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Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron County

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8/20/19 @ 11:58 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

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

8/20/19 @ 1:24 PM
John Theisen
User since 7/28/06

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.

8/20/19 @ 8:21 AM
fishinobsession
MEMBER since 3/12/18

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!

8/19/19 @ 4:27 PM
Grizzly2014
Grizzly2014
User since 5/22/14

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.

Thanks,


8/18/19 @ 7:16 PM
rwalsh2323
User since 7/25/19

Slow day yesterday and slower day today. Fishing over in Townline. Wonder if the weather this morning through them off. Anyone having any luck?

8/15/19 @ 4:21 AM
toothycritter
toothycritter
User since 7/9/01

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 

8/14/19 @ 6:41 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
Jeff Robl
User since 7/10/12

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.

Bobber Down Guide Service
(715) 776-0140
8/14/19 @ 4:02 PM
rwalsh2323
User since 7/25/19

Thanks, everyone.  Decided to take the boat and just play it safe.  Never planned on going full throttle at any moment so speed vs. stumps was less of a concern for me.  It also isn't technically a boat I own and if it was I'd definitely have less of a concern.

Anyone that's been there recently have any idea what the water temp was and how bad are the bugs.  Its been a pretty mild season in Dane County compared to more recent years, but haven't kept tabs on TFF weather.

8/14/19 @ 6:53 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
toothycritter
toothycritter
User since 7/9/01

Photo

8/14/19 @ 6:46 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
toothycritter
toothycritter
User since 7/9/01

First time ever to the TFF this past Sunday to Tuesday we caught crappies, gills,rock bass and walleyes on fish cribs kept enough for dinner both nights released the rest. Camped at site F9 went to Donners for a beer and ice.Thanks Jeff for the tips.Will do it again next year.Toothy 

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