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Hot Runr Guy
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11/22/14 7:32 PM CST
Chasing, Scott of FlambeauVista posted that his guests on Lake Bastine are reporting 5" so far.

HRG

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11/22/14 10:27 AM CST
Hoping to come up ice fishing for thanksgiving will there be any fishable ice on the flowage by then if so any tips would be appreciated since I have never ice fished the flowage Thanks Dave

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11/11/14 1:38 PM CST
Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Nmann,

Right now it is snowing lightly we have had around 12" so far.

Most TFF water is still open,but a few back bays have some skim ice with snow on top. Water temp at the Dam was 33.7 this am.

With forecasted high temps in the mid-teens this weekend, the Lake will probably freeze over in the next week or two, but I would be very careful on early ice. Water level is higher than usual this year, and river flows/current are also likely to be stronger than usual, leading to ice conditions that are highly variable.

Good luck on your early ice trip, but be careful !!

Tight Lines,

Tom502

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11/11/14 12:38 PM CST
How is the crappie fishing this year. last year ice fishing wasn't very good for catching crappie hopefully it will be better this year

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11/11/14 11:03 AM CST
Hi All,

I have already booked our annual early ice trip to the TFF. Just wondering if any of the locals can give me an update on conditions after all the weather has passed through. Is the snow falling on skim ice or open water? Hopefully for a good start to the season in a few weeks its falling on open water and not messing up early ice conditions. Any reports during or after the snow would be appreciated. Can't wait to get up there and watch the flags fly!!

Nmann707

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11/7/14 12:13 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
MK,

I live near the Springstead Landing - report from over here is about the same as previous guy mentioned - open water now, but a skim of ice on the Beaver ponds near the landing this AM.

We have a bit of breeze right now that helps to keep water open, but are expecting cold weather and snow overnight. Water should be open this weekend, but not very comfortable for fishing.

Tight Lines,

Tom502

Mk117
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11/7/14 11:10 AM CST
Thanks for the update guys, I will let you know how I do. Smile

Edward Felcohands
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11/7/14 10:18 AM CST
I am in mercer right now, there is very little snow on the ground, and even the small lakes only have a little skim ice around the shore in protected areas, I would think you'll be fine but be prepared for more snow over the next few days

Mk117
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11/7/14 8:32 AM CST
Didn't think I'd have to ask these questions when planning to fish this weekend, but: Is Springstead landing open? Is there enough snow up there that I have to worry about it having been plowed? Is the water by the ramp open? Iced in yet?

Thanks in advance! Looking forward to one more day day of open water fishing.

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11/4/14 6:52 PM CST
Looks like you put him to good use. congratulations those are nice fish. They are where the walleyes, crappies and perch are. Thanks for the nice pictures. Jeff


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11/4/14 12:06 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Boated 4 on Saturday and one on Sunday. Two on suckers, one on a jerkbait and two on minnow baits.

Thanks for the sucker Jeff!

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11/3/14 9:51 AM CST
Sounds like a cold... but good ending to the season. I hate hearing, "last time out"

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FISHING REPORT
11/3/14 8:59 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Pictures

Taking reservations for ice fishing.


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11/3/14 8:46 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Saturday was my last day of the open water season. I did get in a full day, on the water at 6am, it was 11* when we left the house. My son Tom had two friends sleep over, brothers Brandon and Johnny. We all set out decoys then Johnny and I fished and they duck hunted. It was the coldest temperatures I have open water fished in, the cold air was problematic as ice formed on the front eye and had to be occasionally cleaned out. The walleyes bit well but were scattered over deep boulders, we had to pull anchors and move around to keep catching fish. The anchor rope in the water was limber but once it got back in the boat it immediately froze and was difficult to wrap around the cleats at the next spot. Johnny, a diehard fisherman was very happy to be out catching walleyes, two years ago him and I also fished the last day as Tom duck hunted. Kids are fun to fish with. Late in the morning I said to Johnny, " I got a few sodas here that aren't frozen, you want one? Reply: I quit drinking soda. Me: really, why? Johnny," I'm getting in shape" Me: that's great, what's your motivation. Johnny," girls and basketball".

After collecting decoys and leading the duck hunters back to the landing, I picked up my afternoon customers. They were dressed for the weather but Paul wasn't sure how long his 81 year old dad would be able to take the cold. I wasn't too worried about catching walleyes so we started out drift fishing one of the original lake basins for other species. The fish were really spread out, we did drift over one pocket of fish that were thick on the bottom but none of them bit. After 3 or 4 long passes we had a nice mixed bag of crappies, perch, one pike and a couple walleyes. We finished the day catching walleyes on river boulders in 18-22'. I think the oldest guy in the boat, Jim , would have fished longer, after almost 6 hours with the sun low and enough fish in the live well we headed in.


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midnightmoonhowler
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10/30/14 11:25 AM CST
Heck I prefer to eat a good Northern over an eye. Tounge Out

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