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9/19/14 4:34 PM CST
I think if the TFF has good walleye habitat for spawning, the natural reproduction of walleyes will keep the walleye population sustainable for many years to come. The issue with walleyes and LM bass only seems to come into play when a particular population of walleyes have crashed, and they try and bring it back via fish stocking. Usually by the time they try to stock walleyes the LM bass population is such that the stocking does nothing but provide more feed for the LM bass. LM bass and walleyes seem to thrive together on the Mississippi River. Reason being there's plenty of habitat for both species. Any impoundment will age over time. The bottom softens, vegetation grows and LM bass love it. I think the practice of winter draw downs helps slow down the aging process on the TFF. Whatever you guys are doing on the TFF, it sounds like its really working. Everyone I talk too is catching fish there.

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9/19/14 10:01 AM CST
I recall a few years ago reading some stuff from the DNR that was essentially asking anglers to remove largemouth from the TTF if they catch them and want to harvest some fish. I think it was something about smallies and walleyes being compatible, and largemouth and walleye not being compatible. I think it was cause of LM predation on walleyes, or something like that. You guides probably know more about than me, but I think the DNR wants to keep this primarily a walleye-smallie-muskie fishery. With so many rivers and creeks flowing into it, there must be huge everything in that body of water.

Which leads me to my own question. Does anyone target catfish in the TFF? They live in the Flambeau River, so there must be some big honkers in the flowage, right? Maybe below the dam?

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9/19/14 8:22 AM CST
The muskies were hitting hard this summer!

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9/19/14 8:13 AM CST
Jeff,

As the lake ages and the climate warms LM, bluegill, and northern pike will sooner or later take over. I have never been to the TFF, but from what I have read and guys I have talked to, the TFF is many years away from established populations of those species.

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9/18/14 12:31 AM CST
hey, I know that guy!

what a piggie smallie!

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9/17/14 11:08 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Two guide trips today got home late, shore lunch to get ready for tomorrow, part of my evening routine, phone calls, respond to e-mails lastly look at Lake Link. Had no intention of doing a post and usually stay out of anything controversial had a hard time not commenting. Tom502 don't know if we met, you are a wise man, callum like you seeum.

Mufugger with a handle like that I sure wouldn't pm you any information.

Tom502 back to the bass, I can count the largemouth we've caught on the big water side of the flowage on one hand. The last week in July (this year) we caught a 19",16" and had a big one on that got off, I was surprised. I recently had the pleasure of guiding a young man who will be fishing the bass tournament. He called not knowing me, it turned out I know his dad very well. He was up doing some prefishing in the summer and had four bass he figured weighed 20lbs, one 23-1/2", all largemouth. He showed me where he caught the fish I was surprised but it wasn't in areas I summer fish. There are more largemouth in the flowage then I knew about.

Largemouth are a great game fish and a lot of fun to catch. Their presence to me on the TFF however is very troubling, I've guided a lot of people the last couple years who came from the Chippewa flowage to the Turtle because they said the walleye fishing has been on the decline, they feel because of the increase of largemouth.

I see the tournament as a very positive event for the flowage. It will possibly give a great assessment of the largemouth population in the TFF. If there are largemouth these guys will catch them. I don't know much about largemouth, a detriment to catching them could be some pretty cold water temps by the first week in Oct. I will be very interested in the catch.

I do know a little bit about smallmouth, the picture is from yesterday.


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9/17/14 9:17 PM CST
cf: Pink Rock is located on the Turtle River near campsite R-1.

mufugger: The Sturgeon Bay Landing is a gravel launch with a small parking area. You may wish to consider launching at Sportsmans Landing if you wish to fish the Turtle River area. You can also access the Turtle River area via Merkel Lake from Fishermens Landing if you can get under the bridge, but go slow and watch for hazards.

The TFF holds a fantastic smallmouth bass fishery if you are a bass angler.

