Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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11/17/16 @ 8:16 PM
basswarrior
basswarrior
USER since 1/4/11

Can someone help us out please we have 4  adults and 12 young youth we are doing our annul ice fishing trip with as mentors of the youth n the turtle flowage is a lake the kids want to do 

but us adults never been there looking for some basic info that can point us in the right direction 


what part of the lake should we start on looking for pan fish or anything that would get the kids interest 

I don't need your hot spot but a general idea where to start off with 


thank you 

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11/10/16 @ 7:51 PM
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Edward Felcohands
Edward Felcohands
USER since 2/24/09

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

Put in at fishermans around 11 today, pier is now out of the water.  Wind was changing from south to west throughout the course of the day, increasing in speed, which made things interesting.  Got on some large crappies in a lake basin, reeled them in for about an hour before I decided to move, I wasn't keeping anything so I opted to leave them be.  Plastics were better than minnows.  Set up on some river channels for walleye, picked up a few but not as good as earlier in the week.  Hit  dandy of a log on the way back to the launch, I guess I  was overdue to hit something, sheared a pin but no major damage.  My grandpa taught me to use brass pins, and they have saved me from major damage many times over the years.  Nice quiet ride back to the launch with the trolling motor.  Probably done out here until ice, I will be sticking to the smaller lakes until my Ice trip in December.

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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11/7/16 @ 9:07 PM
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Edward Felcohands
Edward Felcohands
USER since 2/24/09

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Put in a fishermans today around noon, I was the only vehicle in the parking lot.  Only saw three other boats all day.  Did some scoping in merkle, ran towards the  dam, then stopped to fish baraboo for a while.  Got a couple nice eyes there in 30 ft, marked lots of fish all over the water column, but had trouble connecting and got sick of the wind bashing me around.  Decided to head for some more protected flambeau channel areas, hit some spots I had done well on earlier this fall, river channel with wood and rock, 12-16 ft deep, channel bends were best.  Picked up a couple good eyes every time I dropped the anchor.  Seemed like the active fish would hit right away, then you'd get 20 mins of taps and stolen and chewed minnows.  Best action on fatheads as opposed to suckers, I prefer the jacks weed less jigs.  Average size was good, 14 inches or so with a couple 17-18" fish in the mix.  Released everything, including a couple nice perch.  Wonderful day out there.  Kinda hard to bother bow hunting with the fishing so good this time of year.  Water temps 46-48.

Edited on 11/7/16 10:03 PM
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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11/5/16 @ 2:27 PM
Scumfroggin24
Scumfroggin24
USER since 10/10/16

Anyone have any information on the small mouth fishing? Thinking on making a trip tomorrow for the day. Any tips are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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11/5/16 @ 2:26 PM
Scumfroggin24
Scumfroggin24
USER since 10/10/16

Anyone have any information on the small mouth fishing? Thinking on making a trip tomorrow for the day. Any tips are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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11/1/16 @ 8:30 AM
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Uluaukea
Uluaukea
USER since 4/19/16

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

That's why you are considered a real fisherman Jeff!  Some people like to fish and some people live to fish.  I know which I am.  I will admit sometimes I get tired of casting for skis for 10+ hours a day after about the 3-4th day (only if action is slow) but then I will fish all day for something else.  Congrats on a good and safe season and my jealousy of your ability to fish the TFF every day will never end!

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10/31/16 @ 9:48 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

A few pictures.

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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10/31/16 @ 9:36 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

The last couple days I fished the tff were the 27th and 28th we caught walleyes in deep water and on rocks in 8-10', 1/8oz. jig and fathead. Similar to last reports, lot of fish caught but a high percentage were small fish released, some days have had some big perch and a few nice pike with the walleyes. This pattern will continue along with muskies starting to go deeper, slower presentation on baits and the sucker bite will get better. That is my brief conclusion to the open water fishing reports, by the way thanks for the compliment drummerboy.

On a personal note just wanted to thank everyone who fished with me I had an incredible season. Also want to thank those who have read my reports. My family will be happy to get a reprieve from my loud pecking on the keyboard at night. My younger brother once described my penmanship as neanderthal , my youngest son had a word for my typing, it was really funny, wish I could think of it now but it eludes me.

I get asked at least two or three times a week, "do you ever get tired of fishing?" I gave some thought to that on this past Thursday the 26th. I spent 10 hours in the boat, half by myself and half with my oldest son. In the slow but steady rain I checked the weather channel on my phone several times : 37*. May 14th, in the cold and parts of the day snow, was a close 2nd but as far as miserable conditions the 26th won out, I would rather fish in snow than cold rain. Late in the morning I fished a hole with a sucker on a bobber, a dead stick with a jig and briefly with hands too cold to cast a jig I vertically jigged. The question again entered my mind, I could have been home watching TV. I picked up my son who has a much higher intelligence level in wardrobe selection, no cotton jersey gloves or leather work boots(feet wet since 11 am). At day's end with the last of the day's light fading we hit" one more spot". On our way to the last spot we drove about 8 miles across the flowage and saw one other boat, under power, I believe it was a DNR survey boat. I contemplated the question again. We had been catching walleyes and my son out fishing me by 2 to 1, sometimes I love to get out fished, must have been my cold hands. Sent son home with a catch of walleyes and some nice perch.

The last day I could justify fishing without customers was this past Saturday. I struggled in the morning on where to fish, I had it narrowed down to a Manitowish chain lake, Fence lake or Trude, the close to home lake (Trude) won out. I spent the first 3-1/2 hours watching the sonar and marking spots while travelling at 5-7 mph. If you haven't done it, it is a long time to be in a boat without fishing. My farewell open water post is getting lengthy, in summary I caught walleyes on a steep break in 30-33" and though was hoping for more walleyes caught some nice smallmouth on boulders in 18-20'.

Son Jack winterized my boat tonight, it is hard to stop fishing but there is only one November, hard not to reserve that for deer hunting.

I think it was 161 out of 180 days I fished, some were family commitments, 11 for a trip to Alaska . But no fishing never got old!



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10/30/16 @ 7:21 AM
drummer boy
drummer boy
USER since 3/14/08

Jeff say it aint so, I really like your reports even though I only get up there a couple of times a year.You have the best guide reports on this board.

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10/29/16 @ 6:45 AM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Quick report before heading out, for the few remaining fisherman. Still catching walleyes in deeper water 14-24'. There a lot of small fish in these deeper holes, the ratio of fish 13" and over is somewhere around 5 to one, most days catching 30-50 walleyes and keeping 9 or 12. Lot of 10 and 11" fish that need to grow.

Awesome time of year, probably last day for me tomorrow, quitting a little earlier for early opening of Mn. deer season.

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