Fox Chain, Lake County

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TODAY @ 11:23 AM
Capt'n Patrick
Capt'n Patrick
USER since 6/8/14

Update:  Never tried Flathead Catfish as table fare.  Kept the 10 lb. fish from previous report based on articles I have read on-line.  Just fried him up and had him for breakfast.  By far the best tasting catfish I have ever eaten.  We are saving some to bake and have with lemon and drawn butter as suggested by many on-line articles.  Can't wait to try.  Needless to say I wont be releasing the smaller ones any more.  Still have a soft spot for the big ones.  Will still keep the big guys and gals swimming.

Good Fishing

Capt'n Patrick

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TODAY @ 10:09 AM
KCS
KCS
USER since 8/18/08

Blade baits are Zip lure type lot of different manufacturers 

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TODAY @ 8:37 AM
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tmd
tmd
USER since 3/15/04

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
91° - 95° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

A real pleasure fishing the chain with no wake in force. Water was 71 dingy and quite a bit of floating debris. They say they may remove the restriction Sunday but water is still very high with large numbers of docks still under water or barely above it. Fishing was OK but heat was a factor after 2-3 hrs. Headed home for a brewskie

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TODAY @ 8:33 AM
tmd
tmd
USER since 3/15/04

Cap Patrick - excuse my ignorance but what is a Blade bait?

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5/24/18 @ 10:31 PM
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Capt'n Patrick
Capt'n Patrick
USER since 6/8/14

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Late Report 5/23:

High water and no wake spells great Walleye fishing this year.  Current areas are holding fish.  Good sailing for subtle jig fisherman and Blade fisherman alike. You know who you are.

The added fun has been the Flathead bite.  Landed an 18Lb and a 10 lb. the last 2 trips out.  You want a fight, hook into one of these. Both hit Blades.

As discussed the Crappie have left the channels.  Bluegills are holding in the backs of channels and are on the spawn.

On Blades Purple has been the ticket, A respectable showing for Black Shad and Gold as well.

5/23 was Steller.Chet and myself ended up with 14 only two were short.  Size was 14.25 to 16.5 none in release slot or over 24.  Took home 3 each. The 10 lb Flathead was also caught on this trip.

Bonus has been the Largemouth Bass (still in the Channels)

If you lioke to go Catching this is the year and the time.


Good Luck and Good Fishing.

Captn. Patrick

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5/23/18 @ 6:17 PM
FREEDOM OF SPEACH
FREEDOM OF SPEACH
USER since 12/19/13

crappie already left the channels 3 weeks ago

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5/23/18 @ 11:30 AM
wilsonburger
wilsonburger
USER since 7/19/16

Thanks guys on the CJ Smith info.

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5/23/18 @ 11:20 AM
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crapieman
crapieman
USER since 6/19/13

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous

Anyone fishing in the channels on the northern Chain lakes? I understand there is no wake...... With water being high, i can see the crappie still being in the channels.

Anyone?

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5/21/18 @ 5:45 AM
Fisherman0704
Fisherman0704
USER since 3/23/16

Hey Wilsonburger,  

If John over at CJ Smith's doesn't rent that house next store to the bait store there is a resort over on Petite Lake.

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5/20/18 @ 6:36 PM
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olekh
olekh
USER since 9/27/08

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

Was out yesterday. Got couple walleyes, drums and stripers, 10-15 FOW. After all tournament boats gone, got this 38” beauty. 

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