Fished Tuesday with a father son Mike and James all day and the morning was much better than the after noon. We caught a lot of Walleyes over wood in the 12 to 15 fow had 2 that were 19 inches we let go. Mike and I were using slip bobbers and James was using a jig. All in all it was a vary good day. Thanks guys it was a blast.
Will be up in the flowage in about a week. Going in at Murray Landing and camping for a few nights. Any advice on pike fishing with this mayfly hatch?
Sorry Edward I forgot to add, when the hatch is on, a jig and a piece if crawler are hard to beat. It’s a slow go but you can put fish in the boat with a little persistence.
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FWIW...I have been camping on the Willow since Sunday and the Mayfly hatch has been ramping up each evening. Tonight they are swarming. Everything with six or eight legs that wants to use your hemoglobin to procreate their species is out in force after today’s 90 degree temps. The black flies were unreal...fishing has been really strong but that will change with this hatch. Down here the gills are the now the main attraction. Walleyes are strong if you know what to look for too.
Anybody have any generalize techniques or patterns for targeting perch and walleye during a big mayfly hatch? It looks like i’m going to be up during the time
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Made the trip out to TFF with my brother. Had a great time fishing shallow (1-3 fow) around rock for smallmouth. Landed 5 around 3lbs and more smaller fish. Most of these fish came on a ned rig hopped through the rocks. Only fished a small area and am excited to check out more places on the flowage in the future. Thanks for the tips Jeff Robl and Multispecies Guy
I know there have been a couple small hatches of the smaller mayflies but when can we expect to see the massive hatches of the larger species? As I recall it was mid to late June last year. Is that associated with walter temp, moon phase, both? Thanks
Contact Beth Feind, TFF property manager for WI-DNR, for best answer to your question. Her phone # is: 715-476-7846.
Her email is: [email protected]
Does anyone know if the group camping sites are open on the TFF. Planning a trip next week with some friends and we had heard group site last we’re closed due to Covid. Thanks!
Yes, make sure you have plenty of mosquito spray, it's vicious right now.