Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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11/8/18 @ 9:19 PM
strictly walleye
strictly walleye
MEMBER since 5/5/12
Only if you plan on ice fishing

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11/8/18 @ 5:53 AM
WalleyesDanceInMyMind
WalleyesDanceInMyMind
USER since 3/16/08

What is the water temp?  Could we be venturing out after Thanksgiving dinner?

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10/20/18 @ 7:15 PM
Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

A few picture from today.

Matt with 26-1/4" walleye.

At lunch looking at pictures I laughed and said that fish doesn't look that big with you holding it. Short time later he stood up, not sure how tall he is but as a police officer , I can't imagine he get too much back talk from people.

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10/20/18 @ 6:53 PM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Woke up this morning, walked to the door, turned the yard light on. The ground was white, snow coming down sideways WOW! What a perfect day, oh I gotta fish in this? Thought it was deer season, would have been about as good as it gets for tracking deer. Actually the first time I woke up was the beep from a text at 5:14 am from Don Pemble( he gets up way earlier than I do) Don's text," Oh the weather outside is frightful, OMG! " I guess it peaked my curiosity to look outside first thing.

I had fished with father and son before knew they would show up. It was some of the most adverse weather conditions I have fished in, evidenced by the fact that it was a Saturday with almost no one on the flowage. Our first spot, first fish of the day son Matt caught a 26-1/4" walleye the third biggest I've had caught in my boat ( I knew it was longer than my walleye bump board so got the tape measure out for measuring muskies). We caught a few small ones and missed a lot of fish on that spot after the big one( released).

I knew where there were a bunch of fish so we moved out into the wind , caught probably 15,all small fish, kept a few in the 13" range and a perch for shore lunch. Between the 20 plus mph north wind and very light biting fish, they were tough to catch despite having good jig fisherman aboard. 

I brought extra firewood, Matt was starting to ice up, dad, Mike said we can warm up by the fire. I said well I don't know about that with this wind but I know where we can warm up and have a cheeseburger,won't break my heart not to do a shore lunch, I'll let you guys decide. The dock at Donner's Bay had three inches of snow and no boot tracks on it.

In all we caught around 30 walleyes with the exception of the big fish they were small today. Mike and Matt elected to keep only enough for a fish fry tomorrow, made it easier on my hands at the end of the day, cleaning fish in the 30* temp.

TX Tracker I have a lot of fall spots I like from a little north of the dam to the Sturgeon Bay landing, though it's been 8 days since I've tried a few of them, as of that time there weren't many fish in them, there certainly might be now. Twenty fish and none over 12" certainly happens at times. For our boat we have been finding a ratio of one fish 13" or over to about 5 or 6 fish(walleyes) under 13". Yesterday I fished with four fisherman in the afternoon in 5 hours of fishing we caught 25-30 walleyes, kept 9 , biggest ( measured) was 17-1/2", two about 16" the rest 13-14". That was a better then average ratio, there are a lot small fish out there too, they are still fun to catch.

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10/19/18 @ 1:15 PM
Tom502
Tom502
MEMBER since 6/15/01

Just today the TFF and Trude Lake Property Owners Assoc. posted an update on the Dike 10 project.

Link to their post on Facebook is here: 

 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=735985606749401&id=660111751003454

Tight Lines, 

Tom502 

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10/19/18 @ 1:05 PM
Silver surfer
Silver surfer
USER since 6/20/16

Any one know if they are done with the construction by the dam? Curious to know if the landing is opened up? thanks

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10/19/18 @ 8:53 AM
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TX Tracker
TX Tracker
USER since 4/2/17

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

First decent day yesterday for awhile, fished the river channels from the dam up to pink rock, caught 20 some walleye and not one over 12inches

there is a definte size problem out there, we all know why that problem exists. See lots of people keeping these small fish, start releasing these,

have not kept a walleye all season.


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10/19/18 @ 7:41 AM
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Paul Buethe
Paul Buethe
USER since 7/10/17

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

Jeff I love the photo of you with the antlers.  Well done!    And thanks for sharing your fishing experiences with us this year!

PB

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10/19/18 @ 6:19 AM
Fishn Jimmy
Fishn Jimmy
MEMBER since 7/21/01

WOW....  WOW ..  Jeff     CONGRADULATIONS

thats a FINE specimen of a Moose !

Looks like your as GOOD a hunter as you are a guide ! ! !

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10/19/18 @ 6:02 AM
Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

A few pictures

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