Fox Chain, Lake County

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5/1/16 @ 5:26 AM
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Regjoe
Regjoe
USER since 2/7/06

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
Fished in the rain yesterday for about 7 hours. We got 3 eyes one 15,14,13. Only kept the 15"er. Also caught sheeps, whites, and about 10 nice channel cats. We used Jigs 1/8, 1/16th, crawlers, minnows. We were fishing the north lakes most fish caught 4-12' of water.

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4/27/16 @ 4:05 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waning Gibbous
A few more. BTW I do offer kayak trips too Smile

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4/27/16 @ 4:01 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waning Gibbous
The warmer water temps are certainly helping fishing this week. The panfish are very good as they are preparing for spawn and vulnerable. In saying that, please be conservation minded and leave some for tomorrow. Big bluegills and crappies are fun to catch and we are seeing some of the biggest specimens on these waters that we've seen in years. Walleyes have picked up well the past week and are done with spawn and looking to eat. Muskies are at the end of spawn and starting to move a bit. Hopefully after this cold front everything stays stable and fishing should be very good. Had a good spring so far and I hope were on track for a very productive year out here. Had great reports back from the DNR about the fish population and size. The slot limit for walleyes has been working wonderfully. They had some 10 lbers in the nets and 1 that was 12.5 lbs! We personally release everything over the slot in my boat, I'd love to see a good population of these big fish one day out here. The muskies are getting to be bigger on average, with a few 48"-51" fish available. The DNR has done an amazing job out here and we have a great opportunity in our backyard. By being conservation minded and helping out, these waters will only get better in the future. See you guys on the water and have a safe and fun year

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4/25/16 @ 7:30 AM
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Ice Chopper
Ice Chopper
USER since 6/20/01

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
The Northwood fished on Sunday from 8-11 on Lake Marie. Fairly quiet out there as the cool temps kept most people away in the morning. We got on some Yellow Bass first thing using pink and black jig and plastic, tipped with minnow. As the breeze picked up we increased our jig size to 1/16 oz. and added a little larger split shot. All nice sized fish 10-11 inchers. Fished mostly 12-17 fow. Got a couple in 10 fow. All drifting. But the action didn't stay long. Very spotty. Got our standard faire of sheep. Marked more fish on the east side, than the west. We'll get 'em next week. Tight lines fellas ! IC

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4/25/16 @ 6:28 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous
Mike- There are shore fishing opportunities in various locations on the chain. Some can very good at times as well. I'm probably leaving a few out but here are some I know of. The shore by CJ Smith's on Spring lk, the shore by Musky Tales on Channel lk, the shore at the state park in the north river, the shore by barnacle bobs on Marie, and I know a lot of the marinas will let people fish the piers or shore by them. Hopefully this helps put you on the right track

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4/24/16 @ 8:39 PM
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mmmfishing
mmmfishing
USER since 3/13/07

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
Fished 8-12. Lakes were unusually quiet today, loved it. It was like we had the place to ourselves. On that note, one would think having prime fishing spots meant prime fishing. No. A bust for us. Word on the water was that the catfish were biting. We were fishing foemr various species with fatheads. I also tried my luck with swimbaits and Gulp but today just wasn't my day. Its okay, I'm not bitter, I swear. Next time fishies..next time.

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4/24/16 @ 7:54 AM
MHERRON2213
MHERRON2213
USER since 3/15/13
Hi Folks: Never fished any of the Chain water and am shore bound. Any suggestions as to locations where I can fish from shore? I have driven around the area and willing to drive - I live in Palatine Thanks - Mike

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4/24/16 @ 6:26 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waning Gibbous
Fishing is definitely picking up but I think we need some good stable weather to push it into full swing. Having to do some searching and covering a good amount of water to find active fish. They seem to keep moving daily depending on the conditions. We have been picking up more walleyes this week. Current and clam beds are definitely key. Crappies and gills are active and plentiful when you find them. Small plastics are key right now. Still impressed with the size we are getting this year on the panfish. Some very nice white bass are being caught as well. They don't seem to be schooled up but a few here and there. Cover water and you should stay busy. Hopefully this cold snap coming this week doesn't affect the fishing too much. Muskies are just coming off of spawn and should pick up by mid week. Enjoy fellas, and I hope you all have good luck this season.

