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tinyfish
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2/12/16 2:42 PM CST
Does anyone know if they are driving on at fisherman's

flambeaurat
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I can confirm that a skid steer did fall through the ice on Friday, January 29 by Donner's Bay, and a jeep went through the ice on Friday, February 5th near the shoreline in Lake Bastine. As of Friday, Feb 5th, there was anywhere from 5-12 inches of ice as far as I found, and I found an open pocket a little larger than a softball in Lake 10. Please use caution and keep the vehicles at the landings.

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2/5/16 9:57 AM CST
Once the snow comes snowmobiles always work the best, last weekend atvs were doing fine, lot of slush to slug through however. At some point they no longer function don't know if we're there yet or not after this week's snow. Will be out this afternoon if anyone wants to call for a recent report. Last week the ice I drilled through varied from 8-1/2-15" depending on location. Been catching some fish but overall it's been slow.


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2/5/16 8:53 AM CST
Wondering if anyone heard of the skid-steer that went through the ice in front of Donner's Bay?

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2/5/16 5:36 AM CST
I haven't been on the flowage since the snow, but I'd imagine it's fairly messy out there now. Even last weekend before the snow there were some significant areas of slush showing up. There have been a few trucks driving out, but I think most guys have been pretty cautious. The ice is highly variable this year and probably not worth the risk. Your best bet would probably be with snowmobiles. As far as fishing, most guys set tipups for walleyes with suckers or shiners in the 4-8 foot range. For myself and others I've talked to, walleyes have been on the slow side. You can find crappies in some of the lake basins or deeper areas of the river channels.

TigerMiller13
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2/5/16 2:19 AM CST
Any information on the fishing up there would be greatly appreciated. Is it safe to drive suv's out there? Types of bait that will be most effective? Any other information you can give us. Group of 4-6 of us coming up fishing for the first time up there. Also not very experienced ice fishermen so any help would be greatly appreciated. And if anyone would like any pier info for Sheboygan or Kewaunee i would be happy to ablidge..

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2/3/16 5:47 PM CST
Just wondering what the travel is on the lake now after this latest snow? Looking to come up and wondering if it is possible to travel around by UTV. Thanks in advance

WalleyesDanceInMyMind
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1/29/16 6:07 AM CST
http://www.jpdwarrior.com/fisheree.html

Forecast for Mercer says 38 degrees! Should be a great time.

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1/28/16 10:07 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Hadn't fished since last report, after a few continued weeks of a cold, headaches etc. broke down and went to doc for medicine, feeling better. We found a little action on walleye yesterday, went out late afternoon and fished for about an hour after dark, the fish came just before dark. We fished suckers and shiners on tip ups on a big flat in 6-8 fow. On a dark night with the 30mph wind drifting snow and the falling snow coming down sideways, for me the most fun was the snowmobile ride in. Fishing the far reaches of the flowage at night or in a daytime "white out" some people might use other words to describe the experience especially if it goes awry. I suggest people have a compass aboard, lot of fisherman use a gps, a compass is a good idea for back up. I didn't use either but I obviously spend a lot of time out there. In a white out I would have been using a compass.

Time of this writing 4-5" of new snow and still coming down, heading out on my once or twice a year trail ride with a group today, should be prime. Another nice weekend ahead in the great northwoods!

Fun fishing event this Saturday at Donner's Bay. Hoping someone else can please post some details: time, ticket purchase locations, raffle prizes etc. Thanks!


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1/20/16 9:50 AM CST
A few more pictures.


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1/20/16 9:34 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 0° - 5° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Report from Saturday. With a big group and a lot of tip ups out we had steady flags all afternoon. We put a mix of minnows on the tip ups: walleye suckers,shiners and extra large fatheads. By adding in fatheads on some of the tip ups I feel you have a better chance at catching some of the big perch on the flowage. We fished water from 8-15' over mostly wood structure. We probably had a flag on average every 5-10 minutes I think a lot of perch bites. We did catch some nice perch, some big smallmouth but only one keeper walleye. Had a couple break lines, when tip up fishing you have to lightly pinch the line with your fingers for a drag when a big fish makes a run. That magic last hour when the walleyes usually bite best was slow on our tip ups.

The "get the lines in quick" approach started with a delay when my auger started leaking propane profusely from one of the fittings. Fortunately a friend I met thru guiding three years ago was fishing a mile away and gladly borrowed his drill, also a propane Jiffy. Overall I have been happy with my Jiffy propane drill but if buying again would also look at the battery Ion, I know my Dad likes his.

The highlight of the day was the food and laughter, Mark and Jeff had two grills and a fryer going with a constant flow of food for about 4 hours. One of my favorites, like last year, was the bacon wrapped asparagus, of the beef ribs, pork ribs,steak, shrimp etc. my favorite meat hands down was the bear tenderloin marinated in some kind of burgundy sauce. With a high temp of around zero the biggest challenge was keeping the beverages from freezing.

Paul (friend who borrowed the drill) stopped by with his group to join us for a little food and drink, he introduced himself and friends then added, your "Friendly Illinois Brothers" which was met with laughter.

TRAVEL: There wasn't any slush until this last snowfall, it doesn't take much snow to get water on top of the ice. People coming from the south are more accustomed to bringing 4 wheelers and I think they should still do fine as we don't have a lot of snow yet. If given a choice snowmobiles generally work better. There will probably be trucks driving out this weekend we had 11" of ice but again not that thick everywhere.

We've been in a deep freeze again this week but the forecast for the weekend looks nice.


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WalleyesDanceInMyMind
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1/20/16 3:57 AM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Air Temp: Below 0° F
Fished the TFF for first time this year Friday and Saturday. Two flags and had a small muskie bite me off at hole. No flags Saturday afternoon. Fished less than an hour by Pine Island for crappies. Didnt get any and got chased out as heater wouldn't start. Only had 7" ice at Pine Island, and lots of slush around. Had 9" south of powerlines. Darn cold out!

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1/16/16 2:36 PM CST
Jeff, thanks for the reports. lota lota, thanks for the info on the upcoming ice fishing tournaments. Both are a lot of fun and the proceeds go to good causes. Thanks to all the volunteers.

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1/16/16 11:37 AM CST
February 27, 2016

Claus Kraetke Memorial Ice Fishing Jamboree

This ice fishing tournament will be headquartered out of Donner’s Bay Resort on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage from 7am to 4pm. Cash prizes will be given for the largest fish caught in several categories. Hot food, warm & cold beverages and tickets for many raffles will be for sale inside the resort's lodge. The resort is located just off of Iron County Hwy FF between Mercer and Butternut at 2974 Hiawatha Road, Butternut, WI 54514. Snowmobile trail #9.

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January 30, 2016

11th Annual Justin Donner Memorial Fisheree

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the JPD Warrior Project, Inc. This ice fishing tournament will be headquartered out of Donner’s Bay Resort on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Cash prizes will be given for the largest fish caught in several categories. You do not need to fish to participate as there will be many raffles & auctions, along with food & beverages in the big heated tents that will be set up on the ice. FIREWORKS over the ice will immediately follow the awards ceremony.

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