Fox Chain, Lake County

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8/15/16 @ 6:39 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

The Northwood set sail on Lake Marie early Sunday morning.   Son #4 and I had good luck throughout the morning.  Using 1/32 oz jig with multi-colored plastic, tipped with minnow or worm.   Yellow stripers, white stripers, catfish, crappie, blue gill, walleye, one sheep, one perch.  Action with the stripers was non-stop.  We drifted in 5-8 fow, even without much wind.  Tried a couple deeper holes, but nothing there for us.  Heavy hitting spots were west of the Doc's house, Sandbar and out front of the totem poles.  We stopped at 10:30 as boat traffic got a little tough.  Tight lines !   IC

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8/13/16 @ 9:41 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
USER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

The multi species bite was good again this week on our Fox Chain. The trolling bite really seemed to pick up and experimenting with different baits and depths was the key and keeps trolling fun. Lots of white bass, catfish, yellow bass, a few walleye and largemouth bass were in the mix as well. Will be a few more weeks at least until we start seeing lower temps to start fishing muskies again. Have fun out there. Also a big thank you to Munson marine for a great boat and 95.1 WIIL Rock for having me on air last week!!

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8/11/16 @ 4:54 PM
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madfish1992
madfish1992
USER since 3/26/11

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Hit the chain over the weekend for some mult species fishing. Bluff lake was hot!!!! Especially by the diving board on the west shore none stop actions from pannies to bass even some slot walleye. Target just outside the swim bouy's great time. Gets rough with boat  traffic we were anchored. Tight lines. Pics to follow 

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8/8/16 @ 3:05 PM
fredcs1209
fredcs1209
USER since 1/20/13

FOX CHAIN FISHERMAN! I plan out getting on the lake to night fish for walleye Thurs August 18th. I looking at any tips to help me and buddy catch some nice walleye! I was thinking trolling spinners, crawlers, flicker shad, shad raps, salmo hornets... possibly using live bait- minnows

I am looking for any advise on to what lakes to fish, I was thinking Catherine, Marie and Channel.  

I am open to your suggestions, locations, presentations

Thanks! 


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8/8/16 @ 8:45 AM
Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13

I've been fishing where water temperature is 85 and catching pigs they're still swimming. Can't wait to get big Musky they taste good!!??

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8/8/16 @ 8:26 AM
walleye_guy78
walleye_guy78
USER since 8/26/14

Clown--- There is a huge difference between catching some panfish for a meal and just killinh fish just because which is exactly what anyone fishing for musky or pike when the temps are hot like this. 

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8/8/16 @ 7:24 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

The Northwood was out on Saturday morning wetting a line on Lake Marie.  Plenty of fishermen out there.  We started on the far east side drifting thru 5-10 fow using jig, plastic and worm or minnow.  Sheep were hitting.   Moved to the west side of the doc's house and drifted south as the wind was NNE thru 4-8 fow.  WOW !   Yellow and white stripers galore.  Fish were hitting with bait, no bait, as the jig was lowered into the water.  Any colored jig, plastic and waxie, minnow or worm all worked.   Finally exhausted from reeling in fish, we came in to relax.   Plus the boat traffic was getting rough by 10:30 am.  A great morning on the water.  IC

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8/7/16 @ 2:15 PM
Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13

All fish matter. How many panfish died today?

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8/7/16 @ 11:29 AM
ChicagoTDP
ChicagoTDP
USER since 8/27/12

Went out this morning early and did some pan fishing only to see a dozen boats throwing for muskie. By the end of a four hour pan fishing excursion I saw one muskie fighting to stay alive floating at the surface that must have been caught and stressed out and is going to end up  Belly Up  Dead .There goes one more 40 inch fish...

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8/6/16 @ 4:57 PM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
USER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

The story of the week is multi species! Our days have been full of white bass, catfish, a few crappies and walleyes and of course the ever so elusive drum. 50+ fish days are very attainable right now and fun to be a part of. Both jigging and trolling are very effective.  Water temps are still in the low 80s and large gamefish such as muskies and big pike are still unfishable due to the high mortality rate with high temps. I feel like our fall bite should be good this year. We have plenty of bait in the system and plenty of fish that will be concentrated around them. Have fun and God Bless

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