If you have a depth finder, go near the river channel but not in it, cruise slow and look for some obvious humps below, if your finder is relatively new you should see fish on them if they are there. Looking at 10-13 feet of water, then anchor above it or use your spot lock on the trolling motor and drop jigs under slip bobbers or weedless jigs to the structure. Suggest worms as the best all around for bites, minnows will weed out some of the undesirable fish. If you want bluegills, or smaller northerns hit the grassy shorelines.
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Was out with a couple of sisters today. We did well fishing areas of wood and weeds. Caught a mixed bag of northern, walleye, perch, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and rock bass. Had a small musky hit right at the boat. Good times.
Hi everyone I could use your helping brought my family up for some fishing and we cant find them. Were staying up from the dam. We cant seem to fine the drrp weeds. Please help
August 10, 2019
Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association Pig & Corn Roast
The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Association will hold a Pig & Corn Roast starting at 4:00 p.m. and going until it is gone, usually by 7:00 p.m. On the menu will be pork, with all the fixings, and sweet corn. Raffle proceeds go toward the Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association activities and Flowage area enhancement. Event location: Midway Bar, 89281 County Hwy F, Butternut, WI. Info: 715-769-3680
Musky fishing on the TFF yesterday... Had friends staying on the Turtle Arm, so went to the Sturgeon landing and fished in that area for 3 hours for league... Water temps were 76*-77* most every where we went... The big wind rolling up the arm allowed for lots of shallower spots to be targeted with topwaters for both of us so that we didn't have to fight the wind if we snagged.
Had a maybe 30" fish hooked up for a bit, but my partner was new to fishing and for our second trip she got way better at casting and doing the figure 8, but with no net lesson, we didn't do very well at that part... with the water temps and the smaller size of the fish, there was no need to actually net it for any pic, but it was a really pretty little brown guy!!! It hit in about the 4' range near weeds and took it right at the boat just before the 8.
While I've fished the flowage before for eyes, it was a first time for the musky, so I was very content to have had action on my first trip there. Oh and I was very pleased with my mapping for the area I was in!!! Got a chance to mark at least five spots with the skull and crossbones, but the depth was enough to run the boat in and we stayed away from any tall wood in those running depths!!! Stay safe and enjoy the beauty of one of Wisconsin's great natural assets!!! Also thanks to those who post frequently on this thread, this is one body of water I always enjoy reading about!!!
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
It seems the muskies are waking up. Two more today, fished with father and son, really nice day on the water, temperature near perfect with a good wind blowing not sure why an abrupt change in the temperament of the fish. We spent a good part of our time thrashing shallow weeds with bucktails, had a musky late morning along with pike. For a lunch break we anchored on a perch/walleye spot and put 4 bobbers out, plan was to pull the anchors after eating and cast the spot for musky. In our brief stay we caught walleyes and perch, father, Mark was bringing in a fish I noticed a good bend in the rod and grabbed the net, he said no it's a small fish, no I don't think so, before I saw the fish he said wow look at that! there was a musky about 3' below the surface with a big perch in his mouth, I told Mark to lift the rod a little and scooped up the fish before he spit the perch. I guess it was a good day for muskies we caught one on our break from musky fishing. We had a good laugh got a nice picture and released the approximate 36" fish.
Our chance for a big fish came late in the day when the guard was down a little too low, too much talking and not watching the bait, a big fish hit at boatside with the bait wound up to the leader, seemingly to me half out of the water. The intent of the trip was father and son time on the water, they took the missed fish in stride, I think it is easy for a guide to lose site of the true intentions of a trip, I wanted the fish in the net, it didn't really bother them.
Enjoyed time on the water with a lot of nice people thank you.
verizon is pretty spotty at best, also on the wind, a light breeze keeps the bugs down and aids in cooling.
Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately I have a fiberglass boat.... Are the rocks on the shore where you'd beach like pebble size or more like golf ball size and up? That's a bit of a bummer as I was hoping to bring the boat, but can always resort to canoeing.
My last question, and I know it may be blasphemous, but is there cell reception on most of the lake or at least at certain areas? I don't plan to be on it, but have small children and would like to be accessible if possible :)
Marv and Connie at Donners also do up the best burgers on the east side of the Turtle Flambeau.