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Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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TODAY @ 9:23 AM
bretrobert1
bretrobert1
USER SINCE 11/11/15

@puddlejumper To me, Bastine isn't what you're searching for - as it's more of a deep bowl/basin area with housing development, docks, and a good amount of boat traffic. 

The very far north and south ends of the Flowage have the structure you're asking about (rivers, islands and other various structure with a backwater feel/scenery).

8/17/22 @ 5:59 PM
Puddlejumper
USER SINCE 9/2/08

Thanks Crawler jigger & cummins for the information.    I was only asking in general, not for specific spots.   But the extra info is appreciated.  I want to explore/fish the outer reaches of Turtle Flambeau Flowage.   This includes backwaters, channels and islands.   The only problem is I have a deep V 16 1/2 foot boat.   So I am somewhat limited in areas where it gets 2 foot or less or has a lot of hazards. 

8/17/22 @ 11:26 AM
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Crawler jigger
USER SINCE 12/1/20

@puddlejumper- I would echo previous comment on September lake Bastine walleyes. There is a bar on north side of the big island on Bastine. I have caught walleyes there in September but it is not consistent enough to be on my normal milk run list. It is one of the few spots on the lake that I can drag a lindy rig type set up and not get snagged up often and maybe catch a few fish. Although fish are caught there, I would not be sharing if I thought it was good enough to be a normal “go to spot”… so take for what it’s worth. …. There are numerous spots on the bar that have fish holding structure… those you will need to find yourself.

8/16/22 @ 11:49 AM
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cummins
USER SINCE 4/19/11

Puddlejumper,


As I do not fish musky, I have had success early Sept. for walleye on Lake Bastine, not so much Rat Lk.


Good Luck.

8/11/22 @ 6:46 PM
Puddlejumper
USER SINCE 9/2/08

Again, Thanks for the info Walleye 1 on the Bog location.  I will try to track it down, when I get there.  Is Lake Bastine or Rat Lake worth fishing for Walleye or Musky early in Sept.?   Never had any luck there in the past.  It reminded me of Blair Lake.   Very scenic but no action.

8/11/22 @ 7:09 AM
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
Jeff Robl
USER SINCE 7/10/12

Very briefly a good place to hunt for muskies is shorelines, this time of year bucktails and top water baits work well.

Shore lines is a pretty vague answer with over a hundred miles of shoreline to fish. There is a lot of good off shore structure to fish but if you are new to fishing the TFF that is even more daunting then fishing shorelines. It takes time to learn which of these contours and structures hold fish.

A lot of the big fish I've had caught from my boat were within 100' of shore. If you see emergent weeds tight to shore, there are usually submergent weeds outside of those, weeds are good. These shorelines usually have a more gradual taper into deep water.

Another type of shoreline are fast dropping shores with boulders and or wood structure, muskies like both of these types of structure on the TFF.

Lot of shoreline to fish, but you can fish a lot of shoreline in the course of a day of fishing. Take a paper map or mark in your gizmo and narrow down areas that look more promising, to be fished again at peak times.

Good luck.

Bobber Down Guide Service
(715) 776-0140
8/10/22 @ 9:06 AM
Turtle-Flambeau Flwg Assn
Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association
MEMBER SINCE 12/23/11

August 14, 2022

Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association Pig & Corn Roast

715-476-7878

The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Association will hold a Pig & Corn Roast from Noon to 6 PM. On the menu will be pork, with all the fixings and sweet corn. Raffles, food and fun! Event location: Gateway Lodge, N4695 Popko Circle Mercer, WI 54547.


8/10/22 @ 8:09 AM
stumphitter
stumphitter
USER SINCE 5/4/22

Waldo_73.  Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on Turtle Flambeau Flowage:

https://wi.my.xcelenergy.com/s/energy-portfolio/hydro


8/8/22 @ 9:48 AM
waldo_73
USER SINCE 8/26/01

What are the water levels like? I know last fall it was much lower than normal - are levels back to normal or still low? Thanks. 

8/8/22 @ 9:19 AM
fishing_5
USER SINCE 3/5/18

coming up on thursday to camp for a long weekend. Looking to put my first musky in the boat, looking for any pointers to start with (baits to throw, structure to fish, etc) thanks!

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