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Plmlk
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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!

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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.

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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...

ckemp
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9/19/14 9:09 PM CST
Anyone have recent water temp? water clarity? how's the water level north by the public launch

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9/13/14 7:02 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Was out today,,,, 4:30 am till 9:00. Am,,,, North end....4 fish,,,,,3 northern,,, one one 26, one 31 one 22"""""one small bass....

[This post was last edited on 9/14/14 at 8:33 PM]
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9/9/14 3:10 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Fished 9/8 from 2 till 5:30 mainly east half of lake along shore. Caught 15 gills 7in or bigger between the two of us and smaller ones to keep us interested. Mostly close to docks and boats. Not great but an improvement. Can hardly wait for hard water! Smile

Gill 1774
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9/4/14 6:34 PM CST
Great fish Mr Bass and really pretty. Odd how green it was but nice markings.

Plmlk
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9/4/14 5:28 PM CST
Wow Mr.B, that is a really pretty fish, really awesome that it is still swimming.

I've been fishing Tichigan for around 14 years or so, and I've never caught a Smallie on Tichigan proper. I've caught a few smaller guys on the river here and there, but not anything near the size of the fish that you caught.

Good stuff, thanks for posting a pic!

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9/4/14 2:02 PM CST
NIce! Tigers like that remind me of why smallmouth are my favorite fish!

Mr.Bass
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9/4/14 1:33 PM CST
Got it. Simple when you know what to do.

Photo of Mr. Smallie attached. Used a Rebel Magnum Pop-R (bigger and heavier than regular Pop-R).

Robbollio
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9/4/14 10:32 AM CST
Try to email yourself the pic. Just use your email address in a text instead of a phone number. I use to do it all the time.

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9/4/14 2:02 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Starting in the river yesterday, fishing was particularly poor considering it was dawn and very calm. Only a few small bass. Some river areas really choked with weeds. By 7:30 am I ended up in the lake proper. Started along NE shore working poppers. On the second cast under an old pier, water exploded. One of the best fights all season. Used a landing net for this one. Shocked at what was in the net....a 20" small-mouth bass. It had the much smaller mouth and vertical side stripes, but the color was different. At first I thought it was a hybrid. I would estimate its weight between 4 and 5 # . Ended up with 6 more largemouth.

After 50 years on Tichigan, this was my first smallmouth on the big lake and a big one at that. Took a telephone photo at the marina; so did marina owner Scott. Released at the marina to prowl again.

Now how does one transfer an old cell phone image to a computer? Smile

chadx99
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9/1/14 3:16 PM CST
Gill to COOL!!!,,,

Have a great,, Labor Day ,,,, fellow linkers..... Smile

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Plmlk
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9/1/14 9:06 AM CST
Too funny Gill...

Thanks for the chuckle!

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8/31/14 9:18 PM CST
And trust me Plmlks not good with either of those things so give him space.

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