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Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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TODAY @ 6:42 AM
Turtle-Flambeau Flwg Assn
Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association
MEMBER since 12/23/11

On 7/21/2020 the Property Manager stated ~ It is quite unpredictable to say whether or not a site would be available, especially since all sites, except for some of our group sites, are first come first serve. The month of June and part of July now we seen a surge in the number of campers each weekend with us being full or close to full. But the last two weekends it has slowed a little for camping and there has been some availability. I think coming a little earlier in the week, like a Thursday, may better your odds, but there really is no way to know for sure. Sorry I don’t have better news. Hope you find the perfect site and have a safe and healthy time.

8/3/20 @ 8:36 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Full Moon
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
WHR
User since 3/20/18

Fished this morning stump field north of Merkle Lake. Caught perch, bluegills and rock bass with small jig and piece of crawler. This afternoon fished for musky, caught 17.75" smallmouth,  released. Caught on red Mepps Giant Killer bucktail on the big bar in Four Mile, cabbage weeds and bullrushes. Same lure last time caught 2 24" northerns and 17" walleye. 

8/3/20 @ 5:32 PM
Grizzly2014
Grizzly2014
User since 5/22/14

A group of us are coming up on Wednesday morning until sunday. Should we be worried about finding a campsite? Thanks for any help. 

8/1/20 @ 5:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Silver79
User since 7/21/20

Spent Saturday to Friday with 3 friends at Joe Miller's resort in lake Bastine. Saturday and Sunday brought 5" of rain. Sunday right after the rain we got out and did o.k. Found most walleyes in 13-15'. Crawler harness behind bottom bouncers near the snags. After Sunday with a week of nice weather we worked harder to find larger concentrations of fish. Plenty of fish up shallow near any submerged vegetation or in the wood but not many in any one place. Noticed a lot of other boats spot hopping the rest of the week. Had a blast caught some fish and saw tons of great new water Met Jeff from Bobbers Down as he pulled into the fish cleaning house at Donner's. Great guy. 

7/30/20 @ 11:17 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
HUBB
HUBB
User since 12/16/04

Fished the Turtle on Tuesday. Mixed bag drifting 1/16oz jigs  in 12'-14', and slip bobbers in 6'-8' with leeches/crawlers. Bites were hard to come by, but everything came off of wood. Ended with 7 walleyes, biggest at 17".

7/30/20 @ 9:37 AM
Hh76
User since 2/5/16

I appreciate it.  Our plan is to start at Fisherman's landing and make a big loop, checking spots as we go.  Hopefully we get settled in and can concentrate on fishing before too late in the day.


Didn't think too much about how busy it might be out there until I started noticing how busy all the parks and campgrounds around here have been.

7/30/20 @ 9:21 AM
optionstrader
User since 7/27/20

hh76,

As of yesterday there were a few sites open for sure. The ones I remember being open were R3, 19, and r6. We ended up taking R5 and will be here until Monday. R6 is quite rocky which is why we didn’t take it (fiberglass boat). Fishing was lousy but we don’t really know what we’re doing on tff quite yet. If I see any other open sites today I’ll send you a message or post on here. 

7/30/20 @ 8:46 AM
Hh76
User since 2/5/16

A few friends and I are heading up tomorrow morning, and camping for the weekend.  We'll be in canoes, so traveling between sites, searching for open spots will be time consuming.


Anyone have any idea of how full the camping spots are?  Where would be the best bet for finding an open spot?

7/29/20 @ 6:36 PM
deantre
User since 1/22/07

if you need bait, a break or just a great hamburger, suggest the Donners Bay Resort, they are great folks and will share anything they know about the latest bite.  I am not funded by them, ha ha, but I stay there every year and they never let you down.  Marv and Connie are the classic resort owners, treat everyone special.  Hope you have a great trip, the Turtle Flambeau is a special place.   Also if you want a break and have someone else do the work, I highly recommend Bobber Down Guide service with Jeff Roble, they don't get any better.


7/29/20 @ 6:25 PM
optionstrader
User since 7/27/20

TFFA and Paul,

thanks for your responses, from what I gather you’re both very stand up folks. I’m camping all week at the Flowage, DM me if you’d like to meet up and have a drink at the campsite. 

I wasn’t able to get ahold of the DNR station but I will say everything looks normal as can be up here. We have no idea where to go or what to use but we are just going to go out and try to find.. something! Cheers and tight lines friends!

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