Does anyone actively target smallies in the river? If so any tips would be appreciated
Fox River DePere Voyager
Hows the shore fishing at the park been? Looking to take the brother in law out for a couple hours. He hasnt fished in years and looking for a fun/good place to catch some fish. Any species will do. Any info would be great. Thanks in advance
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"No one cares" was posted earlier. It's all fun and games 'till someone gets hurt, would be more accurate. Don't be the someone keeping 28 inch walleyes that you chop into pieces to give to the pregnant neighbor or her breast feeding daughter and kids. Lake Baikal in Russia, Hudson River in New York, and the Fox River in Green Bay and the Fox valley were some of the most polluted fresh water systems in the world. I like to think the lower Bay is turning a corner and kids and grandkids will not have any "advisories" to think about in the future.
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What I find interesting is that people do not apply the same logic to the lower bay or green bay water system in general. In a college study it was simply amazing how penetrated this water system is with PCBs. They lowered the standards on the fish consumption on the Bay to build the fishery.
I would not do it myself but I don’t have a problem at all with folks keeping fish from contaminated waterways. PCB’s and mercury persist in the environment for a very, very long time and just get recycled back into the system when an organism that has accumulated them dies. Harvesting and consuming those fish helps remove those contaminants from the river. Bon appetite and thank you for your efforts in cleaning up the Fox!
Good mix of stuff being caught to bend the pole. White bass, goats, carp, buffalo, smallies, walleye, cats. Twisters/jig is all you need. Sturgeon are up at the dam(spawing, I assume?). Be careful with them.