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Slyster

Turtle Lake report

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Slyster

Well-- this is a repeat but now I am thinking it should have been in a post by itself!

---------TURTLE LAKE-Friday 6-11-2004------------

WOW! That stunk! Was windy and cold... only 1 crappie on the East shore right in the middle portion of the lake.. on a twister.

We saw a fly fisherman going at it too but he didn't seem to have much luck either.

I think the fish just were not biting today.. maybe the weather or maybe the heavy rains.. We tried ALL the spots for our four hours. South.. bullrushes.. north.. docks etc.

This lake is really developed- docks everywhere! The depths around the warning bouys are no less than 3 feet deep right now.. probably due to the high water with all our rain.

There must be at least 30+ parking spots at the boat ramp.. nice ramp.. not steep at all. Nice dock there too. We were all alone there today.. not another car or boat in site... until 4:00ish... being a weekday of course.. tomorrow- with the nice forecast so rare these days- things could be different!

We tried Twisters, redeyes, and a couple of different colors of 6ft rapalas. Nada. We didn't have any live bait however.

Was fun to get out though... until the skies started to get pretty dark! More rain!

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united jigsticker

I may go there Monday before work.

Hopefully the Crappies will be good to me. smile.gif

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UJ
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Bill-E-Bazz

Where is this lake? I'm guessing I live fairly close to this lake as I am close to WBL and BE. How is wbl treating you Slyster? How is the bass action on Turtle? Thanks for any info!


Good Fishin'...

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Doonbuggy

Hit Turtle for the first time this morning. Lot was full at 8:45, but I only had to wait five minutes for a parking spot.

Caught four smallish bass and a 9" bull gill, a first for me, all around docks. Also lost one bass that was a bit bigger.

I did see one smallmouth follow in my first largie.

A little different lake for me, the water was kind of dingy in my opinion, maybe due to the rain?, and the weeds/weedline was kind of sparse.

Went over Center Bar and not much happenin, noted a couple of fish hanging on the drop.

Worth another shot sometime. Judging by all the fishing boats out there it has some fish in it.

DB

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Ole #1

Live bait is the key for me. I use suckers and shiners and seem to catch a lot of bass and northern.

I've had my best luck on the west side of the bouys in 10-17 ft of water.

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Iceman12

Any recent reports from Turtle Lake?

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united jigsticker

Was out there yesterday morning for 2 hours.

Caught and released 6 Crappies, 8 LM Bass, and one 14" Walleye fishing in about 8-12 feet of water.

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