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2016/06/02 Fishing Report - Turtle Flambeau Flowage - Mercer Wisconsin - Jeff Robl

posted Jun 1, 2016, 8:39 PM by Jeff Robl   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 8:40 PM ]
2016/06/02 Fishing Report - Turtle Flambeau Flowage - Mercer Wisconsin - Jeff Robl

6/2/2016 @ 9:21 PM
Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

Waning Crescent


66° - 70° F

66° - 70° F

Fishing has been good most days since last report. I enjoy doing the reports and strive to do a couple a week but it has been a very good busy lately, some days fishing from 8am-9pm then prep time for shore lunches not a lot of extra time. I have a dream job, please, don't mistake this for whining, just explaining lack of report.

I have had two days when we struggled since last report. One was yesterday , my customers really enjoyed their day, learned a lot about the TFF ,had an all you can eat fish fry of perch and walleyes, but our catch was light. There are days when you know the fish are biting and after pounding away at diverse bottom structure you put something together and wind up with a decent catch of fish, I knew they were biting yesterday but just didn't figure it out.

Today with, I'm guessing 25-30mph winds we went shallow, at days end I cleaned 35 fish for my customers Scott and Laurie. Our catch consisted of perch, blue gills, walleyes in the 14-18" range and a few pike.  Our plan at days start was to drift shallow wood flats in the 4-8' range, something I used to do a lot of when I was younger, now with so many specific spots I've learned ,I have a hard time drift fishing. Got detoured from plan, first spot too hard to drive by with the big chop coming from the south, stumps on south edge of small flat in 6-8', zeroed. Next spot we caught a lot of fish on structure I don't talk too much about. Third spot 75yd. dia 7' hump with big stumps, variety of fish including our biggest walleyes. With a live well full of fish and a couple hours left to fish I went to the original plan and drifted over a big flat in the 4-8' range, we made 4 passes and put three 16" walleyes in the boat. My boat drifts slow but today put a sock out.

Many of the past days we've been catching nice walleyes in deeper water, 14-18' often harder bottom with wood, probably influencing spot selections yesterday, this is a blatant violation of rule # 1, big wind ,dark skies go shallow.

Interesting note for your trip to the bait shop, friend and comrade  Don P. has been doing better on crawlers, I gave it a good go today, keeping a mix of crawlers and  X-large fat heads on the  lines, we obviously caught  the gills on crawlers but almost all of our walleyes were on the minnows, I'll be taking both until the fish tell me otherwise.