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2016/07/14.1 - Fishing Report - Turtle Flambeau Flowage - Mercer Wisconsin - Jeff Robl

posted Jul 26, 2016, 5:36 AM by Jeff Robl   [ updated Jul 26, 2016, 5:37 AM ]
2016/07/14.1 - Fishing Report - Turtle Flambeau Flowage - Mercer Wisconsin - Jeff Robl
7/14/16 @ 9:44 PM
Jeff Robl
Bobber Down Turtle Flambeau
USER since 7/10/12

Waxing Gibbous


61° - 65° F

71° - 75° F

After two days of slow fishing  most likely due to weather (tragic weather for northern Iron county Monday) the fish decided to bite today. Tuesday and wednesday we didn't have a problem coming up with shore lunch for 4 customers but not a lot of fish beyond that. Yesterday when we quit , I was putting out 80' of anchor line just to hold on the leeward sides of land masses. I'm guessing by mid afternoon it was around 35-40 mph. Today with still brisk wind but rain and nice cloud cover we fished with slip bobbers, vertical jigged and used a dead stick to come up with a nice catch of fish, walleyes 13-16", kept a few smallmouth and impressive bluegills 8-9". We fished with both crawlers and leeches in 4-8' fow.

I forgot my camera today but with the help of my technical support department, was able to get a picture out of my phone on to Lake link (last post).

I get asked about what type of weather I will fish in, I don't fish in tornadoes or lightning. Today was a weather day I enjoy, I know there were a few boats on the tff, we fished in view of a lot of water today and saw one other boat fishing all day. Most of the day we fished a big part of the flowage and saw no other boats, I like that kind of weather.

I appreciate the calls I received (thanks Pete from Mercer and others) on rain gear, I have narrowed it down. I did buy some temporary higher grade frog tog bibs for the interim, reasonably priced at Turtle River Trading in Mercer. I know they kept one of my customers dry today. I have learned it doesn't pay to keep dry if your customers aren't, I borrowed them out, would rather fish wet than have to quit early, will be buying more bibs.

Have this sat. open, some days we are doing real well other days working pretty hard to catch fish.