Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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TODAY @ 6:01 AM
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WHR
WHR
USER since 3/20/18

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

Ryan S.

The bullrushes/reeds in the Turtle Flowage in the vicinity of Sturgeon Bay/Sand Creek area may be productive for crappie and other pan fish that may be spawning. Good luck to you and your 5 year old son. I was 5 the first time I came to the flowage in 1961 and have been in love ever since.

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5/21/18 @ 10:13 PM
Springerfan
Springerfan
USER since 1/24/13

I’m far from the flowage crappie expert, but I’ve caught some in the summer off Dollar Island in the river channel. Don’t know if they would be there at this time of the year.  Another spot is Blair Lake. Crappies are there, getting them to bite is usually difficult. Very small jigs work best. The flowage is not exactly a crappie factory your best bet I think is trying for a mixed bag

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5/21/18 @ 6:56 PM
Ryan S
Ryan S
USER since 12/25/09

taking my 5 year old up to the tff this weekend, would anybody care to share a couple crappie spots for us to hit? we would really appreciate it as its his first time up there and i want to get him on some fish, we release them all anyways

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5/21/18 @ 5:57 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F


"NO FISH NO PAY GUARANTEED"

Started out sunny and then turned cloudy in the afternoon and a little cooler as the sun went away. Our pics were taken before it cooled off. A a south wind is continuing. Rain is in the forecast and is coming this week.

These guys enjoyed the beauty of the T.F.F. and caught Walleye from 8 AM to 4 PM. It did not mater the color of our jig, today. Put it down and Bang!  We did get some smaller Walleye on bobbers but, "bobbers are good" and do "produce very well", in certain areas, for us. A simple jig and minnow is what we used today (along with some trolling)  and we did well.

The Walleye are moving into different locations and some spots are good today and not the next. We also find that some areas that were not good yesterday but, are good today. One thing that is very important “to us” is, slow is very good for the presentation.

Trolling was also used and did produce 3 Walleye and yes, they were the best sized fish. Color does matter for trolling, “for us”. This is an under utilized technique on the T.F.F. and yes, a few people troll but, very few. This works and should be experimented with for a good change of pace if nothing else.

My clients are enjoying the happiness of the north during this time of year, as many, many other fishermen are also doing. Everyone involved is supporting our communities and there business’s.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless        John Andrew

 

Edited on 5/21/18 6:13 PM
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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5/19/18 @ 11:36 PM
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Paul Buethe
Paul Buethe
USER since 7/10/17

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

Congrats on the productive week Jeff.   Inspiring to me stuck in Milwaukee til the Muskie opener.   Thanks for sharing 

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5/19/18 @ 10:20 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

We have a woodburner in our house, some of my favorite fires of the year are after a day like today, mid May when you think you're done burning wood for the year. I wasn't watching the clock but sometime around late morning I was down to a t-shirt, I'm guessing it was mid seventies. At days end after the 6 mile ride back to the landing, the hand wrapped around the tiller handle was numb, temp 46*. The water went from almost flat to a big rollers, sunny skies to clouds, and a 30* temp drop in a couple of hours. Customer Larry and I fished a full 8 hours . We had enough action on walleyes , the cold did trigger one big fish to bite, our last fish was a thick 22" we released.

To some extent it was one of those you should have been here yesterday days. I would say yesterday was the best bite of the year so far (for us), it was one of those days when everything seemed to be active. I did fish a long day, from 8am to 8pm, we boated 35-40 walleyes, a batch of big perch, smallmouth, many pike(one around 30", big for the tff) had two muskies on, netted one and the other close. We fished probably 20 spots and caught a fish of some species on all but two. Tried one 12' spot for a zero, think the other zero was shallow boulders. The winning pattern was wood structure in 4-6', we did have one area with a mix of stumps, hard sand and rock in 7-8' that gave up several perch and walleyes, also the musky brought to the net along with an abundance of rock bass.

Morning trip yesterday with father and son, Paul and his 86 year old father Jim was special, 86 years old and still a good touch for catching fish on a 1/16 oz. jig.

Had a good week of fishing, as always they don't jump in the net every day, Monday was probably our slower day though we still managed some keeper walleyes.

HRG hope you and Joe had a great stay hope to run into you next time.

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5/19/18 @ 7:33 PM
Hot Runr Guy
Hot Runr Guy
USER since 10/7/11

Jeff,  missed seeing you on the water this week!

Marvin from Donner's told us that people who launched at Sportsmans early Saturday (opening day) got blocked by ice later in the day, and had to be driven from Donners to go get their trailers so they could pull out at Donners.

Don Pemble mentioned that he could not get across "open water" the same day, but by Sunday was much better.

Had a great week weather-wise, fishing was better than last year, but still a tough bite.

HRG

  

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5/19/18 @ 9:26 AM
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TX Tracker
TX Tracker
USER since 4/2/17

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

Great nighttime fishing the last week,casting Countdown Rapalas and Thundersticks does the job at night.

Edited on 5/20/18 9:57 PM
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5/16/18 @ 11:06 PM
Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

Had a day off today fished some "new water" water with son and girlfriend, great day on the water. Didn't name the water but put a post and pictures on my Facebook page( learning how to use Facebook).

I make a small contribution each issue in Badger Sportsman Magazine, current issue has a really good 1 page concise read on early season walleyes by Keith Kavajecz, thought it had a lot of relevancy on searching early fish on places like the TFF.

Low 80's today awesome to be on the water!

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5/15/18 @ 11:05 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Haven't had time to post pictures, here's a few from last few days.



Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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