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prov
prov
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10/28/14 7:14 AM CST
Got out sunday for a few hours trolled the river by the bubbler got 1 eye,then hit several channels fish are not in their thick but managed a lot of gills and crappies around 50.It was just nice to be out with those temps.

pavlenko
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10/27/14 2:48 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Thanks for advice. Read and went on Saturday. Could find some crappies only by noon. Could manage 4 and lost/missed another 2-3. Boated 15 pounds catfish Smile and released that giant.

Guys, currently State Park launch is closed. What is the best price-wise/location-wise place to launch boat now?

litefinger
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10/25/14 5:12 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Got out on Marie before sunrise this morning and trolled shallow for about an hour and a half with no hits. Boated about 30 fish south of Dr. B's house. (I call it the reef) with 1/16 ounce oddball jigs and tail hooked minows on bottom's up floats. Crawlers worked well on the jigs. Caught 4 nice white bass 10-13" and a 15" walleye in 14-16 fow. All the walleye came in over 15 fow. No luck at all in shallows. Tight lips today, had to drop back at them to get them to hang on. Lots of sheep to weed through. Good day! Big Smile

fishjerry
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10/25/14 2:51 PM CST
pavlenko, read the lake marie thread just below yours. all they talk about is the crappies.

pavlenko
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10/24/14 10:17 AM CST
Guys, going tomorrow for the first time this year. Could someone recommend the best spot for crappie on Chain O Lakes? Thanks a lot in advance and see you all there.

prov
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10/23/14 4:44 PM CST
Got out for a few hours today with a friend of mine targeting crappie and gills,caught about 30 gills and 3-4 crappie not hot yet.Lake temps were 52-54 ready to turnover tried for some musky and walleye nothing.

CHRIS TAURISANO
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10/23/14 11:09 AM CST
Lately I've been back and forth between lakes in southern WI and northern IL. I hit the chain Tuesday with a couple clients and we did a bit of multi species fishing. We figured between the whites, crappies, cats, drum and 1 walleye, that we put over 50 fish in the boat. The light 1/16 Oz jig tipped With a large fathead was the best presentation for the day. The fish were hanging deep and schooled up in certain areas. The cold weather will keep this bite and it should stay pretty steady till ice up.


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ifish1221
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10/21/14 9:29 PM CST
Anyone know of a Ice fishing shanty rental service that has over night shanties. Northern illinois and southern wisconsin preferably.

AChotrod
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10/20/14 12:02 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Hit the Chain Friday the 17th. Chilly very windy to the point the anchors wouldnt even hold the boat water temps were 55. Ended up setting up drifts.Had some good action and boated this guy.

fhnb92
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10/18/14 9:14 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
Fished Bluff from 12 till 430.Managed to get some nice crappies fishing in 16 to18 fow on north side. Caught fish on #6 aberdeen with crappie minnows. The winds kept me off Marie. Tight Lines Jim

CHRIS TAURISANO
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10/16/14 5:45 PM CST
Tis the season for crappies and white bass... The next month or so of open water should stay pretty steady for the bigger pan fish on the chain. Fish are going to start becoming predictable in certain areas. We have been getting some pretty nice ones lately and I believe it will only get better. Muskies and walleyes have been a bit tough but are still being caught here and there. I go back and forth between area lakes at this time of year to stay on the best musky bite. Hoping to close out the rest of October and November with some big fish and big numbers. Good luck guys and stay safe!


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Crappie-n-cats
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10/14/14 10:57 AM CST
Hey walleye guy. I was going thru the same problem as far as pruchasing a boat. I did find me a '07 bass tracker 190 tx with a 90 mercury, minn kota terrova trolling motor and huumigbird 797 on dash and lowrance hds 7 on bow for under 5k. I did alot of hunting for a good deal. Im mainly a crappie guy that fishes for walleyes as well.

walleye_guy78
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10/14/14 10:15 AM CST
litefinger thanks for all the info. Looks like the boat we will be getting is a 17' sea nymph with a 50 hp that should do for a starter boat and the price isn't that bad either going to look at it on Fri and hopefully it all works out. as far as the electronics it looks like its got an older hummingbird on the dash and an eagle cudda on the bow I was actually looking at the Huminbird 698ci but I will look into the lowrance models might upgrade the bow mount to a MotorGuide with the pin point GPS feature

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litefinger
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10/14/14 8:39 AM CST
Marty, if your looking for electronics, i just baught lowrance hds 7 for about $ 1300 and i love it. has the structure scan also. The lakemaster maps will not work though. They were baught out by hummingbird.so i use that @ my bow mount . Never had a hummingbird, but have heard alot of good things about them. I think navionics is the mapping provider for lowrance now. The built in maps are way off without the map detail card. So im getting that next year..my wife says i spend too much $$$ to trick a fish.

litefinger
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10/13/14 8:56 AM CST
Marty, i have fished walleye tournaments on pretty much all those lakes and more and they get really rough. i upgraded to a crestliner 1850 welded aluminum hull and it took the pounding real well. Wish i had a walk through wind shield for it. Still got pretty wet when the winds are blowing strong. The bigger and deeper hull is best for those waters, but they are pricy boats. Can probably find a riveted hull aluminum boat that will work well in your price range, dont recomend down sizing the engine. Lot of watet to cover and need power for those rough days gettinh back. Hope this info helps.

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