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prov
prov
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FISHING REPORT
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
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
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
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
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.

fhnb92
fhnb92
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10/13/14 7:53 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Took the wife out from 11 till 3.She fished for musky and i fished for anything that would hit jig and minnow. Wife didnt get even a follow. I caught some stripes and drum in 12 fow. Fished Marie and Bluff. Great day on water with most of the idiots off water. Going out friday and try again. Tight Lines Jim

walleye_guy78
walleye_guy78
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10/13/14 6:56 AM CST
Not a report but looking for some advice. I plan on buying a boat in the very near future and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on size hull type and such. I have not done much fishing here in IL but growing up i always had boats and did a lot of fishing. with that being said I am looking for a versatile fishing machine. I would like to travel to lake Geneva, lake Winnebago maybe out on lake Michigan for perch. the boats i have been looking at are in the 16 foot range and I'm just not positive it would handle the water i am looking to fish so thought i would reach out to you guys. I know for fishing the chain it would be OK but i don't know a lot about the other lakes as far as conditions go. Also any suggestions on electronics are welcome as well. I don't want to spend a lot on a whole set up maybe 6000 total would be the highest but also want something that will work for what i would like to do. Thanks guys

Marty

litefinger
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10/12/14 7:27 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Fished lake Marie and caught some sheep and two white bass 13 &14". Don't normally get white that big here. Took your advice John 21 and tried bluff lake by mouth @ steitze. Got a lot more sheep and 5 more nice whites about 11- 20' fow about 8- 12". Walleyes have evaded me the last few weeks. Did well early season.

John 21
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10/11/14 9:26 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Targeted walleyes today;very tough.White Bass and crappies made up for it on main lake breaks. 12-16 fow, jigged/rigged large fatheads.Bluff Lake was best.

CHRIS TAURISANO
CHRIS TAURISANO
Joined: 1/12/2011
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10/11/14 2:54 AM CST
To both of the previous posts, it's always great fishing with you guys! Even with the muskies being a bit tough lately it was fun seeing you put a few in the net. I'm looking forward to getting more and bigger in the future! In the upcoming weeks I will be jumping around on different lakes and heading north a bit to follow the good musky bite. Slowing down and pulling out deeper with running suckers will be a good idea. Multi species fishing on the chain is pretty decent right now. The crappie and white bass can be found in good numbers on some days. Break lines are a good bet along with some channels and docks are a good bet. Very few walleyes are showing up but the ones that do are quite large. Good luck guys!!

[This post was last edited on 10/11/14 at 2:56 AM]

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