2 days in and not much to talk about. 3 perch, and 3 smallies all around 6in. I spent alot of time marking spots, found around 10 cribs so far but none are holding fish. The fish I caught were when I tied off to timber. Thanks for that tip. Back at it tomorrow. Surprisingly good cell service at the camp site. My first time here but F17 must be one if the best sites.
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Thank you all for your advice. I will be sure to post my report when I return.
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Thank you for the endorsements nisif and fishing obsession. Unless you are canoeing or kayaking and your intent is mainly to fish I would have to third the nod to go out from one of the other landings. I haven't fished up that way in awhile, might next week for musky. If you do fish that way you will catch pike, maybe bass of both species and a good chance at a musky casting spinner baits over weeds. Careful in front of F-16 from both narrows thru that whole stretch is a minefield of stumps.
Rwalsh I didn't fish the tFF the day you said it was slow but fished different waters and did very well. The following day I had two half day trips in the morning we had a mixed bag of walleyes and big crappies and gills. In the afternoon mainly blue gills in total we probably caught 60-70 fish that day, I cleaned a total of 35 fish, as many as I care to take out of the pond in a day(many were gills). mainly fishing deep wood near river channels that day 15-17' and cribs. the walleyes and crappies were best on the natural wood structure but we caught way more fish on the cribs. If the ones in town line aren't going try some other ones. I haven't fished in the horshoe for over a week when I do i will be slowing down and idling over the rock dam at the entrance. the water is getting really low.
We have been catching the gills with crawlers and crappies on both crawlers and minnows, walleyes on both.
Good luck have fun out there!
I would 2nd John Theisen's comment about Murray's landing ...it's not the best launch site on the TFF ...
good luck and enjoy one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the state, have your camera ready, haha
Jeff Robl is a great guide and has a great shore lunch!! If you do hire him, go for the lunch too... Don Pemble is also a great guide ... both know the TFF and how to find fish, I would consider them as very professional
Grizzly. A few suggestions. First, considering launching at Fisherman's Landing instead of Murray's. We launched twice at Murray's and always ended boating over towards Fisherman's anyway. We now go from Fisherman's and have never had an issue finding a wonderful campsite. If you have some funds a guide would be a great idea. I used one once and he showed me several areas I had never fished that did great. If money is low then I suggest finding some exposed timber in at least 5 feet of water and use your bobber. I've had a lot of success tying my anchor rope on an exposed tree trunk and fishing all around it. Caught gills, perch, walleyes, and bass that way. If you have a decent locator try the river channel and watch for the cribs. Drift or anchor close as possible and adjust your slip bobber down until you find them. Have fun and good luck.
Griz, save some time and spend half a day with Jeff Robl. You won't regret it. He will put you on fish and teach you how to catch and find them on the TFF at that particular time of year. It will ensure you are successful the rest of your trip. WELL worth it!
Heading up this weekend with the Family for a 4 day camping/fishing trip. Its our first time on the TFF. We will be putting in at Murray's landing. If any one could point me in the right direction I would love to get the kids on some fish. My plan is to use a jig and crawler under a slip bobbers or slowly retrieved in the 12-16' depth range.
I will post my report next Monday.
Slow day yesterday and slower day today. Fishing over in Townline. Wonder if the weather this morning through them off. Anyone having any luck?
Rwalsh no bugs I had 2 cans of bug spray with never got them out
Water temp 75-80 if you have good electronics just watch them closely and you won’t have problems driving around good luck Toothycritter
rwalsh my first couple of years guiding I did carpenter work, guided and spent a lot of time alone scouting going 7 mph searching for good structure. I have over 1,400 waypoints many found in those early years. You can find some good spots to fish and stay out of trouble just going slow and watching your gizmo. Pack a lunch spend a full day on the water and you'll catch some fish. I've spent most of the last couple days on panfish (the woman fisherpeople) caught the majority of the fish, today we caught 80-100 fish, mostly bluegills in 12-16' of water fishing cribs and natural structure with bobbers #2 thin wire hooks and crawlers. I practice sustained yield, 20-25 panfish is plenty to keep and plenty for me to cleanif crappies far fewer, they are big fish. Have done a couple shore lunches in the last few days, I had a hard time passing on eating some gills. I did have help cleaning fish the other day, first guy to clean fish faster then I do, Brett you made me look bad, lol.
Walleyes: 8-12' wood structure, a few incidental walleyes while fishing panfish, walleyes on crawlers and leeches, friend Don had a good day with minnows and crawlers, i tried minnows the next day, zilch, all on crawlers?. I have spent a little time on other waters with some good walleye fishing.
The draw down, It is certainly going on, I would guess 2-1/2'. In October the water starts to go back up when the man. waters chain opens there gate oct. 1st.
Toothy critter, nice meeting you, great place to camp isn't it? I do like the view on that spot, one of my favorites. Thanks for the tip on plastics, not my strong suit but I'm going to give it another try.
Taking a day off for a one day vacation with my wife, going to Copper Harbor, lived here 14 years never been there. Back out Friday.
Have fun out there, tread slowly when in doubt, me jokingly tell customers, I have two speeds, full throttle and anchor.