Trude Lake, Iron County

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2/23/17 @ 10:45 AM
Musky Ben
Musky Ben
USER since 3/13/02

UFCreel:

You should be able to walk most areas of Trude Lake, especially from the boat landing side...  Where it dumps into the TFF, it may be open water already.  That said, this time of year bring your safety gear.  It may save a life anywhere and you never know where.  We are  supposed to get anywhere from no snow to 12" during the next few days, so no idea what that will do to the ice either and even early next week, they are still calling for mid-30's air temps.  I actually have a friend who put his boat in and caught fish from Saxon Harbor during the last few days.

Musky Ben


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2/23/17 @ 7:48 AM
UFCreel
UFCreel
USER since 1/4/11

Is there still ice on the lake that a couple of guys can walk out on?

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6/15/15 @ 10:31 AM
Go N Fishin
Go N Fishin
MEMBER since 4/10/06
Does anyone have a recent report on this lake?

Thanks!

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1/19/15 @ 3:39 AM
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Nmann707
Nmann707
USER since 12/1/11

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
15 inches
Just returned from our annual family stay on Trude Lake/TFF area. This trip we had 8 of us fishing. We fished Jan 16th and 17th.

Overall the fishing was pretty good from sun up until about 9:00am and 4:30 until 1hr after dark. The mid day was, as expected, extremely slow (northern bite was almost non-existent picking up only 3 in two days) Throughout the late night hours we would pick up a couple walleyes but they were also few and far between. This is what we have come to expect on our January expeditions to the TFF.

We fished with a mix of suckers and shinners with no noticeable preference from the walleyes. The size range was small with many more 12-13in fish than 15-20in fish. Covered a range of depths from 4-15 fow.

The fish seemed very lazy and lethargic. Even when the walleyes would feed (they more less nibbled) they would often move less than 3 feet even after several minutes from flag up. Their metabolism slows way down this time of year and the bite was as expected from several years of past experience on this body of water.

Until next year, scenic waters area...

Nmann707

Edited on 1/19/15 3:44 AM
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1/24/13 @ 1:21 PM
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Nmann707
Nmann707
USER since 12/1/11

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Fished January 17th 18th and 19th with family and a few friends. A slower trip for us this time around on Trude.

Thursday night was slow catching only a few small Walleyes

Friday was again slower than usual during peak Walleye hours and the bite was not there at all during the daylight hours.

Saturday a buddy and myself chased after panfish all day long finding nothing until later in the day when we got on a good perch school. They were very small fish, but we found them nonetheless.

Saturday night turned extremely nasty with crazy wind and cold temperatures making fishing the late night basically impossible. However we did get on some Walleyes right at dark.

Overall a disappointing trip from a fishing perspective, but always a good time hanging with friends and family.

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12/22/11 @ 4:55 PM
Nmann707
Nmann707
USER since 12/1/11

Hello All,

My family and I are coming up to visit the TFF in a few weeks and I was wondering what the ice conditions are on Trude? 

Also, I have heard that the walleye population on Trude isnt as high as on the Flowage?  Any responses to that from the people in the area?

Cant wait to get there!  Any updates on conditions or the above questions would be greatly appreciated.

 

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10/10/11 @ 10:43 PM
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Let'em Go
Let'em Go
USER since 6/26/01

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Bad news the water is now lower than the paved boat ramp. With rocks now exposed launching of larger boats will be tricky at best and 4x4 will be a requirement. If you value your paint and don't like scratches suggest you find a different lake. Crying

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9/29/11 @ 1:02 PM
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tutanka
tutanka
USER since 3/9/07

ICE DEPTH
0 inches
43.5" from Trude last weekend and missed a couple others. Smile

Trude Lake, Iron County Photo
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9/29/11 @ 10:43 AM
Big Head Firkie
Big Head Firkie
USER since 6/11/07
Just wondering if the water level is down on trude and the TFF? Coming up this weekend and was wondering how the action is?

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9/20/11 @ 12:32 PM
Out_doors_guy
Out_doors_guy
USER since 11/11/10
Hey els1958, turn your messenger on if you want some more specific info.

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