Thanks Capt Claus...
Fox River DePere Voyager
Jigging wise it has been more along the channel edge but the slowing current and clearing water has had the shallower bite picking up a little.
Slowing current will have the fish roaming around more looking for food instead of laying there waiting for the river to bring the food to them.
Hope that helps.
MOON PHASE (61%)
Hello LL'ers, sorry it's been a while since I posted any reports I just flat out have been swamped between fishing and some Engineering work and Ice season prep work and some yard/house work and a little vacation with Mrs. FinFanatic... LOL
My fishing has been very focused on the Fox the last 3-4 weeks. This late summer early fall rain had the fishing all sorts of messed up. But conditions have stabilized into fall patterns now at least on the river.
The high/dirty water had made conditions down river more difficult to get solid bites. Now the last week or so the heavy movement of Shad up river has also changed the game a bit.
Casting cranks at the Dam working pockets in the current breaks and seams has been fair to good depending on the water levels fluctuations with the winds. The last several days the current has stabilized more and the water clarity has improved which is evident as the jigging bite has also improved.
We should see an improvement in the jig bite as the Shad move out after spawning and as long as we don't get any more heavy Fall rains. :-)
My tip for the fall fishing on the river... Don't go buy minnows..... get out your plastics bulky is better. Ringworms, 5" Grub tails, Paddle tails, and Moxies all will outperform live bait most days especially in the fall. Those fish are feeding on Shad that are 4"-6" long and bulky give them something bulky to grab onto. Fall feeding fish like a mouth full to be able to fatten themselves up quicker.
I will be running my Fall River only special through November as long as Mother nature will let us get the boats on the water. 4 hours casting and jigging for $100/person.
Also a little reminder for anyone looking to keep some Walleye this fall on the river... the Fox does not have the same length limit and daily bag limit as Green Bay. You are allowed 3 fish per day bag limit with no minimum length limit from now until the protective limits change for the spring.
Get out and enjoy some fun fall fishing!!!!
MOON PHASE (61%)
46° - 50° F
46° - 50° F
Been fishing the river the past couple of weeks and not much has been happening until these past couple of days. It should start to pick up now. I had a lot of short bites but caught a few on shiver minnows and 3" authentX Moxi w/ 1/8 jig. Best of luck out there!
MOON PHASE (81%)
MOON PHASE (89%)
Went out with my Grandson for a few hours yesterday afternoon, jigging minnows & using flicker shades, a few bites no fish. Talked to a few others on the ramp, they didn't have any luck either
Fished today 0930-1400hrs. 2 walleye 21” & 22” both female heavy w/ eggs. Flicker shad is the ticket. Closer to the dam the better. The Whitefish was released unharmed. Trolled with nothing to show for it. Marked some fish around the 172 bridge. Fished a snap rap. Two catfish for my efforts. Enjoyed talking to the other fishermen onthe water and at the launch. Stay safe guys. Tight lines.