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Day walker
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FISHING REPORT
7/5/15 6:07 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Slow morning but did get a nice 40" musk

rks
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7/2/15 9:00 AM CST
Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Good day on the Chain trolling the Fox with cranks. Yesterday, July 1. Only six fish but the smallest was 22 inches. If nothing else, eyesluvyou is right about one thing. As good as Canada in your back yard. Up to 26 1/2 inches @ 6 1/4 lbs.

Ice Chopper
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6/29/15 6:56 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
The Northwood sailed on Sunday morning. No wind, no drift made it tough. When the wind picked up, our luck improved. Used small jig and plastic tipped with a minnow or crawler. Fished our usual spots on Marie, with some fish at each spot. Fished 4-8 fow, some areas of 10-14 fow and tried a couple deep spots. Had a nice mixed bag of walleyes, stripers, crappies and sheep but had to work for them. Walleyes were 16, 16, 17, 18 and a couple small cigars. All fish were CPR'd. What happened to the 22+" sheep that were around last year? They were plentiful on the south end. Off the water before 11:00am. Tight lines ! IC

CHRIS TAURISANO
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6/26/15 10:24 PM CST
Day Walker, it was a blast fishing with you and your pops! It was a pleasure to get to spend time in the boat with you and to get some fish on. Fishing remains good but patterns change daily sometimes with the weather changing constantly. Being out there every day, I can attest to the fact that some areas that produce one day may not produce the next day. Its keeping us on our toes and making us stay versitle. If an area doesn't produce, try fishing adjacent areas to the spots you were finding fish prior.The community spots that I notice some are fishing, hold fish one day and the next are tough. Its no doubt that this year is definitely a down year for consistent walleye numbers. Some days are good but the days have been up and down. A mix of trolling and jigging and rigging are typically needed for a full day of getting on fish. The north lakes are still lacking the deep weeds that have been productive over the years. Seems like break lines and underwater points are a good bet. In that case electronics are a must to find these areas and to mark fish that may be suspended. The same goes for muskies. Some days its easy to just find fish in shallows and weeds but other days they make their way out of the shallows and into the deeper water. Keeping up on the migration of fish and staying versitle has been key to staying successful. My suggestion is to not stay on one pattern too long if you are not finding fish. I hope some of this helps and everyone has a great weekend!!

litefinger
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6/26/15 7:44 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Got a couple of eaters today. The smaller fish have been harder to come by lately. Caught 2 eaters out of 7 at fox lake bridge using my A/T Weights(suspending slip weight 3") With orange bead in front of crawler. Fished in 6-8 fow just south of bridge. A little bit of drizzle, but no hard rain today...Ya and a lot less sun for me today Phat Eyes! I was cooked last time out. Yawn

sputnick
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6/26/15 5:37 PM CST
Couple observations for EyeLoveYou. First you obviously do not believe in catch and release. I guess that's your right. Second, you might want to check whatever it is you are measuring your fish with. You do have some pictures of some nice fish but it looks like you also have several pictures of short fish. The stringer shot looks there might be one close to 14" but the rest look like dinks. Could be wrong though. Couple pictures show your knife and it's bigger than the fish. Let 'em grow up. Not much meat on a 14"er anyway. There is a reason for limits and slot limits. It is to preserve the fishery. If I am wrong, I apologize. Plenty of easily caught panfish to satisfy your appetite. JMO

Day walker
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6/25/15 7:20 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Went out with Chris from T-bone guide service on Wednesday. We had a lot of fun and Learned a lot of new spots. It took some time but we got a nice 39" in the boat and missed 3 others. Once again thanks Chris for a fun day.

NATUREBOY 33
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6/24/15 10:23 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Hit lake Marie today for a little while with the kids on my new rig. I toss jigs for a bit while kids swam I caught a few short walleye then I started trolling and ten mintues later I got a nice muskie not giant but nice on my walleye gear. Good day out .

EyeLoveYou11
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6/22/15 11:08 AM CST
Last ones. Sorry for the blow up on the Fox Chain Forum. I recieved some messages from some so-called "Haters" that my post are full of B.S., and that I lie about catching these walleye in abundance. Well the proof is in the pudding. Easily have caught over 170+ walleye this season. Biggest at 27", 2 @ 26", 7 @ 25", 12 @ 24", 20+ @ 18" - 23". Believe me half of it is luck, it's not rocket science, but there is an "Art" to it. And yes, I go "Catching", not "fishing". Tight Lines, EyeLoveYou11 Dude

EyeLoveYou11
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6/22/15 11:00 AM CST
Mass.

EyeLoveYou11
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6/22/15 10:59 AM CST
More.

EyeLoveYou11
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6/22/15 10:54 AM CST
Eyes.

EyeLoveYou11
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6/22/15 10:53 AM CST
Sorry, you can only upload 3 at a time. More Eyes

EyeLoveYou11
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6/22/15 10:47 AM CST
More pics.

EyeLoveYou11
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6/22/15 10:45 AM CST
Late report from 6/17. Got out after work for an hour and limited out. 7 walleye, 4 were in the slot; hog sandwiches @ 17,16,15.5, & 15. Other three were right at 13&3/4's. Nothing beats that thump you feel, followed by a solid hook set!!! Can I get an AMEN>!?!?!?!. Fishing has been great this late in the season due to all the rain that we've been getting. Keeps the water nice and cool. Usually by the 1st week of July, where I go fishing the water gets way to warm from the sun, and lake Michigan boats churning out 200^+ water back into the system. Dragging a piece of crawler on a 1/8 or 1/4 oz. jig pending on the wind. The lighter the better but sometimes you need to go heavy to deal with the wind. Black or white jig head with a twister tale, black. I usually bite the actual twister tail off and just use the body of the plastic. My philisophy is K.I.S.S., you have to keep it simple, silly. I don't get mad when I get snagged up on a rock and lose a jig, I'm down .20 cents retie and back at it. Never really understood people throwing $10 + Rapalas, and losing them. Crazy expensive sport if need be. Don't use electronis either, never had to. Here are some of the pics from this season!!! Keep telling everyone that Canadian Fishing is literally in our backyard!!! Multiple Hogs, Slabosauruses, Eyes...I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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