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JEFF ROBL
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7/21/15 8:22 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
We fished deeper wood structure today in the 12-14' range. Fished with slip bobbers all day and each customer and myself also cast an 1/8 oz. slow fall jig and 1/2 crawler. A high percentage of our fish came on the jigs despite the nice chop to go with the bobbers. Crawlers caught most of the fish.We did get a few bass on the dead stick with leeches. The 4 doz.crawlers were gone late in the afternoon. Leeches caught few fish once the crawlers were gone, fortunately it was time to pick up Mom to join the group for a fish fry. Four doz. crawlers is a marginal quanity to bring I usually bring more.

Nice to see some new posts glad to hear new visitors enjoying the TFF, it is an awesome body of water!


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noiineye
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7/21/15 6:35 PM CST
From this morning.

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7/21/15 6:33 PM CST
Well going to an 1/8 ounce jig made a difference. I found a few stumps and fished them this morning. Took a while to find them considering I didn't want to wreck my prop again. On the 3rd stump I picked up one nice walleye and a dandy perch. Within 15 minutes. Went back to pick my daughter up and by the time we got back the wind was really whipping. Was too hard to control the boat so we checked out the campsites on the islands. This truly is gods country. We'll be back out in the morning hoping to get enough to have a shore lunch. I can't wait considering the wind is supposed to be lighter tomorrow.

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7/21/15 6:42 AM CST
Thanks so much for the tips. I'm on my way out now and plan on using all that I just read. Wish I could have got out earlier but we stayed up too late playing Yahtzee last night Smile I'll post my results when I get back. Again thank you so much for the help.

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7/20/15 11:30 PM CST
Noiineye, size down your jigs. I use 1/16 oz. most of the time. Put them under a slip, or retrieve them SUPER SLOW, and feel every bottom change between your cast and the boat. A flowage favorite is a Reeves weedless jig or a slofall. Both are weedless and can handle most of the snags. If you lose a bait, dont get discouraged. Most of my favorite spots still have a pile of my jigs on the bottom. VERY SLOW RETRIEVE.

JEFF ROBL
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7/20/15 11:27 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Report in effort to help those not catching fish. I had the day off today but did hear from guide friend that today was slow.There has been some tougher fishing the last couple weeks for walleye but we are catching walleye and other species.

Here is an account of the fishing yesterday, a day when the fish "weren't biting". If customers enjoy eating fish I enjoy sending them home with some boneless filets and or providing a shore lunch. The picture above are the fish we elected to keep. I have only been counting walleye this year, we caught 7 yesterday(had some missed fish) but only kept 1, the other 16 fish we kept were a mixed bag ,we also caught a lot of smallmouth and small perch, bluegill and rock bass, probably 50 or 60 fish total.

I am used to measuring my success in walleyes caught, it was a very slow day for me, my customers however did have fun.

Here is a rundown of what we fished in order, caught some fish on all spots except one: 1.- 6' hump, stumps mostly sand bottom 2.- 7' hump mostly rock bottom,a few scattered stumps 3.- 9' hump softer bottom big stumps, 4.& 5. 10' flat anchoring and fishing waypoints with heaviest concentration of wood, 6. 10' hump with clay bottom some wood and boulders 7. 4' log jamb with the wind pounding in (disapointment only spot where we caught nothing), 8.9' submerged bog. Did fish pretty shallow because of the big winds if flat go deeper 12-15 or shallow weeds 7' is as deep as they go most of the cabbage is 3-5', or shallow concentrations of bigger stumps.

If still no fish consider hiring myself or one of the other Mercer guides I have thur. and sun.open. You will catch fish.

Good luck.


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Pokerduck
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7/20/15 6:20 PM CST
Whistling thank you for the link. Jeff we have actually stayed at F7,F8, & F 10 in the past. We try to use the family sites just for the picnic table. Stayed at F9 last year but it was tough to climb up the bluff because of the stair erosion but the view is amazing. Thanks for the updates Jeff. Tight lines

Tom502
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7/20/15 6:05 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Check the reports by Don Pemble who guides on the TFF at link below. He has been catching eyes in shallow weeds with very light jigs and 1/2 crawler or fatthead minnow.

http://www.outdoors911.com/reports/forumdisplay.php?130-Mercer-amp-Turtle-Flambeau-Flowage-Area

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7/20/15 4:58 PM CST
Went out jigging for walleyes with my daughter today and got skunked. Not sure what we were doing wrong. I found 2 places where there was logs on the bottom but nothing. We vertical jigged over them a bunch of times. We both had 1/4 ounce jigs with a half crawler. The wind made it tough to control the boat but still think I should have been able to pull something out of there. Any ideas on what we can do to put some fish in the boat would be appreciated. We're here till Friday and would like to get my daughter on some fish. We were fishing the turtle river in the area of the sturgeon Bay landing. Not looking for anyone's hot spot but guess just asking if we're in the right area or should we be fishing somewhere else. Thank you in advance for any advice.

JEFF ROBL
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7/20/15 7:29 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Camping Report: Use of the campsites has been light the last few weeks. Fishing pressure has also been low. Parking in the lower lot has been readily available, some week days at 8 am I've been the only truck in the lot. Campers are asked to use the upper lot which has had a lot of open space. There have been a lot of people in the Mercer area, businesses and resorts have been busy, camping however on the TFF from my observation has been low.

Later in the day, yesterday we had a shore lunch, I often use f7 or f8 It is easy to beach the boat into the small gravel and sand with the fast dropping shore line. Late in the day on a beautiful Sunday the sites in close proximity to each other f7, f8, f10 and r17 were all open. For the reason in the summer I usually take f 7 or 8 (nice summer breeze) we took f10, with a 25 mph west wind its harder to keep the heat under the frying pan.

I do like some of the more remote campsites, the sites with picnic tables however do add a lot of convenience for dining.

In the course of taking people to an island for a bathroom break I have named one of the islands mosquito island. Don't know what it is maybe there is a small pond within the island but r6 would be pretty low on my choices for a summer site. During the day while having lunch on the islands mosquitos have been pretty non existent.


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Whistling Gull
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7/19/15 9:06 AM CST
@Pokerduck- Water level fyi http://www.xcelenergy.com/Company/Operations/Hydro_Level_and_Discharge_Rates

[This post was last edited on 7/19/15 at 9:32 AM]
Pokerduck
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7/19/15 1:34 AM CST
My son and I will be coming up next Sunday for our annual fishing trip. Will be launching at Fisherman's and camping. Any input on how busy Fisherman's and camp sites around Fisherman's would be appreciated. Also any input on the water level so far this season. Cant wait to get to God's country.

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7/16/15 10:48 PM CST
sweet ski... took some luck and skill to get that to the net!

JEFF ROBL
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7/16/15 9:41 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
First spot, 10 minutes into the day Lawrence tied into this 44" musky on a slip bobber rig baited with a 1/2 crawler. Mom and sister watched as Lawrence played the fish well, we were lucky to get the fish into the net with the 6 lb. mono leader.

Gotta say it was cool! , looking forward to doing some musky fishing this year.

congratulations Lawrence and everyone landing these fish it is exciting.


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JEFF ROBL
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7/14/15 11:55 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
A few pics from report.


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