Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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2/24/17 @ 9:26 AM
Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

Reminder of Saturdays annual Claus Kraetke Memorial Fisheree being held at Donner's Bay. There will be food, prizes and a lot of fun.

Fish can be registered by purchasing tickets at a number places a few are Donner's bay, The Gateway Lodge, The Dead horse Saloon and Midway Bar.

I will be there all day registering and measuring fish stop on by for food and a drink and say hello.

(715) 776-0140
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2/23/17 @ 8:52 AM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
18 inches

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Been getting some calls and emails on ice conditions on the tff here it is:

Fished Monday and Tuesday. There is the same 18' of ice( thickness hasn't changed in a long time), the top 4-5 " is white and porous from the rain and warm weather the ice below that hard and solid. We used a snowmobile but did see full sized trucks drive out. As of this morning there is no snow on the ice, a person could have literally rode a bicycle or ice skated on the ice. Snowmobiles or 4 wheelers are not a problem. I do have "picks" on the snowmobile I used those days, they are very helpful on the sheet ice when pulling a heavy sled.

It is a big body of water ,conditions vary based on location, aside from areas where land restrictions cause current under the ice ,thickness seems consistent. A sheet of ice however is a dynamic thing, you alone make the decision to travel on it and are responsible for your own safety, I personally am not taking my truck out anymore, as I said others are.

I did have a first out ice fishing, Monday we got the grill going, food just done and the slow rain turned into a steady heavy rain. We grabbed our plates of food went to shore and ate under some heavy balsam trees. After lunch we called the day due to rain, February 20th huh?

There was a lot of standing water on the ice from the rain. Tuesday when we came out the water from the day before had already filtered through the holes and cracks. Picking up tip ups monday the water was siphoning down the holes so fast it looked like a flushing toilet. I looked at some of the holes from the day before, I measured one 16" in diameter. The odds of walking into one of these on the 13,000 acres is really small but no less certainly a potential hazard. Careful walking around areas recently fished.

We fished mainly 14-16' and fished the day time bite for perch. We had tip ups out and caught pike but walleyes where we fished were slow. I  chose the area for jigging, we may have caught walleyes but didn't fish up until dark, sometimes a requirement this time of year.The perch we caught were nice up to 12". We caught them with small ice jigs and a crappie minnow, gold jigs worked well.

One of the fisherman, Joe, from florida new to ice fishing jigged up the most perch, he found it a little spooky at first being out on the ice but after seeing trucks was a more assured. An enjoyable part of ice fishing is the cooking Richard brought polish sausages, I brought moose steaks and burgers Richard a large assortment of really good food from a polish delicatessen in Chicago. We ate well, for desert Joe had recently been to Cuba, we smoked a cuban Cohiba , a cigar far out of my price range! Life is good.

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2/23/17 @ 8:51 AM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
18 inches

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Been getting some calls and emails on ice conditions on the tff here it is:

Fished Monday and Tuesday. There is the same 18' of ice( thickness hasn't changed in a long time), the top 4-5 " is white and porous from the rain and warm weather the ice below that hard and solid. We used a snowmobile but did see full sized trucks drive out. As of this morning there is no snow on the ice, a person could have literally rode a bicycle or ice skated on the ice. Snowmobiles or 4 wheelers are not a problem. I do have "picks" on the snowmobile I used those days, they are very helpful on the sheet ice when pulling a heavy sled.

It is a big body of water ,conditions vary based on location, aside from areas where land restrictions cause current under the ice ,thickness seems consistent. A sheet of ice however is a dynamic thing, you alone make the decision to travel on it and are responsible for your own safety, I personally am not taking my truck out anymore, as I said others are.

I did have a first out ice fishing, Monday we got the grill going, food just done and the slow rain turned into a steady heavy rain. We grabbed our plates of food went to shore and ate under some heavy balsam trees. After lunch we called the day due to rain, February 20th huh?

There was a lot of standing water on the ice from the rain. Tuesday when we came out the water from the day before had already filtered through the holes and cracks. Picking up tip ups monday the water was siphoning down the holes so fast it looked like a flushing toilet. I looked at some of the holes from the day before, I measured one 16" in diameter. The odds of walking into one of these on the 13,000 acres is really small but no less certainly a potential hazard. Careful walking around areas recently fished.

