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jaybeeturtle
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11/28/14 8:10 PM CST
Took the drill out from my job site on the north end. 4 1/2 inches by shore and down to 2 inches towards the middle, probably an inch in the river channel. Warm temps this weekend so be very careful and spud your way out if u go

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11/27/14 9:19 AM CST
Were on day 2 of being ice over. Can't be much more than an inch. Marsh and river downstream has been froze for close to two weeks now. I would not trust any of the ice with the up and down weather. Warmer temps next week I hear. Hopefully the ice holds on. I scratched the itch last weekend up north during the pumpkin pants hunt. Itch is flaring up again Big Smile

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11/27/14 8:47 AM CST
Im building an addition on a house on upper Tich. The lake is iced over. I will check out the ice thickness tomorrow and post it in the evening

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11/27/14 8:30 AM CST
What is going on Fowler? Old Tich freeze over yet?

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11/8/14 7:23 PM CST
With tempatures we got going on next week.....damm we might Be ice fishing same week as gun hunting.....did last year up north....???????? did them both shot deer opening morning,,, nice northern next day......

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11/4/14 9:10 AM CST
Tried every area I knew for bass and northerns, but 2014 October was nowhere near as good as '13. Did manage a great summer and early fall--large northerns in the big lake, and plenty of bass in the river. Water clarity in the river and quickly disappearing weeds helped make October fishing really tough. Boat retired for the year. Safe ice to all.

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10/26/14 7:17 PM CST
I put my time in today...

Threw everything I had at em'

I wasn't having much luck, so I tried some late fall patterns and fished in 30 to 40 feet of water with shiners.

Awesome day on the water, but fishing was tough. I ended the day with 2 LM Bass, and 4 Yellow Bass.

Lost another nice something or other today. Whatever it was hit a large shiner in 35 feet of water. Had em' on for 2 or 3 minutes then he got off, no clue why. Reeled in an empty hook.

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10/26/14 10:34 AM CST
Forgot to mention this...

I have been in contact with the DNR regarding the low water levels on the Fox River after the dam in Waterford. If you want more info on that click on the Fox River thread.

At any rate, here is a portion of the email that relates to stocking on the Fox River off of Bridge Street. As most of you know, this part of the river connects to Tichigan proper so it is great news if you like Walleye fishing. They stocked some Smallies too! Here is a portion of the email.

"Maintaining and enhancing the fisheries resources of the Fox River is a high priority of mine and I hope to keep folks like you interested in the resource and draw even more anglers to the river for some great fishing. In the past few months, we have stocked the Fox River with a total of 45,000 small fingerling walleyes (split between Bridge Drive and below the Waterford Dam), 626 large fingerling walleyes (private stocking in the Rochester impoundment), 2,000 large fingerling walleyes (near Silver Lake), 200 large fingerling northern pike (Waterford impoundment), and 700 large fingerling smallmouth bass (private stocking at Bridge Drive). It is my hope that these stockings and additional projects in the future will provide great fishing opportunities for years to come on the Fox River."

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10/26/14 10:14 AM CST
Tichigan threw me a curve ball yesterday. Fished from 1 to 5:30 and could only find LM Bass. I found plenty of fish on the finder near deeper breaks in 15 to 25 feet of water, but couldn't catch any pannies.

I lost two somethings that I never got a chance to see. Not sure why they got off, they didn't bite the line. Had them both on for a minute or so, then nothing...

I fish Tichigan and the Fox quite a bit, and after a while you get good at guessing what is on the other end. Pannies go off to the side, LM Bass shake their heads and head toward the surface, Kitties don't like to move and hug the bottom, and eyes swim back and forth in no real pattern and try to stay deep. Based on the minute or so that I had them on, I'm guessing that they were both Walleyes (yeah I know, wishful thinking maybe) Really wish I would of had a chance to get a peek at one of them. I'm looking forward to the day when I can post a pic. of a Walleye bigger than Gill 1774 did. It is tough to compete with Gill as he is retired and has more time to hone in his skills. We'll keep at it...

Water is around 54 degrees on both the River and the Lake.

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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!

[This post was last edited on 10/20/14 at 6:00 PM]
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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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