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Plmlk
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8/25/15 6:20 PM CST
There is not much public real estate on Tichigan. You can fish at the bridge that you mentioned in your last post, the public launch behind the library in Waterford. Also, Scotty at Riverside Marina may let you fish off of his docks, or at least let you access fishing above the dam via his lot.

Cheers

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8/20/15 5:40 PM CST
Took my granddaughters out but nowhere to fish...private property. Went by the bridge and caught NICE bluegills!! Anywhere to fish on shore???

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8/20/15 5:07 AM CST
Pier jumping, or pier hopping. Plmlk may add to this technique. Definition: the act of fishing under and close to shoreline piers during the fall or spring; pick up one or two panfish, then move on to the next or another pier and repeat the process. The fisherman is counting on finding a school of fish which use the pier as a 'structure' for safety and feeding.

I have great memories over the years of pier hopping all around Tichigan Lake shoreline, working in particular older wooden piers, piers in somewhat deeper water, and under parked pontoon boats. Stay 10 or 15 minutes at one spot; if no bites, move on to the next. Rather than anchoring up/down, an electric motor at slow speeds is a very useful tool.

Good hopping, er hunting! Big Smile

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8/19/15 7:25 PM CST
Thanks for the response plmlk... Could you explain what pier jumping is? Thanks again

Plmlk
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8/17/15 7:17 AM CST
Spring and Fall you can find them in the River in the deeper areas and by pier jumping...

Mid to Later Summer they are suspended in the lake - usually around 15 feet. I have not tried for any Crappies this Summer, but last Summer I did well in the NE Corner of the lake above a deeper weed line vertical jigging with a large fathead.

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8/15/15 5:14 PM CST
Any tips for finding the crappies on this lake? PM me if needed

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8/9/15 9:16 PM CST
Little guy's biggest pike. 37". <'{(|)}><

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8/9/15 7:18 PM CST
Congrats on the fun time out there… that is a neat way to fish them isn't it! I like your plan of keeping that size range as well….. it has been a while since I was out, but I was in an area where good gills were not around (or I wasn't catching em), but tossed back some nice keeper crappies, same method.

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8/9/15 6:26 PM CST
Hit the water today from 2 until 4. Found some really decent panfish action on the river - I never even tried the lake.

Fishing tight to the shoreline continues to be the best way to catch some fish.

I caught nothing but Gills, no LM Bass, no Yellow Bass, no Drum, just Gills.

I wasn't counting them while on the water, but knew I was close to a limit, so I got off the water. When I got home, I counted them and ended up with 20.

They were all nice fish, no sorting necessary, the shortest one was 7 3/4" and the biggest was 9". I throw back anything over 8" and keep the 7 to 8 inchers. I let lots of bigger Bull Gills go today. From my experience, Gills over 8 inches are tough to come by, but the last 2 weeks I've been catching a bunch of 9" Gills.

I used crawler mainly crawler chunks...

Fun way to kill an afternoon.

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8/5/15 6:28 PM CST
Knew the fishing had slowed down considerably on the lake Mr. Bass - surprised to hear it was slow going on the river too.

As for weeds, I know they typically spray Waterford lake but am unsure if they spray Buena...

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8/5/15 4:36 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
First time out with new Smokercraft. Boating great, fishing awful. Two little bass and missed one good sized one. Focused a lot of energy casting in the river--plastics, surface, crawler pieces. Fish just not active. Off by 9 am. Question for any local: Some of the river bays, esp. Buena Vista, have much less weeds. Was there a poisoning or weed cutting recently? Last month I saw divers in Buena Vista and special buoys in and around the weeds.

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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...

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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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