We fished mainly 14-16' and fished the day time bite for perch. We had tip ups out and caught pike but walleyes where we fished were slow. I  chose the area for jigging, we may have caught walleyes but didn't fish up until dark, sometimes a requirement this time of year.The perch we caught were nice up to 12". We caught them with small ice jigs and a crappie minnow, gold jigs worked well.

One of the fisherman, Joe, from florida new to ice fishing jigged up the most perch, he found it a little spooky at first being out on the ice but after seeing trucks was a more assured. An enjoyable part of ice fishing is the cooking Richard brought polish sausages, I brought moose steaks and burgers Richard a large assortment of really good food from a polish delicatessen in Chicago. We ate well, for desert Joe had recently been to Cuba, we smoked a cuban Cohiba , a cigar far out of my price range! Life is good.

(715) 776-0140
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2/20/17 @ 12:49 PM
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articman
articman
USER since 1/28/11

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
18 inches

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

fished saturday on point,my lucky spot this saturday,no eyes,,i think the moved deeper a bit,,its been warm,sunday was northerns all day,,by the ice heaves,,,monday morning,,got one walleye,,and one big crappie,slow bite,,,everything melted so much,,snowmobile are a no go,,just wheelers and walking,,,i would use creepers when needed,,,very slippery off sturgeon landing,,,,gotta work the rest of the week,,,unti lnext weekend,,,,,see you on the ice

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2/16/17 @ 6:50 PM
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FishingKusch13
FishingKusch13
USER since 2/25/15

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

hows the fishing? any ice update? plan on coming up to fish the derby possibly any info would be great. thanks

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2/12/17 @ 7:10 AM
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articman
articman
USER since 1/28/11

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
16 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

fished off sturgeon landing in 5 to 10 fow,it was a good bite,lost 3 fish on th jig rod,,but by 5:30 the bite slowed down,,i limited out on eyes

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2/11/17 @ 9:27 AM
Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association
Turtle-Flambeau Flwg Assn
USER since 12/23/11
The Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association will hold its annual Claus Kraetke Memorial Ice Fishing Jamboree at Donner’s Bay Resort on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Fishing starts at 7a.m. and ends at 4p.m. Cash awards will be given for the three largest fish caught in several categories. Anglers are eligible to participate by purchasing a raffle ticket. Non-anglers are eligible to win prizes too. Prizes include a Barnett crossbow, Vexilar fish finder, St. Croix rod with reel, St. Croix ice fishing gear package and a ½ day guided fishing trip with Bobby Orr Guide Service. There will be raffles, food and beverages available throughout the day. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is a 19,000 acre body of water located between Mercer and Park Falls in Iron County that provides one of the best Northwoods fishing experiences. For information contact Donner’s Bay Resort or visit us online at www.turtleflambeauflowage.com.

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2/10/17 @ 11:49 AM
articman
articman
USER since 1/28/11

just go to the leftaround the point ,its all a stump field,,

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2/9/17 @ 8:37 PM
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Edward Felcohands
Edward Felcohands
USER since 2/24/09

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

We fished the flowage Saturday and Sunday.  Fantastic ATV travel conditions except when you hit the frozen truck ruts, we saw several trucks down by beaver flats and it looked like they drove back to sportsmans or bastine.  Ice almost everywhere was nice and consistent, except one location in a narrows with current where it was 6".  This was in Blair narrows area, everywhere else was fine.  We had our best luck in 4-7ft with lots of wood.  Farther from fishermans was better for us.  Plenty of eyes, good size fish, not many small ones.  One spot we caught 15 little pike before we moved so we wouldn't run out of minnows.  Shiners were choice, and it seemed like having a bright colored hook and some beads and blades up the leader to add visibility really helped.  Water seemed clearer than normal.  Lost at least a dozen fish getting snagged on logs.  Paradise, can't wait to come back.

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2/9/17 @ 7:20 PM
chasingeyes
chasingeyes
USER since 12/20/09

Headed up this weekend to do some fishing anybody  have any advice on where to go for walleyes? Headed off of fisherman's landing .

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