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5/1/15 6:08 AM CST
40ac, the Walleye and LM Bass that I caught were while I was fishing for Blue Gills with small crawler chunks. Gamefishing on the Fox River above the Dam in Waterford does not open until tomorrow, so I certainly wouldn't target them on your trip this evening.

Catfishing will be better on the river than the lake - no question on that. For me shoreline transition areas are a good spot. Gravel to muck, rock to grass or wood, all seem to be good. Add in a couple of feet of depth and you have a winner. Close to shore is better, not the middle of the river. I've always done well just North of the Waterford public launch (by the library) on the West side of the river. This is one of the deeper spots on the river and hits up to 7 feet, and I've yet to see someone fish this area other than me. There are also some nice shoreline transitions there too. Kind of funny, people launch their boat and drive right by some of the best fishing on the river and don't even know it. Also, there is a really nice brown house not more than 20 yards north of the public launch and 3 years ago the homeowner improved his frontage with lots of rocks. The Cats and Bass hang out here quite a bit, and again, no one ever fishes it.

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5/1/15 5:38 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F
Morning,

Yes, I too posted as a question. I have fished Tichigan many times through the ice. I have done very well every time actually. I was always fishing the north end of the lake. I will be taking my 12 year old son and his friend out late tonight. Were launching at the DNR launch on the river. I'm looking for any advise where we can idle in and start fishing for walleye and or bass. Shallows are key? anywhere? Not keeping anything, just looking to have the kid hook up. We have to off the lake by 7AM Saturday morning as the wife has to work and I have to be home in time to watch my younger son. Hoping Someone might give me a pointer as to something to try. Was thinking about working the area around the north end with some jerk baits for walleyes. Not sure any help would be great, wouldn't mind trying some minnows for crappie as well. I have every bobber there is for pan fishing. I prefer the plastic stick corks as they cast like a dream and are so sensitive. especially if you know how to work them and know when i's a bite or weed. Any advise and cat fish would be good as well as if all else fails will fish cats.

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4/30/15 7:58 PM CST
I was fishing for Pannies this evening and caught 7" Gills, short LM Bass, and a Walleye.

Everything is still swimming. The fish are shallow and tight to shore.

The water on the river is 58, and 53 on the Lake.

If your fishing the Lake, shallow, calm water is where you will likely find them. I Didn't even get a bite on some of my favorite lake spots that were in deeper water.

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4/26/15 6:47 AM CST
Wasn't sure if Tichigan would be worth any effort this weekend with the recent cold snap and drop in water temps so I stuck to the river below the Rochester Dam.

Looks like a warm-up is on the way - 74*F by next Saturday.

After a couple of days of strong sun and mild temps, the pannies should be stacked up in two feet of water in the shallow bays.

Make sure you bring your rocket bobber, when the fish are in that shallow you have to cast quite a ways, as if you get anywhere near them they spook.

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4/21/15 6:38 PM CST
Awesome! The rule holds true. The best way to befriend fisherman and hunters is always beer and food!

Chad

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4/21/15 6:33 PM CST
Charlie Murphy???

Brats and Beer, heck, you just a got a reserved seat in Plums fishing machine Glastron!

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4/21/15 6:23 PM CST
Whos cooking brats? I'll get my rocket bobber and head over there. Could probablly cast to the island.

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4/21/15 6:11 PM CST
The fridge in the basement is always stocked and ready to go. If I keep getting tips from PLMLK I'll keep a tapped keg out on the pier!

If you head south out of the lake I'm in the first decent size bay on the east side of the river. Not sure you'd call it a bay, maybe more of a wide spot in the river, off of E River Bay Dr.right around the corner from Blue Herron Point. There's an island on the other side of the river from us. I've got the ugly little brown house set back from the water with really great landscaping and a patio right on the water. Looking forward to meeting you guys!

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4/21/15 6:03 PM CST
You are funny Fowler!

If your fishing the lake now, shallow bays are key. The river is holding some fish too. For me, I typically favor the river until the lake hits 60*F or so. This past Sunday the lake was 55*F or so, and it will only get cooler this week. It will likely be 50*F or less by the weekend. As I said earlier, lots of folks are hitting the Crappies / Gills in the shallow bays off of Tichigan proper.

Booch- Fowler and I will stop by for a beer sometime. Which bay, over by Indian Lane? If your handing out Bratwursts you might even get Gill 1774 to visit. hehe

OFishal- Where have you been? Have not heard from you in a spell. Welcome back!

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4/21/15 11:49 AM CST
Thank you for the input Fowler. See you on the water. TAD-POLE Big Smile

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4/21/15 9:51 AM CST
Better stock up the Frige Booch! Your on Plmlks radar now. haha

Tad pole.....couple launches to choose from. DNR launch in Tichigan on the fox river (Bridge Dr) and the two launches in village of Waterford on the fox river. Limited parking at the Village launches. No public launches on the lake itself.

Btw...Dropped in the hunting rig over the weekend at the DNR launch. Dock is in and smooth sailing thru the muck zone at the marsh opening. Water is still up a bit.

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4/21/15 9:16 AM CST
Where is a good place to launch on Tichigan coming from south 27th street greenfield wis. tad-pole. Smile

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4/21/15 9:09 AM CST
Thank you Fowler. That's exactly what I found. I guess I've been wrong all these years when I said it was illegal. I'd still rather not have glass on the boat but I can't say it's illegal....lol. I guess from now on I have to hustle when I go through the entrance to the river, I won't feel like a putz getting in the way anymore.

Thanks for the input guys. Hope to see you out there. I live on the first bay south of the lake on the east side of the river. Small brown house with older blue/green lund on a lift. If your ever going by and see me in the yard stop by for a cold beer break!

Thanks again.

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4/21/15 8:57 AM CST
Ofishal is absolutely correct on the lake inlet wake zone and glass containers being a local waterway ordinance.

As far as the glass ordinance; I was bound and determined to find something. After further review, I see no written law within the local ordinances for glass containers on Town of Waterford waterways. Town of Norway Waterways (Wind Lake, Waubeesee, Long Lake) prohibits glass use on those designated waters. I remember that from the past when i housed a permanent ice shanty and no glass was allowed for windows.

And yes, i did click on the "No" this not a fishing report Smile

Have not wet a line yet but soon to change when the opener comes around May 2.

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4/21/15 8:33 AM CST
Thank you for the info. I appreciate the information.

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