Well Capt. Claus optimistic fishermen catch more fish. Docks in at Fox Point?
Fox River DePere Voyager
MOON PHASE (24%)
Well I spent the entire day on the Fox yesterday with 2 trips. The bite remains tough right now. I still was able to locate some schools of fish on the Side imaging but also it seemed like more fish were spread out.
We spent time jigging and some casting cranks at the dam.
The morning hours provided some action, I believer we boated 5 Walleye and 2 Whitefish and lost a couple hook ups and also had several short hits.
The PM proved to be like a dead sea. LOL We boated 2 Walleye lost 1 and had literally not much as far as bites.
Maybe it is my optimistic nature but I do feel like the action will pick up again more as the water continues to clear up.
I just home Mother Nature does not decide we are done with the boat.... LOL Water temps yesterday were around 39 Deg.
Growing up on the river and fishing it all my life (40 years) I have caught almost every trout and salmon species Lake Michigan has to offer. Very low numbers. We use to get a lot of big kings 15-20 years ago when they stocked it more. Did get a huge laker musky trolling a few years ago that was epic.
I fished Voyager every day in sept.- oct. and am aware of 3 browns caught but no kings.
We see them occasionally and maybe some incidental catches have occurred but I’ve seen more people target Musky (2 or 3).
The Walleye bite was great from 9/23-10/16 when I personally landed 466 of them mostly at night.
Lost at least 100 fish in the first 2-10 seconds of the fight.
Could barely get 10 the last 2 wks. in oct.
I believe the bite has improved slightly but nothing close to the peak of a 70 fish night.
Water has cleared up nicely and saw one caught while on a walk today.
So I was here 2 weeks ago my first time. I caught a few eyes in the 18-20 inch range. I was just curious about the trout and salmon that come up here. I did see 2 different kings that surfaced right in front of me and it got me curious. Can someone give me their opinion on this? Are they worth fishing for here??
MOON PHASE (5%)
Skippy don't beat yourself up too bad ... Fishing became a little tougher this week with that rain that washed through the system.
The flow rate increased and the water became dirty where the last few weeks were slowly clearing. That has made the getting bit part of fishing this week tougher.
Yesterday we managed 2 in the boat lost a couple and not for a lack of finding fish.. I watch my side imaging and there were plenty of fish around along the areas we were fishing but they just were either having a hard time keying in on the boats or just waiting for things to stabilize a bit.
Through last Saturday boating 20-30 fish a trip was not too difficult a task with most of the presentation I have been using, but the changes this week slowed that a bunch. Hopefully Mother Nature will allow us to keep fishing the next few weeks as once this water clears up a bit again it should be game on until the bitter end. :-) FYI the picture was from Saturday. :-)