Well... I want to thank you for your fishing tips. Rain or shine I'll be heading up to Tomahawk for my annual solo fly fishing, camping & motorcycle pilgrimage on Wednesday or Thursday...
As luck would have it, yesterday a guy from Tomahawk came into the Fly Shop at the Richfield, WI Cabelas, where I am one of the 4 guys who work that area.
I mentioned this forum and the replies I received & he concurred with your assessment regarding the Spirit Dam area... we sat down with a map for a bit and he showed me how to access the fish from shore areas. I'd still like to be able to rent a small boat, canoe or kayak. Available saddlebag & tiedown space on my Sportster is somewhat limited so I won't even be taking my waders... something that floats would be nice. But thanks to all of you I know know where to fish from shore where I'll have a decent chance to hook up with some Northerns.