Welcome to Orrs Outdoors
Where your Northern Wisconsin Vacation begins
There is just one of the beautiful sights you will have the chance to experience. A beautiful sunset on the lake. From sunrise to sunset, the Mercer, Wisconsin area is one of the most beautiful areas you will find. Not only awesome sunrises and sunsets but also a wilderness type atmosphere that is often compared to Canada and other untamed areas. The State of Wisconsin owns nearly 95% of the area surrounding the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, a 15000 acre man made lake and the "Crown Jewel" of Wisconsin. What does this mean? Basically it means that it will remain a wilderness area forever. Wildlife is everywhere you look in the Mercer area. Loons, eagles, osprey, deer, bear, wolves and maybe even the occasional moose, are just a few of the many different types of creatures we have roaming our area. This is an area for everyone, fishermen, hunters, hikers, bikers, photographers, sight seers, vacationers, families and other groups, anyone who just wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a while. WE HAVE IT ALL!!!!
We are only about 30 to 50 miles from all sorts of different things here in the Northwoods
30 miles to Minocqua WI: Big time tourist destination, shopping fun and games, tons of stores and things to do
2 hours from Hayward
30 miles to Hurley WI and Ironwood Michigan: More shopping, an old historic area and Hurley's very famous night life.
40 minutes from Boulder Junction
1 hour or so from Rhinelander and Eagle River
1 1/2 hours from Hayward
2 hours from Wausau
4 hours from Madison, Green Bay, and Minneapolis
5 hours from Milwaukee
5 hours from Rockford
6 hours from Chicago
Bobby Orr's Guide Service
The Mercer area boasts some of the finest fishing you will find anywhere. The main attraction is the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, but there are another 200-250 lakes surrounding the area. The Manitowish Chain is only a half hour drive South from the lodge and the Gile Flowage is about the same distance to the North. Walleye, smallmouth bass, panfish and the mighty musky swim in many of the lakes. From Memorial Day to the end of November, I run a guide service and focus on musky fishing, however; Starting in 2013 I will be changing things up just a little and also doing walleye, bass and panfish trips as well.
With the help of Erv Keller's Guide Service in Boulder Junction, I have expanded my range to include not only the Mercer area and the Manitowish Chain, but now some of Boulder Junction as well.
We will be doing several free fishing seminars throughout the season in both Boulder and Mercer with the Chambers of Commerce from each town. We are also planning to do seminars at the lodges that will have us and for groups who would like. If the lodge you are staying at does not yet offer this, please let them know and feel free to contact us.
Also, fishing reports will be found at several locations this year. Chamber web sites, this site, Facebook, and Lake-Link, to name a few.
We are going to try to do everything we are able to to make your fishing trip a huge success!
So, give me a call or drop me an email, ask the questions you have so we can prepare you for your trip, and lets go fishing!!!
I will work with you on rates for more than one day, moms or dads with kids, more than one person in the boat, follow boats, corporate outings, and any other kind of crazy thing. Ask me, I will work with you.
We will use my equipment unless you bring yours. I would like to see you bring your own gear so we can set it up the same way I set mine up. I use a variety of rods and Abu Garcia reels. My boat is a comfortable 18ft Tracker with a ton of fishing room.
I will take you out no matter what your experience level might be. I have had people with years of experience and also many with little or none. I am there to help you. The only thing I ask of my clients is that they are not afraid to try something new and ask A LOT of questions. That's what I am there for. I want you to be happy, comfortable and satisfied that you got your money's worth out of me at the end of the day, and I want you to want to come back again.
***** NEW INFO *****
January 1 2014
I would like to let everyone know that starting the beginning of the New Year of 2014, I will be running the operations at the Hideaway resort!
I have lots of big ideas for the coming open water and vacation season and will be posting on Facebook and here as often as possible.
Please come see us and say hello!!
Links I like:
This is the lodge I am now running. Come out and say hey!
Links to all of the great businesses out on the incredible Turtle Flambeau Flowage
Check here for any info you might want for the Mercer area
Check these guys out for of the best musky baits made!
When in the Mercer area stop here to get ALL of your bait needs taken care of!
Thursday July 3rd 2014
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The Hideaway on the Flowage 1-715-476-2160 http://TheHideawayMercer.com
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Bobby Orr's Guide Service 1-608-438-9565 http://orrsoutdoors.weebly.com
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The fishing report for this first week of July is a good one for sure!
We have done really well on the walleye, crappie, bass and musky.
