Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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5/3/16 @ 9:59 AM
AdamStrehlowUWSP
AdamStrehlowUWSP
USER since 1/22/16

Wow, don't know how i missed that earlier post. Thanks. 

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5/3/16 @ 7:05 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

Adam, see Jeff Robl's post from 4-27 about camping, in fact, all Jeff's post are informative


Check this site out for loads of good information on TFF


turtleflambeauflowage.com/

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5/2/16 @ 10:55 PM
AdamStrehlowUWSP
AdamStrehlowUWSP
USER since 1/22/16
Hey all, sorry not a report, but a question.  Two friends and I are planning on coming up this weekend to camp and fish on the TFF.  We are students In Stevens Point and are not familiar with the area at all, but are looking for an adventure.  We have heard that there is camping on the islands as well as the shorelines.  From what we can understand there are multiple campsites that are first come first serve??   We are wondering what the chances are for us to actually get a site if we come up Friday afternoon. Any information helps. Thanks.

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5/2/16 @ 5:58 AM
Edward Felcohands
Edward Felcohands
USER since 2/24/09
I was up fishing the mercer area the weekend of the 23rd, every lake I saw was wide open and warm, can't imagine there's any ice left anywhere. We got a ton of rain that weekend also.

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4/30/16 @ 9:18 PM
mhb
mhb
USER since 5/9/13
Is the ice all out on the turtle flambeau flowage?

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4/29/16 @ 10:03 AM
Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12
skellyd 83 Was waiting for someone else to respond. Other than standing in a trout stream I was never much of a shore fisherman, though I do remember landing some dandy carp in the south park lagoon using dough balls when I was a kid. Best bet for panfish would probably be a small lake, in the Mercer area I would ask permission to fish off the dock behind The Great Northern Motel on San Domingo Lake. Scott at Turtle River Trading in Mercer might have other suggestions. If you are on the Park Falls side I would stop in the St. Croix retail store and ask the guys there. There are a few good spots for walleyes from shore on the tff but that is still closed.

rmba The two main rivers are the Turtle and the Flambeau, the Turtle near the falls is a closed refuge early in the season.So that would be a pretty narrow search. Smallmouth are spread throughout the flowage, early in May I would just look a little deeper anywhere from 6-12 off shorelines, points and mid lake structure for staging fish.

May be my last post until after the season starts, don't want to monopolize the site and have a lot of work to get done. Have a great opening weekend. Thanks Jeff

(715) 776-0140
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4/29/16 @ 7:56 AM
rmba
rmba
MEMBER since 7/1/10
Thanks Jeff, I would assume, if I go before late May, I should look towards where the rivers come in.

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4/28/16 @ 7:32 AM
skellyd83
skellyd83
USER since 1/14/10
I'm looking to come up and take a couple kids fishing this weekend and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction of where I could take them fishing from shore. Any type of panfish would be great, I just want the kids to have fun

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4/27/16 @ 10:20 AM
Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12
I see there are a few unanswered questions. rmba: It depends when in May you come and what the water temperatures are at that time. Late May to mid June is in my opinion some of the best smb fishing of the year, though the fishing is good most of the open water season. The time I mentioned is prime time and the fish are found in shallow water(1-4') on mid lake shallow flats and along rock/sand shorelines. There are a lot of ways to catch them: rubber worms hooked wacky style,tube jigs,hard body crank baits(2-2-1/2" square billed,crayfish colors, lot of brands work) and when the water warms my favorite, various top waters.Throughout most of the season other than when they are real shallow they are commonly found in 8-12' relating to both wood and rock structure. My favorite rod for bass, a ST. Croix bass series Legend Tournament medium power moderate action 7'2".

Catch and release bass season opens May 7th catch and keep 3rd sat. in June I believe the 18th. IMPORTANT new regs for the Turtle Flambeau Flowage 5 bass(combination of smb or lmb) can be kept this year either all under 14" or 4 under 14" and one over 18". previously 2 over 15". The new regs will be posted at the landings.

provolontone: camping question ,there are 64 sites, they are denoted with a letter and a following number. all have a pit toilet and all have a fire ring with a grate. F sites have picnic tables as do G sites (for larger groups) and B sites which are reservable for a fee. The busiest weekends are opening weekend, Memorial weekend and 4th of July. You will find a site though probably not your first choice and you may have to search one out. You can obtain a free map by contacting the Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association. In addition to this free map I advise people to buy a fishing hot spots map to help them avoid hazards (the contour lines are a little more detailed). There is an interactive map of the TFF on my web site on the "docs" tab.

I always camp opening weekend I have a trip in the morning then the rest of opening day available if anyone is still looking for a guide, will pick up at landings,resorts or campsites.

Looking forward to opening weekend, picture of camping in the snow a few years back on opening weekend, I don't think we have that to look forward to.

(715) 776-0140
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4/27/16 @ 7:33 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
provalonetone, here is a ton of information about camping, lodging, etc the TFF ...and you can get a map

http://www.turtleflambeauflowage.com/

....and thank you Darin with my apologies, got a little carried away

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4/27/16 @ 1:00 AM
provolonetone
provolonetone
USER since 2/2/09
Hi guys, Quick question about the campsites on the flowage. Are there picnic tables on the sites? And our there grill grates over the fire rings? I've been to the Chippewa and the Willow but never the Turtle. Both of the other ones had them. Also is opening day fishing a difficult day to get a site if we get up there around noon? Thanks

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4/26/16 @ 9:58 PM
Tom502
Tom502
MEMBER since 6/15/01
Thanks Darin !!

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4/26/16 @ 7:48 PM
Darin - Lake-Link
Darin - Lake-Link
MEMBER since 5/17/01

Guys please take the discussion to the forums.

Thank You

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4/26/16 @ 7:13 AM
rmba
rmba
MEMBER since 7/1/10
I am looking for some guidance, I have never fished the TFF I would like to try some small mouth fishing. with such a big body of water. Can someone point me in the right area to try, I plan on going there in May sometime. Feel free to PM if you prefer

Ron

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4/17/16 @ 6:44 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
Thanks for the update Tom!

counting the days till we come up

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