I fished with Steve Gress of Black River Falls on the Turtle Flambeau on Wednesday afternoon. There was very little wind at first but it did pick up a bit. We fished rocks and wood in 12 to 15 ft. and ended up with4 walleyes that were kept.
Probably best to use either Fishermans Landing, off Popko Circle south of Mercer, or Springstead Landing which is north of Hwy. 182 on Flowage Road.
Either landing should be great to use, a bit more parking available at Springstead.
Murray's Landing is not as improved, no dock or pier and lots of very shallow water nearby (more suited to Canoe, Kayak or smaller boats).
Very sorry to hear about the stolen property at Springstead Landng. I live just around the corner from this landing, and this spring is the first time I have heard about this kind of an problem in my 17 years living here.
I and several of my neighbors make it a point to drive thru the landing every time we go to town or run errands. Others who walk their dog, or walk for exercise also visit the landing regularly.
Again this year there are summer interns from the "Clean Boats-Clean Waters" AIS prevention effort who are at the landing on varying shifts over surmmer months, and the DNR has 2 Creel Clerks rotating thru the various TFF landings all summer long.
Unfortunately, there is no electric power at the landing, hence no security lighting. If you haven't already done so, calling the Iron County Sheriff in Hurley to report this may help to get a few more patrols down to the southern part of Iron County. Sheriff's phone # is (715) 561-3800. Also, think about calling the WI DNR property manager for the TFF to report this. His phone # is (715) 476-7846.
Again, sorry to hear about you loss.
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Brief fishing report: yesterday the surface on the big water was incredible, never saw anything like it, it was actually kind of unsettling having globs of dead mayflies on your line and slip bobber. There were slicks of dead bugs everywhere, We had a slow start on several spots on the big water side, decided to drive to the horseshoe, lot of bugs there too but we managed a couple walleyes and perch on our half day trip. Another half day trip today, first spot, another out of the inventory, not fished this year spot we had a 19" we released, missed quite a few others. Wemoved on to other spots in the 11-14' range, kept a few walleyes, 9 perch, caught quite a few smb elected to keep a few smb in the 13" range. Still catching w's on fatheads and crawlers, today fished 11-14 again, mix of wood and rock. Love the wind, last spot however took 100 feet and good anchors, new boat is awesome 32mph on the way in across the big waters with the big chop, I do always ask if customers are adverse to going fast, I can drive slow, it is painful.
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Andyreindy3 If you can't catch smb on the spook the first 2 weeks in June on the tff, I'll eat my hat, haven't had to eat a hat yet. The bottom lure in the picture may require a magician, if you put a glob of crawlers on it and let it lay on the bottom you may catch a bull head or a sturgeon.
nihsif it was a pleasure fishing with Larry Smith he is a VERY good fisherman, had a young guy just finished college (Brad) camera man very attentive, hands on guy and friend Phil, never fished with a blind guy ,he was a pretty impressive fisherman, who took blind guy jokes in stride, Phil your bobbers down, set the hook! No! not the orange one the green one!
I've said it before, I get paid to have customers catch fish not me. Hunting and fishing does involve some jealously I want customers to catch the fish and unless its 11:30 on a shore lunch day,I don't cast where I think the fish are. But when I get a really good jig fisherman I try pretty hard to see who will catch the fish. I get a handful of extremely good jig fisherman, a week or so ago Rob and Edie (husband and wife), Rob is one of the best jig fisherman I've fished with, he always knows whats going on at the end of his line.
Want extend a congratulations to two of Wisconsin"s best jig fisherman my brother Joe and brother in law Greg, my dad just called and told me they won the Otter street tournament for the third time, don't believe anyone has done that before (over 300 teams of the states best fisherman). He has a knack for finding fish, I hope I never have to compete with him on the flowage, he catches fish there too. Proud brother.
Happy Fathers Day!!!!