Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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10/1/18 @ 5:39 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

"Pops,

check down a few posts...sportsman’s is closed for now due to repairs.  Just thought if you fish north you should know.  I’m new to this water, so can’t help with specifics as to spots.  Want to get there when I’m up first weekend of Oct.  let me know how you do.


fs"

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10/1/18 @ 4:47 AM
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Fillet Show
Fillet Show
USER since 7/14/08

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

How’s the water level out there?  Also, I thought I read one of the launches is under repair...is it sportsman’s or which one?  

Debating on a lake for Thursday after the cold front.

thanks,

fs

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9/30/18 @ 7:46 AM
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metalsmoke
metalsmoke
USER since 9/16/18

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

I was up the week before labor day, my second time there in 10 years. If you go to the south end I found there to be a lot more islands than the "Hot Spots" map shows. I suggest grabbing one of the free maps at the boat launch which shows the remote camping sites. Using that in conjunction with the site markers will help you keep your bearings.

I used a similar approach on Trude lake but with minnows and did pretty well. I also drifted the river channels with a split shot and minnow and kept a rod free to cast towards structure as I passed by. I caught some nice crappies and perch.

Also, as cautious as I was I still beaned a sunken rock hump with my outboard. stuff pops up out of nowhere there.

good luck!

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9/29/18 @ 6:41 AM
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Fishn Jimmy
Fishn Jimmy
MEMBER since 7/21/01

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

I was just up there 2 weeks ago and fished Trude lake north side over the weeds .. just after you get into the main lake after the long channel ...  drifting in 3 to 10 fow using twister tail type jigs and it was none stop catching.. i'm sure worms/crawlers would work as well under a bobber.

GOOD LUCK !

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9/28/18 @ 10:04 PM
WWYH
WWYH
USER since 5/24/16

Hi Everyone,

Staying at the falls campground next weekend. Looking for panfish and maybe a walleye.  Will have my wife and 8 yr. old son with us. Any insight would greatly be appreciated. I haven't fished this body of water for years. I'm certainly a novice on this body of water.  

Thank you to anyone that can help.

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9/28/18 @ 8:21 PM
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Paul Buethe
Paul Buethe
USER since 7/10/17

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

I’ve had a tough year targeting muskies on the flowage losing more fish than putting them in the net.   But I got a good one today on the 3rd cast....  45 1/4”

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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9/15/18 @ 9:49 AM
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ice123
ice123
USER since 2/19/10

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

Just got back from our annual trip to the flowage. Stayed at cedar cove cabins. Crappies where mainly caught on the cribs. With some caught drifting in the 13-15 fow. Walleye where caught in 10-12 fow. Mostly on night crawlers. But some on large fatheads. Also caught a bonus Muskie. Always a great trip with a great group of family and friends 

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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9/15/18 @ 7:24 AM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

With equal amounts of daylight and darkness the leaves are slowly starting to change the water started cooling but with 80* weather this week the fish patterns are still of a late summer bite.

Still having the best luck on walleyes in water 10' and under relating to mainly wood structure. It is the mixed bag season we are catching nice perch, occasional blue gills and pike while walleye fishing. We've tried deeper water in the 14-16' range fishing various wood structure and have found big crappies doing best on the crappies with slip bobbers and extra large fatheads, have also caught walleyes and perch in the deeper water while targeting crappies casting 1/8 weedless Jigs . There seems to be quite a few 9" crappies under the "keeping size" most of the fish kept are big fish in the 12-14" range.

I have been using mainly minnows now for the last week and a half. A friend has caught big gills in the deeper water on a gulp product, I'm sure crawlers would catch them too. They aren't as prevalent as a couple years ago but there are still quite a few nice gills out there especially on some of the deeper cribs.

Musky can be found in the many varied depths and bottom structures the flowage has to offer. I have heard of fish being this past week in 12-15' on wood structure. We fished all day Wednesday targeting mainly shallower water with weeds. We caught 7 pike had some boils of unknown species and had three muskies hit baits one we had briefly coming to the boat but came unhooked, no fish in the net.

It is hard for most people to stay focused musky fishing all day, it is physically tiring and can drain the mind. I suggest if you start losing your focus, take a break and rejuvenate, there is nothing worse then fishing hard all day and finally getting a big fish hit late in the day and not be prepared to catch the fish. 

Also be prepared to catch a fish, have all the proper implements to quickly get the hooks out, including a heavy wire cutter , if needed. Get a quick picture and get the fish back in the water.

September is a great month to catch a musky, good luck.

Uncharacteristic of me, I had all my gear packed for Alaska last night, no last minute panicked scramble. Heading out the door right now for the airport, I'll have  phone contact for the next couple days if anyone is interested in booking a trip, have half day 29th of sept. open(afternoon) then open time after the 16th of October.

(715) 776-0140
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9/14/18 @ 7:29 AM
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Fillet Show
Fillet Show
USER since 7/14/08

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

Pops,

check down a few posts...sportsman’s is closed for now due to repairs.  Just thought if you fish north you should know.  I’m new to this water, so can’t help with specifics as to spots.  Want to get there when I’m up first weekend of Oct.  let me know how you do.


fs

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9/13/18 @ 4:17 PM
Pops23
Pops23
USER since 8/5/18

I’m heading up to the Flowage the next 2 weekends. Planning to fish mainly for Muskies. Any suggestions on depth or structure? I fish mainly the north end. 

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