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JPons
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8/19/14 9:46 AM CST
Tom502-

Cool, that is good news, thanks for the information Cool

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8/19/14 8:07 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
In regards to the new bridge going in to Trude Lake from the TFF, on July 3, 2014 the Mercer Town Board voted to accept a bid of approx 500k from Pitlik and Wick for the new bridge project. See link below.

http://townofmercer.com/uploads/meetings/2014%207%203%20minutes.pdf

I believe that they will be doing this project this fall when water levels are at the low point for the year.

Tight Lines,

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8/18/14 10:06 PM CST
Fished Saturday Sunday and a couple hours this morning didn't do very good ended up with 5 small walleye a few smallmouths one 19" largemouth a couple small northerns and a dozen or so pan fish . new to the flowage and still trying to find fish any advice would be appreciated thanks.

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8/18/14 3:19 PM CST
Jpons - your info is correct. As I understand it, the replacement of the metal culverts with a navigable bridge was approved 1-2 years ago. The next step was getting the funding which I had heard they had in last year's budget. I must have heard wrong as no work was done. I had expected to see work done this year.... Not sure of the current status. Anyone else with current info?

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8/18/14 2:14 PM CST
I heard today that there are plans in the works to replace the culvert between the TFF and Trude lake with a taller bridge so as to make navigation between the 2 bodies of water with bigger boats easier. Anyone else hear these rumblings?

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8/16/14 8:03 AM CST
Do people fish by pine island much during the summer?

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8/16/14 1:29 AM CST
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I'm sure I've said this before about the TFF. A tough day on the TFF can be the equivalent to a good day on a lot of bodies of water. I fished with two groups today ,I do enjoy providing a family fish fry, in the morning we caught enough for a fish fry for the three fisherman in the boat and their wives back at the cabin and in the afternoon for a group of seven friends. The walleyes had to be worked for, we fished deep wood on the edge of breaks and river channels, in the afternoon we did fish a couple of cribs. Fifteen or twenty years ago the TFF to my recollection didn't have as diverse a fishery as it does currently. Today I cleaned 47fish for the two groups, 12 walleyes the rest crappies, perch, and blue gills. Most of the fish were caught from deep wood with 1/8 oz. jigs and 1/2 crawlers.

Start bringing your warm clothes, I'm hoping for a lot of warm weather yet but Tuesday with the north wind, I wore two jackets until noon. Those cold fronts have triggered some bigger fish we caught and released a 22" walleye that day, the seven walleyes we kept that were on the smaller side.

[This post was last edited on 8/16/14 at 7:17 AM]

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8/14/14 11:17 PM CST
West Bend and Eyes and others newbies: We are happy to hear that you have discovered the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Wisconsin's Scenic Wilderness Waters Area. Please click on our signature below to access our website for information on area campsites, guides, cabins, resorts, bars and restaurants, along with ordering a free map with TFF area information. Big Smile

Enjoy your stay. We are sure you will be back! Cool

WESTBENDBASSIN
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8/14/14 5:46 PM CST
Heading up Oct 1st-5th. Any ideas on where to search for bass? Never been up here so cant wait to see what she looks like.

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8/13/14 10:41 PM CST
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I have only ice fished this body of water once so im not to familiar with it. Thinking about camping on one of the islands next week and doing some musky fishing. I scrolled thru past reports and didn't see anything from this year, is the hot bite a secret or is it not worth my effort? any info on lures, areas or types of structure to try greatly appreciated. Also any suggestions on an island site close to good fishing areas, or close to bars and restaurants? Bringing my girlfriend with so I will need to keep her entertained as well. Thanks in advance EYES

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8/11/14 11:05 PM CST
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Fun family who made the short trip over from the Manitowish waters area.


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8/11/14 10:52 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fun half day trips with family campers.


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8/11/14 10:42 PM CST
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Summer vacation with Grandparents.


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8/11/14 10:28 PM CST
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The fishing has been good/very good most days even the flat water and bright sky days have been yielding good catches of fish. The first week in August seems to be the most popular week for family vacations. I have enjoyed many days with kids in the boat the last week and a half.Fishing mostly deeper wood and rock structure in 10-18'. For most bodies of water flat water hot weather and sunny skies can make for some difficult walleye fishing, working the right structure on the TFF will produce fish even on these days. The smallmouth have been very active with a lot of bigger fish being caught on the same structure as the walleyes. Have also had nice perch and blue gills mixed in with the walleye and smallmouth. I like to make a point of posting my toughest fishing day which was in fact this morning. Steady rain, nice chop I thought Mike and I would make quick work of a limit of walleyes. After a morning of fishing we had two walleyes, a perch and a 16" sm in the live well, we did release small walleyes and sm. Some days you get on the fish in the first few spots other days it takes a while to dial in on them, in a half day trip I can teach customers what to look for and how to catch them but sometimes it takes a full day to accumulate a live well full of fish. Some of the recent trips can best be shown in pictures, here are some photos. I've had a great time fishing with everyone who has shared a seat in my boat.

Thank You.


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If You're in the area don't miss the TFFA's annual pig and corn roast at the Gateway Lodge Saturday. I know I'll be looking forward to Wayne's cooking after fishing on Saturday. The fun starts at 4.


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