Fox Lake, Dodge County

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8/23/16 @ 7:31 AM
fishrace57
fishrace57
USER since 7/10/06

You are correct-I have been using Wi. wonderful outdoors for over 50 yrs.People are MUCH less considerate than they used to be.Now it seems the attitude is all about "me,me me" and to hell with everyone else! This is not just outdoors but every where,it seems it is the generational thing.Not saying that all "younger" people are bad.but it does seem that a LARGE portion of them are.Sad commentary on our future!  

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8/23/16 @ 6:28 AM
JethroBodine
JethroBodine
USER since 12/21/01

"Well said. To many people on area lakes are keeping everything they catch. I have been fishing the lakes around Fox for over 45 years. We were taught on what to keep and to respect other fisherman. I just can not believe how people are today, the other day I could have rested my feet on the boat next to us they anchored so close."

I have a 2 year old 150hp deep V that doesn't see a lot of use for the reasons detailed in this thread. Between stereos on wakeboarder boats, waverunners, slob fisherman who pull in right next to you, and dumba$$es who drive by too close and rock your boat like you were on Lake Michigan in 4' swells, fishing on about any area lake you can launch a boat like mine is a lot less fun than it was 20 years ago. (not to mention the dock idiots)

Fish a lot in my canoe and jon boat these days, and enjoy it a lot more than the circus.

Tight lines and R.I.P. sport fishing.




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8/21/16 @ 8:44 PM
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LotusNMo
LotusNMo
USER since 9/21/08

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous
yes last week or two. Nothing to crazy tho bass, pike, few walleye.

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8/21/16 @ 7:49 PM
huskyjerk21
huskyjerk21
USER since 4/10/10

Did the waters and woods episode on fox lake air already?

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8/20/16 @ 11:30 AM
earth2vic
earth2vic
MEMBER since 12/27/04

Anyone else having problems with other boaters traveling fast real close while fishing?

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8/20/16 @ 9:26 AM
slay&fillet
slay&fillet
USER since 12/30/11

LunkerMaster well said, I have tried to explain this to others but cannot seem to get through to them. You have intelligently described the situation on Fox and many lakes. I hope people take the time to read your statement. Good work!

Edited on 8/20/16 9:28 AM
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8/20/16 @ 7:42 AM
beaker66
beaker66
USER since 1/1/16

Well said. To many people on area lakes are keeping everything they catch. I have been fishing the lakes around Fox for over 45 years. We were taught on what to keep and to respect other fisherman. I just can not believe how people are today, the other day I could have rested my feet on the boat next to us they anchored so close.

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8/19/16 @ 11:35 PM
jimdic
jimdic
USER since 4/16/13

I really enjoyed watching Gillespie catching illegal fish and calling them eaters.  The weed growth is great.  Might slow some our "sportsman" down from keeping multiple limits per day and keeping those illegal keepers.  This lake deserves a rest.  It has been overfished for years by idiots just like your hero "slobbo". "They are all eaters"Gillespie.  His dad, who was a great sportsman and broadcaster, must be turning over in his grave to tell his son to "kiss his behind".  This lake can be great again if it is not overfished and you do not keep those short "eaters".  "Rest in peace Earl"

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8/19/16 @ 10:07 AM
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LunkerMaster
LunkerMaster
USER since 1/3/15

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous
Paddled through the government and jug in my kayak yesterday. Really enjoyed the day and pretty scenery. I fished the main lake after in 18 fow and boated a nice pike on a crank. All in all a great day even with 1 fish caught.

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8/17/16 @ 12:49 PM
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LunkerMaster
LunkerMaster
USER since 1/3/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

Just wanted to chime in on the "weed problem" talk. What people seem to not understand is weeds equal fish habitat. Many lakes I know of near me have weed cutters out all summer and weeds have been poisened on these lakes for years. The result? These lakes are trash for fishing now. Fox lake could take the beating it did for years because of excellent fish habitat. It has been over harvested but with excellent fish habitat still here the fish will rebound in a few years. Get rid of the weeds, the pannies this lake is known for will all get eaten by game fish, and a huge imbalance in the ecosystem here will begin. Thats how you destroy a lake. When there is no cover for panfish the game fish will over produce making an unnatural ecosystem. The gamefish will dominate the lake and become stunted due to lack of food! Seen it happen on many lakes near me that weed cut and kill. You will catch one after the other snake northerns and small bass. But panfish are very hard to find. Strong panfish population, average pike and bass size big, equals a healthy lake or waterbody. All the rich folks don't like reversing there motor and enjoy a weed free, fishless, blue swimming pool for a lake. Thats not natural people! And thats how you destroy lakes!

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