Fishing wood, weed, and rock on break edges has proven to be a pattern to focus on. We have been either jigging with fathead minnows, crawlers or leeches, or using a slip bobber rigs tipped with the same or last but not least, jigging tubes and grubs in the structure. This has boated quite a few bass, and walleye in the last several days.
For the crappie, we have moved out into 10-13 feet of water. Find wood or other structure and you should be finding the crappies. Slip bobbers and minnows have been the main way to fish in my boat.
The musky have been turned on lately as well. Lots of reports of nice follows or strikes and losses on both bucktails and topwater baits. We went a bit unconventional and also scored a few on Depthraiders as well as Suicks.
Fish the weeds for sure but also fish those edges. With many of the other fish hanging in those areas it only makes good sense that the big girls will be somewhere close by.
Good luck out there!
Don't forget to do those figure 8's!!!
Also, we are doing another free fishing seminar at the Hideaway on Saturday night at 6pm. I will be my guest speaker this week and talking all things fishing, from muskies to crappies and anything else anyone wants to talk about. Come out and say hey!
Julie's 2nd musky ever... figure 8 fish... NICE!!!
Just look at the way she is looking at that fish... Now that is love! I was trying hard to force a smile even though my ears were bleeding from all of the screaming!!
One of Bobby's boat beauties, proudly displaying her catch!
Happy Son... jealous Dad
A days crappie catch! All between 11 and 14 1/2 inches
Only 17 1/2 inches long but a whopping 15 1/4 around!! A Flowage smally!
47 3/4 inch Musky caught in The World Championship Musky Classic (1st place fish)
Our Team Took 2nd Place overall!
39 inch early season fish
A couple of years ago we bought this duplex cabin located at the Hideaway Lodge, on the beautiful Turtle Flambeau Flowage. For as many years as anyone can remember the Hideaway was a great place for family vacations, fishing and hunting trips, get aways and snomobilers. As many of the lodges are doing, the owners decided to sell off their cabins and make condos out of them. It is a great idea unless you don't buy one. Then you could be left out in the cold looking for a new place to stay or have to rent a hotel room in town or maybe a "vacation home" for an ungodly amout of money. The nice thing about The Hideaway is that they still own 4 of the 9 cabins and 7 in total are still for rent, including ours. They still have a great bar and fantastic food with many nightly specials. Try the Pizza it is unbeatable!!!
Our place is a rustic but yet comfortable and cozy cabin.
Let me tell you more about our place.
3 bedrooms, 2 with queen sized beds and 1 room with 2 twin beds. Also a hideabed sofa. Bathroom with shower/tub, toilet and sink. Kitchen and living area with sink, gas stove, refridgerator, coffee pot and microwave. There is a television in one bedroom, but it gets no channels, it has a dvd player for your movie watching put the kids to sleep pleasure.
3 bedrooms, 2 with a queen sized beds and a twin bed and 1 with 2 twin sized beds. There are also a couple of roll around single beds if needed along with two hideabed couches. This side can sleep a lot of people pretty comfortably. Bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Kitchen area with sink, refridgerator, microwave, coffee pot and gas stove. I also have a television set up in one of the bedrooms on this side. Again it gets no channels, but has a dvd player and a playstation1 set up and ready for use to give the kids something to do if the weather doesn't cooperate or if the adults want to do their thing. Old school games but GO FISHING!!
There are ceiling fans in each unit to cool in the summer and move heat around in the winter. There is also a large screen porch along the front of the entire building for those beautiful nights or just another place to keep some gear.
This cabin is either rented as 1 unit (6 bedrooms) or as 2 three bedroom units, depending on the size of your group and your needs.
The Hideaway also has a few other cabins for rent, some with 2 bedrooms and some with 3.
There is a large, sandy beach, the water is pretty much weed free at the beach and does not drop off fast and there is a swim raft, a volleyball court and lots of room to run around for the kids. Just down the driveway and accross the road is a huge area of woods and hiking trails, or take your walks or maybe your bikes down the road, it is not very busy and quite scenic.
2013 Cabin Rates
Side A: 3 bedroom $100.00/night or $525.00/week
Side B: 3 bedroom $100.00/night or $525.00/week
Entire Duplex: 6 bedroom $180.00/night or $1000.00/week
Side A: 3 bedroom $110.00/night or $600.00/week
Side B: 3 bedroom $110.00/night or $600.00/week
Entire Duplex: 6 bedroom $200.00/night or $1150.00/week
How to get in touch with me
My cell number: 1 608 438 9565 or 715-476-2160
My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
My Mercer address: 4206 N. Turtle Rd Mercer, WI 54547