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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, musky, northern pike, sauger and sturgeon at Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Wisconsin.

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, WI

The wild, scenic views at Turtle Flambeau Flowage are reason enough to plan a trip here. Yet the fishing is even more compelling. This vast expanse of stark beauty and exceptional fishery will draw you back, again and again.

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Turtle Flambeau Flowage is located in Iron County and Price County, in the northern part of Wisconsin. It is a sprawling reservoir encompassing over 19,000 acres, known for its scenic beauty and excellent fishing opportunities. Anglers from far and wide are drawn to Turtle Flambeau Flowage for its diverse fishery and abundance of popular fish species.

Smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are plentiful in Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Anglers can find smallmouth bass near rocky shorelines, submerged structures, and drop-offs. These feisty fish provide exciting fights and are often targeted using techniques such as casting with crankbaits, jigs, or soft plastics. Largemouth bass can be found near vegetation, fallen trees, and weed beds. Anglers often use topwater lures, spinnerbaits, or plastic worms to entice largemouth bass.

Muskie, the apex predator of freshwater, is a highly sought-after species in Turtle Flambeau Flowage. These elusive fish require patience and skill to catch. Anglers target muskie using large bucktails, jerkbaits, or live bait such as suckers or large shiners. The opportunity to hook into a trophy-sized muskie in Turtle Flambeau Flowage attracts dedicated muskie anglers from across the region.

Channel catfish, walleye, northern pike, and yellow perch are also popular targets in Turtle Flambeau Flowage. These species provide anglers with a variety of fishing opportunities throughout the year. Anglers can employ various techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait, trolling with crankbaits, or jigging to target these species. Yellow perch, in particular, are highly sought after for their delicious taste.

Turtle Flambeau Flowage offers a unique fishing experience in a picturesque setting. Whether you are targeting lake trout, smallmouth bass, muskie, or other popular species, the flowage provides a diverse fishery that caters to anglers of all levels. With its beautiful surroundings, ample boating opportunities, and camping facilities, Turtle Flambeau Flowage is a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts and anglers in Wisconsin.

212 miles of shoreline wrap around this 19,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Mercer, WI. Springstead landing, Turtle Flambeau Fisherman's Landing and the Donner's Bay Resort area are the primary access points to the lake. There are also areas along the roads, near the lake, for shoreline access to fish from the bank. Fishing is good during the warm months, and can also be good for ice fishing, any time there is safe ice in winter. Canoes, kayaks and all variations of fishing boats work well here. Caution is recommended when navigating, as there are islands and shallow water galore.

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Primary fish species residing in Turtle Flambeau Flowage

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass White Bass Yellow Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike Sauger Sturgeon

Turtle Flambeau Flowage Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Apart from the excellent fishing opportunities, Turtle Flambeau Flowage is also a favorite destination for boating and camping enthusiasts. The expansive waters and scenic shorelines provide ample space for boating, water skiing, and enjoying other water-based activities.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Cry of the Loon Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats
715 476-2502

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Fisherman's Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Fishermans Landing Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Murrays Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Murray Landing Road, this is a one-lane, gravel ramp with gravel parking.

Robinson's Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Upper Flambeau River Boat Landing Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Springstead Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Flowage Landing Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available in the surrounding areas, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Joe Miller's Resort & Campground - 715 476-2505

Peninsula Pines Resort & Campground - 715 583-4554

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Contact Information

Turtle Flambeau Flowage
Joe Miller's Resort & Campground
6600 Miller Rd
Butternut, WI 54514
715 476-2505


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