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JEFF ROBL
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4/29/16 10:02 AM CST
skellyd 83 Was waiting for someone else to respond. Other than standing in a trout stream I was never much of a shore fisherman, though I do remember landing some dandy carp in the south park lagoon using dough balls when I was a kid. Best bet for panfish would probably be a small lake, in the Mercer area I would ask permission to fish off the dock behind The Great Northern Motel on San Domingo Lake. Scott at Turtle River Trading in Mercer might have other suggestions. If you are on the Park Falls side I would stop in the St. Croix retail store and ask the guys there. There are a few good spots for walleyes from shore on the tff but that is still closed.

rmba The two main rivers are the Turtle and the Flambeau, the Turtle near the falls is a closed refuge early in the season.So that would be a pretty narrow search. Smallmouth are spread throughout the flowage, early in May I would just look a little deeper anywhere from 6-12 off shorelines, points and mid lake structure for staging fish.

May be my last post until after the season starts, don't want to monopolize the site and have a lot of work to get done. Have a great opening weekend. Thanks Jeff

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4/29/16 8:20 AM CST
Did anybody see the Indians spearing yet?

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4/29/16 7:56 AM CST
Thanks Jeff, I would assume, if I go before late May, I should look towards where the rivers come in.

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4/28/16 7:32 AM CST
I'm looking to come up and take a couple kids fishing this weekend and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction of where I could take them fishing from shore. Any type of panfish would be great, I just want the kids to have fun

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4/27/16 10:19 AM CST
I see there are a few unanswered questions. rmba: It depends when in May you come and what the water temperatures are at that time. Late May to mid June is in my opinion some of the best smb fishing of the year, though the fishing is good most of the open water season. The time I mentioned is prime time and the fish are found in shallow water(1-4') on mid lake shallow flats and along rock/sand shorelines. There are a lot of ways to catch them: rubber worms hooked wacky style,tube jigs,hard body crank baits(2-2-1/2" square billed,crayfish colors, lot of brands work) and when the water warms my favorite, various top waters.Throughout most of the season other than when they are real shallow they are commonly found in 8-12' relating to both wood and rock structure. My favorite rod for bass, a ST. Croix bass series Legend Tournament medium power moderate action 7'2".

Catch and release bass season opens May 7th catch and keep 3rd sat. in June I believe the 18th. IMPORTANT new regs for the Turtle Flambeau Flowage 5 bass(combination of smb or lmb) can be kept this year either all under 14" or 4 under 14" and one over 18". previously 2 over 15". The new regs will be posted at the landings.

provolontone: camping question ,there are 64 sites, they are denoted with a letter and a following number. all have a pit toilet and all have a fire ring with a grate. F sites have picnic tables as do G sites (for larger groups) and B sites which are reservable for a fee. The busiest weekends are opening weekend, Memorial weekend and 4th of July. You will find a site though probably not your first choice and you may have to search one out. You can obtain a free map by contacting the Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association. In addition to this free map I advise people to buy a fishing hot spots map to help them avoid hazards (the contour lines are a little more detailed). There is an interactive map of the TFF on my web site on the "docs" tab.

I always camp opening weekend I have a trip in the morning then the rest of opening day available if anyone is still looking for a guide, will pick up at landings,resorts or campsites.

Looking forward to opening weekend, picture of camping in the snow a few years back on opening weekend, I don't think we have that to look forward to.


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4/27/16 7:33 AM CST
provalonetone, here is a ton of information about camping, lodging, etc the TFF ...and you can get a map

http://www.turtleflambeauflowage.com/

....and thank you Darin with my apologies, got a little carried away

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Hi guys, Quick question about the campsites on the flowage. Are there picnic tables on the sites? And our there grill grates over the fire rings? I've been to the Chippewa and the Willow but never the Turtle. Both of the other ones had them. Also is opening day fishing a difficult day to get a site if we get up there around noon? Thanks

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4/26/16 9:57 PM CST
Thanks Darin !!

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4/26/16 7:48 PM CST

Guys please take the discussion to the forums.

Thank You

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4/26/16 7:13 AM CST
I am looking for some guidance, I have never fished the TFF I would like to try some small mouth fishing. with such a big body of water. Can someone point me in the right area to try, I plan on going there in May sometime. Feel free to PM if you prefer

Ron

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4/17/16 6:44 AM CST
Thanks for the update Tom!

counting the days till we come up

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4/16/16 6:39 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
To follow up on the ice out situation, ice is totally gone on the Baraboo and Horseshoe portions of the TFF.

If out boating please be carefull - there are lot of floating logs moving around, especially with water levels within 6" of full pool.

Tight Lines,

Tom502

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4/10/16 11:19 PM CST
There is open water at Lake of the Falls down the Turtle River to past of Dead Horse Resort. It is iced in yet at Idle Shores, Lodge of Lakeview, Flambeau Vista Retreat, Donners Bay, Fort Flambeau and Sportsmans Landing; however the ice is getting black and there is some melt along the shoreline and floating docks.

Fishermans Landing is iced in, but there are some visible open pockets of water with one near the landing holding a wood duck.

Trude Lake is open to the first island after the bridge.

The Flambeau River is open from the TFF Dam to past Crawley Dam with the exception of some sloughs.

The sandhill cranes and loons have returned to the area.

There are still some cabins available for opening weekend and week of fishing. Click our signature below to access our website for information on lodging, food, guides and to order a free TFF map.

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4/8/16 3:17 PM CST
Geez...there has to be at least one goof on every thread, eh?

Musky Jon, if you don't want to read non fishing reports, don't read them. It was checked NO this is not a Fishing Report but rather a question/comment on this body of water. If something like that grosses you out, you need a different hobby.

50-50...keep the pics lol. Wouldn't want to upset anybody

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Met A guy that has trail cams on all of them, I'll see if he has any pics from 2015.. Big Smile

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