Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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6/1/18 @ 7:41 AM
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Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fishing has been very good in general since my last report, there were a couple of those days when most of the fish in the lake will take a bait if you get it in front of them and a couple where we thrashed a lot of water and structure types to come up with a mixed bag of fish.

I've been fishing mainly walleyes and perch, there is a really good population of perch in the flowage currently. They range considerably in size there is a big year class of fish a little small to make the cut but a lot of fish in the 10-12-1/2" range.

We've caught fish in a wide range of depths but most days have done better in shallow water in the 4-8' range. Fishing both wood cover, laid down logs and stumps in 4-8', and weed cover in the 4-5' depth .

Our bait of choice, rather the fishes, made a pretty abrupt change from fatheads to a half crawler.

The smallmouth action in shallow water is on right now, shorelines with boulders/gravel and mix of sand. We did surprisingly catch some nice ones in weeds yesterday.

Hope to have time to post a few pictures next day or two.

Have fun out there!



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5/31/18 @ 5:13 PM
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Dave Musch
Walleye Only Guide Service
USER since 5/2/08

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

We were on the beautiful TFF this morning. What a place if you have never been here. Ron from Rhinelander was with me today. We caught our fish on 2 of the 3 spots we fished. Leeches under slip bobbers took all the fish. 

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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5/29/18 @ 3:35 PM
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Dave Musch
Walleye Only Guide Service
USER since 5/2/08

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Tom from Arbor Vitae and myself fished the TFF this morning.  Started out with a light wind but then it picked up to a strong breeze. The first spot was 10 ft. rocks without a hit. Then went to a channel edge with 15 ft. wood and we got 3 decent walleyes some smaller ones and a mess of nice perch. Went back to the first rock spot and caught walleyes almost non stop until we left. Most came on slip bobbers and leeches.

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5/28/18 @ 11:20 PM
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Paul Buethe
Paul Buethe
USER since 7/10/17

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

No Ghosteyez420 the Mayflies have not hatched.    But 23 days after the walleye opener which saw the Baraboo basin still iced over, tonight the surface temp on the basin was 75.5 degrees.    Crazy.

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5/28/18 @ 7:56 PM
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GhostEyez420
GhostEyez420
USER since 4/13/14

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
Are the flies hatching yet?

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5/27/18 @ 6:40 PM
John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

Glad to here and read others are doing well on Gills.

God Bless' John Andrew

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5/27/18 @ 6:29 PM
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Edward Felcohands
Edward Felcohands
USER since 2/24/09

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Launched at fisherman’s Sunday, 1030 am.  I had to cut the trip short to be back in town for family dinner, so I wasn’t keeping anything, and apparently the fish knew that because I couldn’t keep them off the hook.  Set up on some stumps in 8-9 ft, immediately started getting fish.  I went through a full scoop of xl fats on one spot, dead or alive didn’t make a difference.  Got some on plastics as well.  Mostly eyes, just shy of 40 of them, all sizes, couple 20-22”, bunch of 15-17, and plenty of flowage specials.  Got about a dozen jumbo perch as well.   Most fish on 1/8 oz jacks weed less in orange, got fish on slips as well but I had too many doubles so I went back to one rod.

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5/27/18 @ 6:26 PM
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lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER since 7/20/09

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Took the family out today for panfish.  Caught a lot of gills and perch.  Just sight fished along the shorelines.  Anywhere there were weeds we had fish.  They weren’t spawning but just sitting up in the weeds.  Few crappies too but I threw them back, had enough of the other stuff.  Took a swim break halfway through and then fished a different area and it was the same.

Saw some bass on beds.  Took 2 casts for pike with an inappropriate rod and had one cut me off.  Quit after that.

Also saw a loon on a nest and a big snapper hung out by us.  The loon pic is a picture of the original on my wife’s camera.

Edited on 5/27/18 7:00 PM
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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5/27/18 @ 3:29 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F




(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Another fantastic family enjoying the Beautiful Turtle Flowage.
Today we were back on the T.F.F.

These clients caught countless Gills again today but, not on Bastine. We went back to the same dock that had many Gills around it yesterday "when we left" and , when we got there today, there were no Gills. Possibly due to the rapid water temp increase. A very un happy feeling.

 We looked all over Bastine and only caught a few Gills. So we went to Merkel and found more Gills. Plastics is all we used, any bright color tail and a very small 1/32 oz jig head produced very well, as shown below. 

Also, some other  shore line areas of the T.F.F. produced a few Gills. All fish were in 1 to 3 ft of water regardless of where “we fished”.

On a different note, all day long, we saw "NOBODY" fishing Gills. Just like trolling Walleye on the T.F.F., a productive yet,under used method of fishing. "This is going to change".

As usual, with this great holiday weekend, we again saw a lot of boats out on the T.F.F.

Again as yesterday, all fish were spawned out and all male fish were caught today and some fish were caught in 3 ft of water.

Just like when producing Smallmouth on the Flowage. An occasional bed can be seen but, most are not seen. Simply casting the shore line produces Bass. After the spawn, this only works for about 2 weeks, then they shift locations and are caught in many areas.

All fish were on plastics “for us”.

It should be noted as the water temps are going to rise very, very fast the next few days and all next week that, all fishing will change a little.

Call me any time for any info. My # is below.      

My clients are enjoying the happiness of the north during this time of year, as many, many other fishermen are also doing. Everyone involved is supporting our communities and business’s.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless        John Andrew

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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5/26/18 @ 7:26 PM
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Papashep
Papashep
USER since 5/21/12

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Whent fishing Wednesday northern we're on fire. Boated easy 10-20 per hour. Anywhere Reed's with wood mixed we're key. 1-3 ft. Stayed out for 6 hours constant action.

Targeted Small mouth Thursday Friday. All shallows water between 1-4 ft. Fishing again was excellent. Boated 20-30 smallies in 3-4 hours. Mixed in 10-20 northern 10-20 rock bass and a couple walleye.

One of the best fishing trips in the 25 years of TFF fishing.

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County Photo
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