Up for the long weekend and looking for my first musky of the season. Had one hammer a bucktail yesterday and had it up to the surface before it got off. Got a few smallmouth up to 18 inches on leeches. Saw the DNR both yesterday and today in the south part of the flowage. Maybe making sure that nobody is keeping any bass.
Murray’s is not a great launch but I’ve dealt with worse. No pier last time I was there. On a map it looks like regular flowage, but it’s really a sinuous flambeau river channel winding around through a giant wild rice bed. Not much to hit, at least going down stream, but the channel gets narrow with blinds corners so you need to take it easy. Also, this whole end of the tff is voluntary quiet, so don’t be that guy and make more noise than you need to. It’s a nice scenic area to boat if you go slow. You’ll see a lot more canoes and kayaks up this way as well, campers there prefer the quiet.
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Do fishermen launch from the boat landing at Murrays Landing? Is there much parking there? Is a it a decent launch?
What's navigation like up and down from the launch? I'd be in a mud boat, so I'm not really concerned, just curious.
I'm not interested in fishing...just want to come over and take a cruise to look around.
agree with previous comment, in the maps legend on the upper left side 3 orange dots are stumps, rocks are a red asterisk. Note, if you see clusters of 3 orange dots you can bet it is full of stumps, not just at the point of the 3 dots. Also on the map, rocks are also marked with an R. A little plug, stop by Donners Bay resort for bait, lunch or a brew and tell em some guy named Dean from Sparta sent you. Marve and Connie are really great folks.
Coming up on Monday. Have only fished the Flowage once, years ago and did OK in the stumps for smallies.
We'd like to find a mixed bag of fish on this trip. Looking at the "Fishing Hot Spots" map I see lots of clusters of 3 red dots. Are these cribs??There is no indication of what they are on the map.
I'm thinking if they are, they would be a good place to start??