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JEFF ROBL
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8/26/14 11:24 PM CST
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Alasa's first walleye.


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8/26/14 11:13 PM CST
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8/26/14 11:03 PM CST
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8/26/14 10:50 PM CST
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There have been days in August when the walleyes have been active for only parts of the day, yesterday with the south wind and a big chop we found a good walleye bite throughout the day . We still had to work a lot of spots to come up with a nice stringer of fish, often catching only one or two fish on a spot. The days when the fish are more active we have caught bigger walleyes, it seems late summer, conditions have to be right to get bigger fish in the mood. We have also caught fish in the 10' range on good bite days. The more typical late summer fishing has been throwing the buoy on small pods of fish, often two or three fish in 12-18'depth then dropping anchor and working the fish by casting 1/8 oz. jigs and a half crawler.

Yesterday we spent most of the day out in the chop on the big water area we did a lot of slip bobber fishing along with jig fishing. I spent the day with Travis and Missy, I encourage customers to use my rods but they had nice rods of their own, a 6'6" and 7'6" med-lite, fast action St. Croix eyecon series. Their rods were rigged with a Berkley line that was similar to a braided line and had the sensitivity qualities of a braid. Missy had very little jig fishing experience, with the strong wind, light jig and deep water she was able to feel the bite as well as Travis and I and catch as many fish.

We have been catching nice smallmouths along with the walleyes. The bluegills, perch and crappies have been part of our catch also. Some days we are catching bluegills on most of the spots we are walleye fishing, they are relating to the same deeper wood structure, I would expect to find them on cribs but we haven't fished many of those. They are fun to catch, several times I have had the net ready seeing a good bend in a rod then get a laugh out of a bluegill coming to the surface.

August has been a popular time for families I've enjoyed getting the chance to fish with all of the kids and some women who don't get a chance to fish too often. Thought I would post some pictures.


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8/23/14 7:49 AM CST
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Been a long time since my last post, have fished every day, lot of shore lunches, been good busy. A couple evenings I started a post and woke up around midnight with the computer in my lap. Fishing has been good, still fishing a lot of deep wood 12-16' getting some fish on deep rocks and a few days with bigger walleyes on 9-11' with wood and rock structure these fish came on days with a chop and good cloud cover. Been taking all three baits: leeches, crawlers and minnows still doing the best on crawlers. There have been days where the walleyes have been in a very negative mood for part of the day, they seldom go all day however without turning on, you have to be where the fish are when they decide to bite, times when you see them on the TV but they won't take the bait. This time of year you are competing with a lot of natural bait. There haven't been any days where there hasn't been a bunch of fish swimming in the live well at the end of the day, sometimes the mix has consisted of some nice bluegills and crappies and not as many walleyes as I would like but we are catching a lot of fish, most days 6-8 doz. crawlers.

Gotta go fishing! would like to tell about a few trips in a follow up post, been having a lot of fun.


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8/23/14 12:40 AM CST
Fall is a special time on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. The days are warm, the evenings are crisp and the Fall colors are fantastic. Most importantly, the walleyes, smallmouths, slab crappies and musky are putting on the "feed bag" knowing what lies ahead in only three months.

There is also some great grouse hunting on the thousands of acres of public land surrounding the TFF, along with hunting on the nearly two hundred islands on the 19,000 acres of pristine water comprising Wisconsins's Scenic Wilderness Waters Area.

Think about a "Blast and Cast" week or weekend.

Click on our signature below to access our website for info on lodging, food and guides, along with ordering a free map of the TFF. Big Smile

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8/19/14 9:46 AM CST
Tom502-

Cool, that is good news, thanks for the information Cool

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8/19/14 8:07 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
In regards to the new bridge going in to Trude Lake from the TFF, on July 3, 2014 the Mercer Town Board voted to accept a bid of approx 500k from Pitlik and Wick for the new bridge project. See link below.

http://townofmercer.com/uploads/meetings/2014%207%203%20minutes.pdf

I believe that they will be doing this project this fall when water levels are at the low point for the year.

Tight Lines,

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8/18/14 10:06 PM CST
Fished Saturday Sunday and a couple hours this morning didn't do very good ended up with 5 small walleye a few smallmouths one 19" largemouth a couple small northerns and a dozen or so pan fish . new to the flowage and still trying to find fish any advice would be appreciated thanks.

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8/18/14 3:19 PM CST
Jpons - your info is correct. As I understand it, the replacement of the metal culverts with a navigable bridge was approved 1-2 years ago. The next step was getting the funding which I had heard they had in last year's budget. I must have heard wrong as no work was done. I had expected to see work done this year.... Not sure of the current status. Anyone else with current info?

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8/18/14 2:14 PM CST
I heard today that there are plans in the works to replace the culvert between the TFF and Trude lake with a taller bridge so as to make navigation between the 2 bodies of water with bigger boats easier. Anyone else hear these rumblings?

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8/16/14 8:03 AM CST
Do people fish by pine island much during the summer?

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8/16/14 1:29 AM CST
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I'm sure I've said this before about the TFF. A tough day on the TFF can be the equivalent to a good day on a lot of bodies of water. I fished with two groups today ,I do enjoy providing a family fish fry, in the morning we caught enough for a fish fry for the three fisherman in the boat and their wives back at the cabin and in the afternoon for a group of seven friends. The walleyes had to be worked for, we fished deep wood on the edge of breaks and river channels, in the afternoon we did fish a couple of cribs. Fifteen or twenty years ago the TFF to my recollection didn't have as diverse a fishery as it does currently. Today I cleaned 47fish for the two groups, 12 walleyes the rest crappies, perch, and blue gills. Most of the fish were caught from deep wood with 1/8 oz. jigs and 1/2 crawlers.

Start bringing your warm clothes, I'm hoping for a lot of warm weather yet but Tuesday with the north wind, I wore two jackets until noon. Those cold fronts have triggered some bigger fish we caught and released a 22" walleye that day, the seven walleyes we kept that were on the smaller side.

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8/14/14 11:17 PM CST
West Bend and Eyes and others newbies: We are happy to hear that you have discovered the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Wisconsin's Scenic Wilderness Waters Area. Please click on our signature below to access our website for information on area campsites, guides, cabins, resorts, bars and restaurants, along with ordering a free map with TFF area information. Big Smile

Enjoy your stay. We are sure you will be back! Cool

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8/14/14 5:46 PM CST
Heading up Oct 1st-5th. Any ideas on where to search for bass? Never been up here so cant wait to see what she looks like.

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