Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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8/27/16 @ 7:23 AM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

A few more pictures from recent trips, getting nice mixed bag catches.

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8/26/16 @ 10:03 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

A few pictures. Today's catch. Gene the birthday guy and a stout 13-1/2" smb released. The fish fry.

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8/26/16 @ 9:51 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

We have spent a lot of time lately pursuing fish other than bass and walleyes. With 11-13" crappies and 8-9" bluegills eager to take bait ,walleyes have taken a back seat. Myself ,I don't mind pounding away all day for tough to catch mid August walleyes but on the idle away from the dock I have been explaining the current bite and giving customers options most people have been opting for more action fishing than walleyes have been providing lately. Like I have said in the past I've stood next to a customer's bent over rod expecting a big fish and had a 8-9" bluegill come up, they really fight! 

We have been catching bluegills, crappies,perch and an occasional walleye on cribs and deeper natural wood structure. Often the natural structure has provided bigger fish of the gill and crappie species.

Have spent a lot of time on the water since last report, often 12 hours, have found the panfish bite better during the middle of the day with late day bite slow.

Have spent a couple days with customers on their birthday in the last week, today Gene turned 78, his wife Mary and friend Mike celebrated Genes birthday on the water. Our day started slow as the day warmed and more sun came out the bite got better, we wound up with an impressive catch of mostly crappies and gills we kept 20 gills, 5 big crappies and a couple perch, most crappies 11-12" and gills 8-9".

Shore lunches seem to go in streaks, I've done a lot of them lately. Customers ask why I don't eat fish and I explain that it is one of my favorite meals but don't want to eat it every day and lose my taste for fish. It has been hard to pass on the bluegills, I've been eating a lot of fish lately, almost all of the shore lunches.


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8/22/16 @ 7:12 PM
tonydashark
tonydashark
USER since 6/5/14

Hey Jeff I here rob booked you September 12th I think . Be great to go with you again . How's the sm fishing then ? 

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8/18/16 @ 12:25 AM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Thanks for the picture posted by Fib 1970 that is a huge smb it is apparent in the picture, the size of the head and tail in relation to the hands holding it that it is a big fish, 21-1/2", huge for the TFF. Big bait, big fish, hitting a muskie topwater.  Last year someone posted a 29 plus inch walleye caught on a bucktail while muskie fishing.

Walleye the last week have been coming from deeper wood in the 10-18' range, the lessor of the depth mentioned usually has both rock and wood. Slip bobbers and casting 1/8 slow fall jigs have caught some on leeches but mainly crawlers. I haven't fished any weeds the last week except weeds for bluegills.

Perch  bluegills and crappies, getting some really nice bluegills, many in the 8-9" range, deeper natural wood and cribs, some in cabbage weeds.


Smallmouth, wood in the 6-12' range still doing well on the dead sticks with an 1/8 oz. jig and a leech a few inches off bottom. Smallmouth also relate to weeds, a few of our biggest fish came from weeds one on a bucktail in about 2-1/2 fow.

Muskie ,What! you went muskie fishing? Had a really good time spending a little time fishing for muskie. First time this year, was late in the day with husband and wife. We fished from 5-9 pm. caught two, had one come unhooked , caught a couple pike. Our first encounter was a briefly hooked muskie that had harassed other customers a few weeks ago as we fished for perch and walleye. Tristen was bummed at having the fish get off , but the night was young. We fished some weeds then went to a spot I had marked on a quick scouting mission after a guide trip. Big diameter stumps in a quiet out of the way place in 5-7'. She caught a 32" on a bucktail, her husband and I might have been as excited as she was. We later got a 31" on a spot with weeds and a couple big stumps. Had a lot of fun fishing with Tim and Tristen. I forgot to mention Tristen not only loved to cast for muskies but was casting as far and frequently as Tim and I but she was also doing it while being 6 months pregnant. 

Muskies were caught on bucktails one on a Bucher with a silver blade one on a Man Cave Bait Co. with double copper blades

Met some people I haven't fished with before, fished with some people I have fished with many times before, thanks for the business, it is a wonderful life!


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8/14/16 @ 2:54 PM
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FIB_1970
FIB_1970
USER since 5/15/16

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Beautiful weekend on the TFF with my wife.  Happy anniversary 21.5" SMB on Top Water fishing for Musky.  

 

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8/12/16 @ 10:15 AM
lota lota
lota lota
MEMBER since 7/12/01
The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Association will hold its 21st Annual Pig & Corn Roast on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Enjoy slow roasted pork, farm fresh sweet corn, salads & sides, and scrumptious homemade desserts. Food will be served from 4:00pm until it’s gone. Raffles will be held throughout the afternoon and evening, so bring your lucky rabbit’s foot. The event will be held at the Gateway Lodge & Resort, N4695 Popko Circle, Mercer. For more information contact the Gateway Lodge & Resort, 715-476-7878 or go to www.turtleflambeauflowage.com.

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8/10/16 @ 11:12 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

nice pics, and I'm thinking yummmm, shore lunch!

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8/10/16 @ 10:59 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

A few more pics from recent days. First picture reminds me of some of the incredibly flat water sunny days we've had recently, a first walleye and a pretty typical August mixed bag of fish.

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8/10/16 @ 10:30 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

A couple pictures from yesterday, Kathy with a walleye a little over 19" and 18-1/2 smb both released.

I am dumbfounded that I figured out how to get these pics from my phone to LL without my technical advisor. I think I will try a few more.

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