Heading to the TFF and am looking for current up to date fishing reports. Anyone have an idea where to look?
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Launched out of fishermans this afternoon. Spent some time trying to get on crappies, never connected with any. Caught several big bluegills though, a nice consolation prize. Looked for walleye, caught a dozen in river channel wood, but none over 10". Also got a few perch but nothing big. Flambeau side is quite murky after all that rain, good current as well. Nailed a stump in 8ft, sheared a pin. Water is low, lots of exposed wood now. Will be back tomorrow.
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I had the pleasure of meeting and fishing with Jeff Robl of Bobbers Down Guide service today for the first time. I told him I wanted to fish for muskies and he accommodated me even though it's not his usual gig. While it is true that he caught 12 times as many fish today as I did, I was still happy cause I caught the Muskie pictured below and he used a little smaller buck tail and got 12 northern pike. I was even more happy about learning a new piece of the flowage and picking Jeff's brain for a few hours. A really fun day for me.
US Cellular reception is extremely spotty on the Flowage. There are some spots by Baraboo where service will come in and out, otherwise the only spot I get a little service is-the flag pole at Donners. Typically when I have to make a call, I have to take FF in to town.
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schur7559 - Went up last year for the first time and am going back again in a week, but here is my advice. Donner's Bay Resort is great for ice and bait.
As for hot spots i recommend buying a fishing map with the spots on them. there is a lot of water and it can be tough to find fish. it really helped me last time i was fishing. I think Donner's Bay resort has these for sale in the bar if you cant get one before you head to the TFF. Last year we did really well dragging a crawler on the bottom in the first drop on the old lake edges maybe 10-20 ft if i can remember correctly. I try to follow what Jeff Robl posts as his would be the most accurate for current conditions.
As for the us cellular reception, mine was spotty. I didnt have service on our campsite, but once i got in the boat and went to the other side of the island we were staying on i got service. I think it depends on your location.
Hope this helps.
I'm heading up to the TFF for my first time at the end of August for a solo camping/fishing trip. I have a number of questions but I'll try to limit them here. First off, if anyone has any fishing tips (baits, spots their willing to share, etc), I'd gladly appreciate it. Secondly, are their any resorts on the lake accomidating to island campers? I'm looking for a place I can restock on bait, ice and firewood. Lastly, how is reception for US Cellular phones? Feel free to PM me. Thanks!
As a side note I'd like to thank Jeff for all his great, detailed reports. I wish I could hire you to guide me but it's unfortunately just not in the budget.
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Our Scout troop spent 3 days on the TFF on a canoe and kayak trip this past weekend. We were working on the fishing merit badge so spent a lot of time fishing. We had moderate success, catching several smallies in the 15 inch range, about 5 walleyes 12-14, and a whole bunch of hammerhandle northerns which made for some good fish fry. Most of the smallies and wallies were on either slip bobbers or jigs. I caught a few on a lindy rigs as well (more stumps than fish). The northerns came on inline or hairpin spinners. Our group had good success on the northerns taking the canoes and kayaks into shallow weedy bays where the big boat couldn't go. Most bass and walleyes were in 10-14ft of water. We marked lots of fish, but it was hard to get bites. We had lots of crawler tail bite offs. Considered using a stinger hook, but too snaggy. All in all, had a great time, can't wait to come back. We didn't run into any big fish of note.