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Plmlk
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7/25/15 10:54 AM CST
I typically target panfish and Walleye. No question the lake has really slowed down.

I found some deeper weed edges on the lake down to 14 feet. I really thought I would find some active fish on the lake, but it was really tough sledding.

I spent close to 3 hours trying different things and places until I found what I was looking for.

Using Minnows / crawlers under a bobber caught exactly 0 fish on the river. Once I found them, the only thing that worked was drop shooting.

They are still there, just takes a bit more effort to find them than it did 1 - month ago...

Cheers

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7/25/15 10:27 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Fish early and deep. Deep water and along breaks. Fishing wasn't that good Friday morning early. It was tough.

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7/24/15 10:59 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: Above 80° F
Thinking this really shut off... We were out today and didn't do well at all. Had caught 3 lmb but probably had 5 or 6 surface hits that didn't go through. Biggest was a 15". No pike, no eyes like we normally ran across. Not sure what's going on but the algae definitely sucks in some spots.

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7/24/15 6:47 PM CST
Started on the lake and tried my favorite 3 spots. Ended up with only two Yellow Bass. Really struggled to get anything going on the lake today.

Tried 3 river spots before I found some active fish. I did really well on drop shots and double hooks tipped with crawler chunks - even had 3 doubles.

Kind of funny, two 8" Gills put up a better fight than you would think. Most of the Gills were just shy of 8, with 4 that went just a tad better than 9 inches - I let the bigger ones go, and kept the smaller guys for a fish fry.

Also caught 4 LM.

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7/20/15 6:33 PM CST
Made it out both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we managed to get off 35 minutes before the big storm and tornado sirens. The wind was blowing around 50, really glad we made it off in time. Lots of folks were still out when we left.

At any rate, the lake was an absolute zoo, and the river was too. Ended up with a Gar and 7 or 8 Gills. The biggest Gill went 8 inches, the rest were 7 1/2".

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7/19/15 12:43 PM CST
Launch by the library at the free launch and its about 3 miles to the lake. Follow the buoys which are in the main river, avoid any of the bays which go sideways off the river they are shallow. Shouldn't have any problem long as you stay in the river as its deeper. Any more questions msg. me. Good luck fishing out there. The river is good fishing also sometimes better than the lake.

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7/19/15 12:10 PM CST
Can anyone help with directions to launching/navigation of the river? I've never fished Tichigan so I'm unsure of how to navigate the river to get to the lake. I have a 16 ft lund with a 40hp tiller. Is water depth safe?

Thanks for any help.

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7/17/15 1:04 AM CST
Would have been nice to meet ya!

Yea, I had to really paddle to get back before dark, always need to get that one last cast in (Not all that smart). There's a spot up there I like to hit... just need to learn more than the one.

I didn't find as many gills randomly as in the past..... but it was a lot of fun.

Talked to a couple of the bass boat guys/teams... most didn't do too well, and I think with the kayak they were pretty honest, a guy in a little kayak excusing himself for coming by isn't much of a threat.

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7/16/15 7:03 PM CST
Cycleguy, my buddy and I launched at the same time as you at the public launch. I should have guessed that was you, as your kayak appeared to be pretty well set-up! If I would have known I would have introduced myself. When we left you were pretty far north, just a few ticks South of the lake.

At any rate, made it out with my buddy and found better action on the river than the lake.

Caught a 2 legal LM Bass, a number of short Bass, a half dozen Gills, 4 Yellow Bass, a really small Eye, and a couple small kitties.

Also, I agree CG, there were some really nice fishing rigs out there.

My buddy is camera shy so I couldn't post all the pics... lol

cycleguy
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7/15/15 10:07 PM CST
Had fun in the river tonight…. crappies, few gills, a bullhead, catfish, and two small large mouth. Was glad to be well off to the side when the bass tourney guys went through. Man there were some nice boats out there.

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7/15/15 7:21 PM CST
Just have to know wher to be and when. I've made it up and beyond big bend's park there where they did the tractor pulls. By quite a distance. Only turned around due to time frame I had.

In a 16 foot tracker "v"

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7/15/15 3:15 PM CST
Finally heading out the door for a few hours of paddling above the dam in Waterford. Guessing I won't make it near the lake, hopefully due to being busy unhooking and releasing fish on the way there.

I'll be in the green Ocean Kayak, pitching little plastics along shore if any of you regulars happen by.

rages05
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7/13/15 4:32 PM CST
Thanks Mr.bass I have fished couple times north off bridge never caught anything and have tryed the bridge never caught anything i have small jon boat so i dont go thay fat into lake ...thanks for info..

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7/13/15 4:25 PM CST
North of the Iron Bridge Launch!? I have never ventured north of the bridge, toward Big Bend. I have heard it is very shallow in spots, a real adventure, and there is really good fishing in spots on the river within a golf course near Big Bend. If you try it, please report on your trip.

Now a friend says there is, at times, good fishing south of the iron bridge, in the river before you hit the channel opening and Tichigan marsh.

The only spot I have fished more than once is under and around the bridge itself--white bass, catfish, and an occasional walleye. I found that area better in higher water.

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7/13/15 11:53 AM CST
Is there good bass fishing north of north boat launch in river

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