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2014/06/09 - Fishing Report - Turtle Flambeau Flowage - Mercer Wisconsin - Jeff Robl

posted Jun 9, 2014, 8:33 PM by Jeff Robl   [ updated Jun 9, 2014, 8:33 PM ]
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6/9/14 7:07 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
The summer bite is in full swing, with water temps at that magical 70* mark the bite has been good for all species of fish. There can still be times when you have to work at finding walleyes but the fishing has been very good.

I got to take a break from the relentless pursuit of walleyes to do some bass fishing the last three days. I had fly fisherman Jeff and his father Dick for their second year to the TFF. We did fish some multi species spots in the morning Dick and I with live bait, Jeff, hard to lay his fly rod down, we gathered enough walleyes and pike for a shore and some to take home. Our biggest walleye that day came on Jeff's fly rod with a weighted sub surface fly, I got the net out expecting a good smallmouth, was surprised to see a nice walleye. I try not to get loud with a boat nearby but we all got a good laugh out of that catch.

Apparently even some high end rain gear doesn't keep the rain out after 10-15 yrs. of hard use. Cold and wet is no fun, mid day Saturday we took a ride to the Gateway for a really good lunch. The hospitality of Wayne and Missy saved the day, they even put our wet clothes in their dryer, after a nice break we came back out re-energized and had some good bass fishing in the afternoon/early evening.

I am learning more about fly fishing from Jeff, the highlight of his day was catching some nice bass on a top water popper.

This report is getting long and I have to hit the water. Great day on the water yesterday with Brian and grandkids. Walleyes in the morning bass in the afternoon.

Walleyes still on all three live baits, mostly fishing 4-9'.

The smallmouth spawn came and went quickly this year. We have been getting some quality fish, have found them scattered, been doing best in shallow rocks sometimes very tight to shore. Enjoy the fishing.