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