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9/17/14 8:31 PM CST
I've fished the flowage a few times, but am not familiar with pink rock. Where it located? Thanks

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9/17/14 6:47 PM CST
Aaron,

Don't know who you were talking to but he is not very familiar with the TFF. Very very very few largemouth bass in the TFF.

Good luck in the tournament the first weekend of October and quit trolling for comments here.

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9/17/14 6:35 PM CST
I will be making a trip to the TFF the 26th-28th of september with a friend of mine to chase some bass. I am a college student, and not familiar with the Flowage what-so-ever. I was talking to a guy who told me there was some big largemouth bass in the lake. Looking at the map, it is clear that there is so much water and endless amounts of structure. Does anyone have any advice for finding the largemouth out there this time of year? There are so many areas! Is there certain areas or types of structure I should key in on?? Any help is much appreciated. With a college budget, I would hate for our trip to go to waste.

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9/17/14 1:22 PM CST
You should be able to launch from there with a 21'. A lot of fish hanging in the river channels all the way from the dam down to Pink Rock. As of last weekend anyway.

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Heading up to Mercer in a couple weeks. I'm going to have a day or two to fish the TFF while there. I always do well for fall walleye there, but looking to mix it up and try some new areas. We typically stick to the baraboo lake area, but would like to try the river channels a bit more this time around. Anybody have any good starting areas to try out in the river? Also, is the sturgeon bay landing big enough to accommodate a 21'?

Any help would be appreciated, feel free to PM me if you don't want to share on a public forum.

thanks in advance!

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9/15/14 12:55 PM CST
Fished TFF last Fri Sat and Sun. Weather was a bit cool after the front but the skis were fairly active. Had 2 swipes at topwaters, two sucker drops which sucks since suckers came back tore up and dead $16 and no fish, and this 38" which was caught on a depthraider. Most of the fish seemed to be in 14+ft. Water temps 58-60deg. First trip to the TFF and had a great time!

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9/14/14 11:12 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Hard to believe we're having to get the body acclimated to the cold weather already, I am optimistic we have some nice weather ahead. Yesterday when the sun came out it felt great, but even at that the jackets never came off. We fished for walleyes yesterday , fishing both late summer and fall pattern structure and found them on both. There are fish starting to move into the deep rock in the beds of the river channels.

I had a very enjoyable day with two young guys, Cody took his younger brother Corey, home from the Marines, on a fishing trip. They didn't need any instructions from me on jig fishing, we boated 27 walleyes casting 1/8 oz. jigs and fatheads. Most of the fish were small we kept 7 nothing over 15" along with a couple nice crappies and a perch. We caught a lot of rock bass, between the walleyes and the rock bass they chewed through quite a bit of bait providing steady action for most of the day. The brothers came home with a nice bag of fillets for a family fish fry for a get together on their mom's birthday.

The area of the flowage we fished yesterday had water temps of 55* which is pretty amazing how fast the temps have dropped. Lot of good fishing ahead, I enjoy fishing all year but my favorite time is coming up.


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9/11/14 7:58 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Anyone wondering what it was like fishing on the flowage today? Darn cold! to put it mildly. I left the house in the morning temp was 39 got home 42, brisk north wind all day. The water temp on tue. was 65 today 60, with the wind, that temp would be reflective of the water column not just the surface temp your gizmo is reading. If you want to know the water temp, the site Tom 502 mentioned is the temp that would be most representative of what the fish are feeling.

The fishing? My guests and I fished 5 hours , kept 3 walleyes and 6 nice crappies we released some small walleyes, pretty slow, minnows 14-24'.Jeff and Russ were actually pretty happy to come up with tonights fish fry, they had been having some slow fishing.

My last two groups were staying at Cry of The Loon Resort in the Lake Bastine area of the flowage and were very happy with their accommodations.

Have a busy schedule coming up but do have this weekend open if anyone is interested. According to the forecast I predict the fish will be biting Saturday.


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