Fox Chain, Lake County

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11/27/16 @ 12:25 AM
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jpolasek52
jpolasek52
USER since 11/15/15

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

I hit the T-Channel again this      week. Very similar results as last weekend. Lots of crappie and yellow bass on a jig, plastic, tipped with live bait under a bobber. Several keepers but a lot of dinks as well. We caught more perch and LMB and less bluegills this week. It was definitely a minnow bite. I even caught a few large shad. We did the best at the entrance of the channel on both sides.  Be careful the water level is really low.

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11/24/16 @ 7:45 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
USER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

Saturday December 10th, Munson Marine on 59 and Grand, will be holding an open house. A great display of boats, catered food, and I will be giving a seminar on the Fox Chain. Event starts at 11 am. Hope to see some of you there! Fish are biting on the Chain right now!!

Fox Chain, Lake County Photo
Fox Chain, Lake County Photo
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11/23/16 @ 12:04 PM
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blackhawkangler
blackhawkangler
USER since 2/10/16

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Threw a Phantom all morning on Channel, deeper and shallow but couldn't seem to locate them in this transition.  Water is low, like previous reports say be very careful launching and moving over sandbar.  

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11/21/16 @ 5:58 PM
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chaw
chaw
USER since 9/11/02

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Had a smorgasbord of live bait floating around the North half of the chain. Suckers never got touched. Found a nice school of yellow bass in 16 ft on Channel Lake. I too tried the ice chopper routine with a 1/32 pink jig and large fathead. Many small to medium yellow bass and 2 small walleyes. Lakes are dirty and low. Be careful between the lakes.

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11/21/16 @ 7:04 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

The Northwood sailed Lake Marie on Sunday afternoon.  Cold, but a perfect drift with the northerly winds.  We used 1/32 and 1/16 oz jigs, a medium split shot and minnows. Pink was HOT !  Started on the west side near the point in 8 fow and drifted south mostly staying in 10-15 fow.  My Swedish friend Lars and I in the boat working two poles with non-stop action.  We then moved to the south but out to 12 fow and got tired of reeling in so many stripers and sheep.  Tried down by the Sandbar in 15 fow and after three drifts and a dozen fish we moved to the east side north of the airplane (which was gone) near the totem poles.  Drifted thru that area in 10-15 fow and absolutely slammed 'em.  Stripers and sheep, one walter, a huge carp and many memories.  The smallest striper was 8 inches, most of them were 10-12 inchers with a dozen or more at 13-14 inches.  Sheep were all 14+ inches, with the biggest at 18.  Got a few crappies, one of which hit the 15 inch mark.  All fish CPR'd.  Water level is very low now.  Get your prop up out of the water when you launch.  Happy Thanksgiving from our boat to yours!   Tight lines!   IC

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11/20/16 @ 5:14 PM
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jpolasek52
jpolasek52
USER since 11/15/15

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

I flipped a few docks in the T-Channel near Pistakee. I caught some nice bluegill and crappie but it took some sorting. I caught more fish on a waxie than a minnow. Small jig with yellow plastic and live bait under a bobber. I saw about 4 other boats doing the same.

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11/20/16 @ 4:53 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
USER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waning Gibbous

This week was very good for multi species. Some decent walleye action, and lots of crappies and white bass. Fish are still in less than 15' of water. Plastics, blade baits, and jigging raps have been top producers. A few days of good musky action and a few days of little to no musky action. The cold is here and probably here to stay. Fish will be getting into their first ice locations and hopefully schooling up well. I'm looking forward to a great ending to a great season. Starting to book for 2017 and getting a good amount of bookings for April, may, June already. God bless and stay safe in the cold temps

Fox Chain, Lake County Photo
Fox Chain, Lake County Photo
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11/18/16 @ 9:50 PM
Capt'n Patrick
Capt'n Patrick
USER since 6/8/14

Went out 11/17 weather was breezy and warm.  Put out the drift sock and attempted to fish the Ice Chopper way.  Fished with 1/32 and 1/4 mini mites tipped with minnows and pieces of crawler.  put combos of 1 and 2 split shots about a foot up the line.  We also ran 3 ways with hook and minnow.

Marked tons of fish.  Getting bites was another story.  4 hours of drifting produced 6 Sheep, 1 keeper Eye, 1 big Striper.  Eye came on mighty mite green and black tipped with crawler.

We also hit the docks on Bluff Lake and ended up with 3 good size Crappie and a dozen or so eater Gills.

Ice Chopper Thanks for the posts.  Hope to do better next time.

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11/18/16 @ 9:29 AM
Brian87gt
Brian87gt
USER since 10/3/15

I know the temps are really dropping this weekend but was thinking about coming up there Saturday. Are there any spots that crappie can be caught from the banks? Never been up there before. Thanks...

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11/14/16 @ 11:26 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

The Northwood fished Lake Marie on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Saturday after drifting for a while we anchored in 11 fow with the boat moving over 12 and 13 foot depths.  What a striper bonanza.  Plenty of fish 10-12 inches.  Also got a few crappies and three small walters.  Used our standard colors of lime, pink and orange plastic tipped with a minnow.  Sunday had a lot more wind.  Drifted for a few passes in the 7 - 15 fow range, but things moved too quickly.  We anchored in various spots staying in the 13-15 fow area and generally landed a handful of stripers and crappies at each spot.  We did drift from the Sandbar east to the airplane and landed a 10# cat and a 20" very fat and husky sheep.  Stripers are all over the place with minnows and small jig and plastic.  Nice to see Rodbender and his cherubs on the soft water.  Tight lines !   IC

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