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chadx99
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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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wshn2Bfshn
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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...

Mr.Bass
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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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9/25/14 3:00 PM CST
Walleyes still there, gills are in our bellys.

chadx99
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9/24/14 10:40 PM CST
Gill 1774,,,,nice Walleye,,,, Gills look great to....hope there those fish are there for the ice........

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9/24/14 10:03 AM CST
Yes plmlk I was expecting some crappie from some of my proven spots. Actually just done cleaning dozen or so gills and only 4 were 8" rest around 7.5 but fat, not complaining. Oh did I mention I didn't catch any of these walleye like I used to catch in the river like this one.

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9/23/14 6:40 PM CST
You didn't expect ole Tichigan to give up a bunch of Crappie for you after you have been ignoring her for a year did you Gill?

She probably forgot who you were - she hasn't seen you since last summer.

At least you caught some 8 inch Gills - certainly one of my favorite fish to release into the frying pan...

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9/23/14 4:06 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Took the wife out on the river first time this summer/fall. I thought the water was down a foot or so in my usual spots. All we caught were bluegills on crawlers kept plenty for a meal and threw more in. Had a huge northern 35" plus next to the boat but only had small net. It was hanging on to a bluegill but let it go and we came up with the bluegill. Fished all my good old spots with worms, gulp and minnows not a crappie or a sheephead to show for it. Guess I'll have to beg one off my good friend Plmlk, king of the river. Think theres more variety to be had below the dam than above. Still fun time.

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9/23/14 2:26 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Fished 9/22 from 1 till 5 with friend on north end. Great time kept 34 7+ gills and one 10 in crappie between us. Big Smile

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9/20/14 9:13 PM CST
ckemp - The water level on Tichigan proper, and the Fox down river to the Waterford Dam does not change an appreciable amount from season to season. It might go up or down 6 inches but that is about it.

The only time that I can recall a really high water level was in 2008 when we received 8 inches of rain in two days. It also does not usually get too low. Not sure why, but this stretch of river is usually pretty stable.

As for a fishing report, no clue... Have not been fishing on old Tichigan in about a month or so. Now that I live on the Fox River with a little 14 foot tin boat - I don't get out on Tichigan as much as I used to. Still love the lake, just tough to get out when I'm catching fish in my back yard...

Awesome lake though, no two ways about it!

Mr.Bass
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9/20/14 4:57 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Spent the morning last Thursday casting and casting. Fished the river from the marina to Tichigan first; basically skunked. Water clarity in spot on the river was excellent; too clear in fact. Especially bays off the channel.

Worked Tichigan Lake proper and ended up with 4 northerns (only one over 28") and 5 bass. All on spinner baits. Was able to find numerous deep water weeds. Temp was very cool and never saw a skier all morning. Great day.

chadx99
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9/19/14 10:49 PM CST
CKEMP,,,in that area water temp lately between 72,,,75 ,,water clarity,, that can change every day... But what I've seen lately... Happy medium .... The best answer to give ... Good luck.. The rest of year.... If you want the best info on this lake PM PLMIK,,, he knows this lake better then most...

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