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Plmlk
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10/20/14 5:42 PM CST
I was BM, I was out on Tichigan marsh duck hunting all morning, and fishing the lake all afternoon - pretty much a perfect day!

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10/20/14 6:54 AM CST
Pimik arent you supposed to be duck hunting? Wondering

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10/19/14 9:06 PM CST
Good stuff with the Smallie ORC! Mr. Bass caught a dandy a few weeks back too.

I usually only catch a couple per year, and they are usually under 14 inches, and always in the Fall.

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10/19/14 9:03 PM CST
Haven't posted a report in a while, but have had another great year on Tichigan. Fished yesterday morning and this morning. Yesterday was brutal, rain, wind, cold - but I caught my first two smallmouth bass in the river, much farther up river than the other smallmouth I've heard about. The one in the pic was 17", the other was 15". Also caught some LM bass and a small pike.

Nothing in the river today. Took a while to find anything on the lake, ended up with this 31" pike and 3 LM bass. All fish are still swimming.

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10/19/14 8:33 PM CST
A few more...

Forgot to mention, the wind was absolutely brutal today. I was drifting the South side and really took a beating.

Edit: Water temp on the river was 48. 52 in Waterford Lake, and 54 on Tichigan proper.

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10/19/14 8:31 PM CST
Went out duck hunting this morning with Fowler2 and noticed a few Bass Boats, must of been a tourney...

Decided to wait until later. At 12 I put the DVR on the Packer Game and headed out.

Pretty discouraging at first. Spent 3 hours trying everything and everywhere I could think of. No luck on the River (tried 4 different spots), no luck on Waterford Lake, no luck in the shallows on the lake, no luck at the piers on the lake, finally found some active fish in 14 feet of water on the South side of the Lake. Absolutely hammered em' once I found them - took a bit to find them though.

Funny thing, I anchored in the middle of the action, and only caught a few. Started drifting over them, and several times had a fish on all 3 poles. I must have taken 6 "last drifts" - really had a hard time packing her in tonight. Didn't get in until 6:45 and had to clean 25 fish.

For the most part the Yellow Bass were on a tear, I did manage 2 Perch, and 3 LM Bass.

I was thinking about putting the boat in for the year, but today erased any chance of that happening. We'll be at next weekend!

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10/11/14 10:43 PM CST
DUCK HUNTING!!! Then the best sport of all ICE FISHING,,,,, And dog sledding... Cold sports...IT seems the fishing post slowing down,,,,,means only one thing,,,,,ICE COMMING.....okey I might be jumping the gun,,,,lol WALLEYE,,,,,you might get them here..... Me MISSISSIPPI RIVER,,,, Smile Smile Smile

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9/30/14 6:32 PM CST
Funny CG, I went out for lunch yesterday and it was 80 degrees, bright sunshine, and a light wind - pretty much perfect out. Thought I would go out after work given the nice weather.

Walked outside after work (I work by the big pond) and couldn't believe it. 20 mph North Wind, drizzling, and 57 degrees. Decided to stay home instead - enjoyed your post though...

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9/30/14 8:52 AM CST
Put the kayak in around 2pm yesterday by the dam and worked my way up river. Had intended on going "most" of the the way up towards the lake. Made it about a third? of the way, and the weather changed. Dropped like ten - fifteen degrees, and the wind kicked up enough going north became a lot less appealing.

Fishing... caught gills, white bass, yellow, crappies, and a 18" large mouth (that was surprising and fun). All on small little jig and a 1" gulp minnow. In the kayak you sort of pick a bait and still with it. A few nice sized gills mixed in, and seemed to catch something almost anywhere I tried. I'm finding in the kayak, even catching small gills and such is fun. There's something about being close to the water, dealing with a small current and the paddling, just catching is fun and makes it all enjoyable.

Didn't see anyone else fishing.... few boats out cruising around. Suer would be nice fishing the top half of the river area below the lake without quite so much effort to get there. I get half way, already a little tired, sore rear end, and know I have the return trip ahead of me.

Next time I'll wear the breathable waders... you can tell fall is upon us. Lot of ducks moving, as well as a big flock of buzzards? or whatever they are. Was just glad they didn't start circling me.

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9/28/14 7:38 PM CST
PLMIK,,,your right about Gill... he Pm me ,,, about the ice . In his own words he basically would rather watch grass grow, then icefish,,lol... THATS COOL,,, I do have to say your fish in post below,,,NICE!!!

PLMIK,, will get his butt out there...

Smile

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9/27/14 10:55 PM CST
Nice Gills,Plmlk....its been pretty slow for me,although I caught 3 nice perch while I was fishing for gills on wed.in about 6 ft on nightcrawler halfs...they would suck it down real slow..real light bite

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9/27/14 6:39 PM CST
Also caught a few Walleye, Yellow Bass, and LM Bass....

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9/27/14 6:39 PM CST
I've been fishing the Fox quite a bit lately - had to get the big boat ready for winter, so I stabilized the fuel, and took her out on Tichigan. Holy cow, after driving the duck skiff with the 9.9 around for the past month, the Glastron and the Etec felt like I was driving a Cadillac.

Hit 4 spots with nothing to show for it, not even a bite. Tried in less than 5 feet, then around 15 feet, then 20+, and still nothing. Tried some river spots and Waterford Lake - finally found what I was looking for. Super active big pannies.

Best day I've had on Tichigan in quite some time. The Gills I caught were the biggest that I've come across this year on Tichigan. The biggest one went 9 1/4", and the smallest one went 7 1/2", with the majority being just a tad over 8".

I was catching the bigger pannies on fatheads, on the 8 inchers on crawler halfs.

The pannies were not in open water like I thought they would be. They were tight to piers, fallen timber, and rock / weed edges. If you don't start catching within a minute or two, move on, they are not there. Once you find them, you'll think your bobber has a hole in it...

I was going to put the boat away, but don't think I can after today - had way toooo much fun - may have to give her heck tomorrow...

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9/27/14 6:38 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Fished from sunrise until 9:30 am. Despite a fishing contest, river was pretty peaceful for a Saturday. Several large fish kept me in the river. Second cast was a 19" largemouth. Ended up with 6 more but only one of these was over 14". Had a really nice fight from a northern, measured in at 35". But again, it is the story of the one that got away. Fishing in an out-of-the way area I had not gone to before, a huge boil and my buzz bait disappeared in the turmoil. A miss. The northern chased the bait right to the boat, where it missed it. I got a great view of the biggest northern I have seen in quite some time. At least in the upper 30s. I guess this is why we keep coming back for more.

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9/25/14 7:46 PM CST
You can't get Gill out on the ice Chad, I've been trying for years...

Even offered to cook him a brat, give him a beer, drill his hole, and rig his tip-up. There is little hope...

Maybe if we all gang up on him...

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