We'll I'm going crappie hunting tonight. Will report when im home!
Great day to be out fishing, real flat and warm and the Perch are biting good. Setup on the same spot off Hickory Point I've been fishing for the past couple of weeks and today the bite is a little slower but what I'm getting are bigger fish. Fished from 11 to 4 and took home a dozen from 10" - 12". Had a few big cats and a carp on which are fun. But defiantly fewer small fish and very few of those fingerlings. Probably the last time out unless the weather stays nice.
The Fox Lake docks on Spring St are still in and the water level is still rising. Another 8" or so and the dock will be awash. You have to take a big step from the pier to the ramp to avoid a wet foot.
Launched at waterworks. Piers are still in. Very nice. But anyways fishing was pretty slow. Ended up with 8 9 to 11 inch perch. Caught around 25 or 30 fish. Alot of small ones. all caught on small crappie minnows. Great day to be out.
Dad caught the biggest in the pic lost a few large perch. 12 plus
Good Luck and Tight lines!
Hickory point completely dead wasted first few hours if day light out there. went in search and found fish in main lake but not big ones. some borderline keepers but all went back. Docking boats with no piers really sucks.
Pretty good day today for perch. Kept 13 medium sized perch and released alot of small ones along with a dozen or so big ones. This lake has evolved into a great perch fishery... so its up to us to maintain it. Also...not sure why they removed the docks at fishcamp...especially since the next 10 days is highs near 60 and water temps in mid 50s. Going to be awhile before it freezes.
Walleye student, I was there last weekend, some big buffalo's on crankbaits were being caught/snagged every cast right below the dam by that small island. I caught a tiny perch, killed it by accident, bullhead galore & 2-3 inch channels every cast on a Maribou jig. Have fun out there
Fish by Hickory point have moved. only small ones this week. I fished in front of edgewater Park and picked up 15 nice ones today. I think the school has moved. and getting boat launched sucks piers are gone.
Fished hickory point this weekend. Biggest was 12", threw back a lot of small ones and picked up some nice size cats and 2 carp. every time I would get one of them on I would always find myself saying let it be a big Perch. Sat in one spot the whole day and they would come through in waves but later in the afternoon seemed to be the best time.
Caught 12 perch today, nothing big. had to move south of hickory point, the point was not producing. bite got better as the am went along and the sun came out. I think we started and ended too early today.