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4/23/16 @ 9:29 PM
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jpolasek52
jpolasek52
USER since 11/15/15

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
I fished some north end channels and a few main lake points on Marie this morning. The water level was up 12 inches from last week and the current was stronger in the channels. Water temps were 55 - 58, slightly cooler than last week. The channels were less weedy as well. I caught some bluegill and crappie bobber fishing and a few nice largemouth on crankbaits. I can't believe the number and size of the bluegill this year. I haven't found any walleye yet. I think they are still recovering from spawning.

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4/23/16 @ 9:48 AM
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Capt'n Patrick
Capt'n Patrick
USER since 6/8/14

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Late Report 4/21/2016:

Shake Down cruise for the boat just out of the repair shop. Got in about 2hrs. of Pannie fishing. Fished Ultra Lite gear. Nano line 4lb. flouro leader small egg bobber 1/60 oz Jr. Wedge in Red and Pearl tipped with waxie.

Side Note: Nano Line floats like fly line Incredible for bobber fishing. Picks up off of water with no resistance when hook setting.

Fished the North Chain. Water clean and clear. Fished channels, fish were markedly concentrated on North side of Channels. Guess is warmer because of sunshine.

Cast plop sit worked well. Twitching did not. Slow extended retrieve and long pause also worked well. Finished out at 23 fish. Kept 10. 5 Gill and 5 Crappie. Size seems to be up from last year. The Pan fishing just seems to get better and better on the Chain.

Tight Lines

Capt. Patrick

Cool Cool Cool

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4/22/16 @ 1:11 PM
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Sgt202
Sgt202
USER since 5/22/09

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Fished with Jeff on 4-21, 0700 to 2:30. Fished channels starting at Bluff lk and ended in Ackermans channel in Nipersink. Water temps ran from 58 to 63. Water was muddy everywhere and crappies were scattered and didn't bite very well. Caught gills on waxworms and crappies on minnows and slip bobbers. We also got a ten pound cat and a 30 inch pike.

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4/21/16 @ 9:57 PM
RyanFoley
RyanFoley
USER since 6/1/14
Never fished this body of water looking for help with locating and catching largemouth bass any help on locations,lures would be very useful thank you

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4/21/16 @ 6:38 AM
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Regjoe
Regjoe
USER since 2/7/06

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
I WAS OUT YESTERDAY FOR ABOUT 6 HOURS. ONE 21" WALLEYE, ON SHEEP, AND ONE CAT. FISHED JIG AND MINNOW, CRAWLERS, AND PLASTICS. COULD NOT FIND THEM AT ALL. HAD A BUNCH OF FISH HANGING ONTO THE MINNOWS BUT NOT TAKING THEM THINKING THEY WERE SMALL WHITES. NICE DAY TO BE OUT ON WATER REGARDLESS IF FISH WERE COOPERATING. I WAS ON THE NORTH LAKES.

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4/18/16 @ 5:41 PM
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jpolasek52
jpolasek52
USER since 11/15/15

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
I fished the several channels on Sunday from 7 AM to noon. The water temps ranged from 55 - 60. I was surprised with the variety of water and vegetation in the channels. Some clear, some muddy, some weedy, some warm, and some cold. We found a few crappie and lots of bluegill. I caught most fish on a small jig tipped with plastic and waxies. Not many takers on the minnows. It's all about finding active fish hiding and waiting to ambush. Keep moving until you find them.

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4/18/16 @ 3:54 PM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous
Good to see you back out and posting reports Ice Chopper! Things have been a little unpredictable out there but most days we are putting it together at some point. The crappies and gills are the best thing going. Few walleyes early morning and muskies are slow. Love catching these slabs this time of year!! Small ice jigs and plastics are best. Things should be full swing here very soon.

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