Fox Chain, Lake County

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5/27/16 @ 8:48 PM
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sarty8904
sarty8904
USER since 3/20/16

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Nice day on the fox river chain area 5 pound plus large mouth. caught one pike around 18" 4 other Bass. Not the best day but think the storm the night before slowed things down.

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5/25/16 @ 8:56 AM
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Seaweedd4
Seaweedd4
USER since 6/17/14

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Great day on Chain yesterday. Fished Musky with no luck early. Went to Channel then Marie. Used jig and crawler, got 3 walleye 14-18inches, smallmouth, catfish, stripers, drum ended up with about 40 fish. All released. Blade bait worked for stripers and drum. Hot and sunny but a decent breeze. Had to anchor in place as I was only in a aluminum boat from Barnacle Bob's with no trolling motor and the drift was too fast. On at 8 off by 2pm and back in the City for dinner. Need more days like that!

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5/23/16 @ 10:37 AM
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Capt'n Patrick
Capt'n Patrick
USER since 6/8/14

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

May 22 2016:


Fished the Fox Lake Fishing Tournament on Sunday.  Thank You Paul and all involved in hosting this unique and fun tournament.


Fishing was Spectacular !!  The bite on the Chain is in full swing.

White Bass are not finished spawning and are running. 14 fish 11-to 13 in. average size.  Hammered them on the troll. 

4, small Muskie largest at 30 in. bonus catches.

1, 18 1/4 in. slot Walleye released. Lost a nice 17 in. slot at the boat.

1, 12.8 lb. Flathead and 1, 2.2 lb Channel Cat.

We were prepared to fish multiple presentations, but, the troll was so productive we never changed.

Everything hit on the troll.


Good Luck Capt'n Patrick

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5/22/16 @ 6:27 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

Fishing was very good for the most part this week. Lots of walleyes on jig and crawlers and flicker shads. Muskies had some activity this week and a decent number were caught on glide baits and twitch baits. Bluegills are in the shallows and being caught on most offerings. LM bass are still in shallows. White bass are scattered but once you find them, you can get some numbers. This week should be good with warmer, stable weather. 

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5/20/16 @ 4:04 PM
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MHERRON2213
MHERRON2213
USER since 3/15/13

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

Hi everyone:

I need a fishing guide for the Chain o Lakes.  I have never fished there but want to.  I have contacted a couple of guides but they are busy.  If you are a guide for the Chain o Lakes and are available any day next week 5-23 thru 5-28 – give me a call at 847.207.9118

Thanks


Mike Herron

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5/19/16 @ 10:26 PM
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jpolasek52
jpolasek52
USER since 11/15/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Report from Tuesday 5/17

I went out with Chris T. from T-Bone guide service. We headed south and found a mix bag of walleyes, drum, white bass, and catfish. Most fish were caught on a jig and crawler in current. We did catch a few fish trolling #5 flicker shads. Chris is a great full service guide and finds the fish very quickly. He will change the way you think about and fish the Chain for the better. I hope to head out this weekend and put my kids on some fish.

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5/15/16 @ 8:35 AM
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Foxlakefishing.com
Foxlakefishing.com
USER since 3/18/10

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

pre fishing for the Fox Lake Fishing Tournament next weekend, nailed the walleyes under grasslake bridge  with a split shot and a minnow bouncing of the bottom ..  hopfuly thay are there next Sunday for the Tournament 

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5/14/16 @ 11:21 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fishing was pretty good this week. Stable weather brought up the water temps, which is exactly what we needed for good fishing. Walleyes were good on jig and crawlers and flicker shads. Panfish were good on small plastics in back bays, bass are in shallows bedding, muskies were moving well in shallows on slow moving baits. The better the weather the better the fishing. 

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5/13/16 @ 6:47 PM
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Sgt202
Sgt202
USER since 5/22/09

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Fished today with Jeff from 7am-3pm.  Found a bunch of nice gills shallow in Marie.  Caught fish under floats in a foot of water with waxies on a plain hook or a Ratso normally used for ice fishing with a waxworm.  Water temp ran from 58 to 63 where we were fishing.  We picked up some spawning white bass on the south end of channel lake in 6-9 ft of water. 

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5/13/16 @ 3:30 PM
Crappie Pro 1
Crappie Pro 1
USER since 8/12/08

Looking to get out for the first time this year not sure where to launch or even start to fish, any help would be great appreciated.

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5/12/16 @ 8:13 AM
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SGTScar0311
SGTScar0311
USER since 9/23/15

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent

Cat Man you can't go wrong with Chris. He is a wealth of Fox Chain knowledge.

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5/12/16 @ 4:41 AM
Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

Cat man, pm sent. Also feel free to call me at any time. 630-330-9090 thanks!

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5/8/16 @ 6:33 PM
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Cat Man J.J.
Cat Man J.J.
USER since 5/9/03

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fished the upper two lakes for the first time this weekend and got my butt kicked.

We fished fri. and sat. afternoon for panfish mostly and ended up with 2gills, 1catfish, 4drum.

I'm going to be fishing here a lot in the future and have a lot to learn.

JJ

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5/8/16 @ 5:42 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

This week the fishing certainly picked up. The warmer temps helped and we are on our way to a post spawn bite on walleyes and muskies. Shallows are productive and holding most fish. The panfish are also inhabiting the shallows and in spawning colors. Work baits slow and methodical on all species right now and you should do well. 

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5/6/16 @ 1:13 PM
Capt'n Patrick
Capt'n Patrick
USER since 6/8/14

5/5/2016

Fished North Lakes and experienced the Shad schools as well.  Interesting they were swimming in a circular pattern that resembled whirlpools !!  Wherever the Shad were the Pannies were not.

Dropped down to Mid-Lakes region and found the Pannies.  Bite was a relaxing steady.  Got a mix of Bluegill, Crappie and to my surprise large Perch. I have heard they are on the rise on the Chain.  My first experience seeing it for myself.  Kept 10 for fish fry released the rest.  Size on all fish up from last year.

Used 1/60 oz. Jr Triangle tipped with waxie.  Bluegill hit on sit.  Crappie and Perch hit on slow steady retrieve.  Switched to Nano line tipped with flouro leader for bobber fishing.  Wow !!! what a difference.  Nano line floats making it effortless to pick up slack before hook set.  Increases hook up percentage dramatically.

Good Luck  Capt'n Patrick



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