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prov
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FISHING REPORT
4/20/14 4:21 AM CST
Hit pistakee and some channels yesterday with a friend Gregg,tons of crappie and bluegill and whitebass.Caught 4 nice largemouth in dunns lake channel-water temp ended around 59 so they are getting ready to spawn.Im sure it will get cold again as usual and they will pull back.

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vexilarman
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FISHING REPORT
4/19/14 2:53 PM CST
Males seem to be in spawn mode. Milky fish. Couple 15's. And a healthy female.....so far

wallidave
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4/13/14 2:17 PM CST
WOW, what fish handling skills they have....slam those already stressed fish into shallow water several at a time...only in Illinois Sweating

pavlenko
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4/13/14 10:12 AM CST
mufugger, where is a good spot for walleye on chain? How you caugth that fish there? I saw boats up WI on fox river, hunting walleye. Thanks

mufugger
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FISHING REPORT
4/12/14 9:20 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
All the ice is gone on the southern lakes, and most launches should be open now. As for a report, we started the day fishing for walleye and got 3. Pretty slow there, but it was really windy, and tons of slimey crap on your jig immediately after pitching it out. Moved into channels and fished for crappie and ended up with a bunch with occasional bass mixed in. Water temp in the channels is low 50's, main lakes are around 47..

chaw
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4/12/14 8:47 PM CST
Thanks Mu

AChotrod
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4/12/14 11:01 AM CST
Is the ice all gone on the chain? If so where can I launch from?

mufugger
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4/11/14 9:15 PM CST
It does appear that a ton of shad have died. I did see plenty swimming around in a channel today still though.

chaw
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4/11/14 9:13 PM CST
Mangler,

Illinois is not known for fly fishing but that doesn't mean you won't be successful. Many guys go to the local small ponds and do well. Scout around a bit and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities.

Any signs of a shad die off on the chain?

prov
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4/11/14 4:06 PM CST
Hit the chain again today while launching my boat who do I see for the 2nd day in a row dnr releasing eyes back into the chain.They said all taken out will be released back I seen 17 go back today and many more coming he said. Any way water temp around 53 in channels me and a buddy steve caught around 40 crappie and 20-30 bass starting to heat up.

prov
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4/10/14 7:38 PM CST
Just to show every one that their are a ton of big eyes in the chain.Dnr is getting around a 100 a day of males and females. When the video starts pause it and let it load so its not so slow to watch Enjoy

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prov
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4/10/14 7:33 PM CST
Trying to put some video of what I seen today.Walleye taken out of the chain and sending to lasalle to get the eggs out and then return them.50 males and around 45 female in one day.

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top_water_fisher
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FISHING REPORT
4/8/14 9:34 PM CST
Got out today at 5pm till 730ish worked the back channels behind cj smiths bait shop. Have nothing to show for it but it was nice to just float in the kayak. Water is low. Plan on getting back out thursday with how the weather looks Good luck TWF

browntrout308
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4/7/14 4:14 PM CST
eyelooking your in business when it comes to cats on the Chain. The cats should be starting up now, night time should be hot in the Summer, I remember one year we were pounding them in April In the river in 3 foot of water, someone said they were spawning.

Crappie should be getting hot after a few more sunny day's. Shallow back water.

Eyelooking look at a few profile's and you will see, Send PM, that's for private messages, you should set that up, that's good for one on one talk that you don't want to post publicly.

Another week and things should start to take off, getting the boat ready very soooooooon...

RB

Mangler
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4/7/14 4:00 PM CST
I'm new to fishing and I'm trying to gear up for fly fishing. Can anyone here tell me if the Fox Chain is good for fly fishing? What types of fish should I target there? I've already heard Illinois is not well known for fly fishing and that I should probably look at Wisconsin. Any ideas for a good place to fly fish close to the Illinois border? If you can help I thank you.

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