6 hours with nothing to report. Water clarity is decent. 3 gates open. Tried everything, every lure in the box. Jigs and minnow as well. Saw one foul hooked eye landed. If you told me I would catch no fish next to mill, clear water, late October I would call you a liar. Many shad, fished into the dark. Perfect night. They just aren't there now in any numbers. We even fished with the gulls at base of falls. Never went up that far before. Weird.
Fox River DePere Voyager
MOON PHASE (91%)
The bite has slowed dramatically over the last 3 weeks.
Landed fish counts have dropped from over 250 to less than 60 last week.
Tough fishing from the bay to the dam these days due to weather and high shad populations.
Getting fish on just about every kind of bait but no real pattern has developed.
Throw everything at them until you score and hope they don't change what they want every 2 hours.
Nights have been most productive but daytime slamming does happen.
Move around a lot to find the active feeders if they don't take the 8 baits you tried and be patient for the on-off bites that might last only 2-5 fish.
MOON PHASE (84%)
Thank you. I went out of Fox point and those docks are still in as well.
As far as a report, no fish. Wind was howling. It was amazing to see the huge balls of bait fish. seagulls crashing into the water after them.
MOON PHASE (77%)
51° - 55° F
46° - 50° F
We got out Thursday morning around 8:30am. Wind was strong and consequently anchored at a number of locations, including up by the dam near the wires. We also went down river away. Unfortunately no fish. We graphed a lot of shad, and caught a couple on blade baits.
We used cranks for casting and vertical jigged with spoons, blade baits and jigs/twisters. As the day progressed the wind kept getting stronger, and stronger. Then driving on way back to cabin we blew a trailer tire and the trailer fender blew off too. Thankful that no one was hurt. We’ll be back in a couple weeks to give it another go!