since everybody is pointing fingers, people bragging on sites like this is worse than people taking twice there limits.
MOON PHASE (21%)
Agreed Chert. I've watched folks catch 100s of fish. There were only 2 people on the bank fishing when I called the DNR to report it, but when they were questioned their kids mysteriously showed up. They got off because I couldn't prove the kids weren't fishing with them. The law is the law for a reason. We need to follow the rules or we end up punishing ourselves later.
I totally agree about bd lake. There is still numbers of fish but not like it used to be. To many people coming out and taking pan fish limits 2 times a day for more than you kmow at a time. I have talked with other property owners and they agree. I have fished this lake for 45 years and can see this lake going back to like it was back in the 70s.
Hi I was reading posted on lake links for a few yrs mostly I use it for finding a hold ice thickness England in people's comments in fishing reports but I must say once I read your post I had to set up an account so I could reply and I must say you hit it right on the money I remember a time when you feed fish Beaver Dam or Fox Lake come home with an eel fish and not feel guilty about it. I've fished this 2 lake since I was a little kid. Some of my best fishing trips were fishing fox lake and beaver dam. Unfortunately Beaver Dam has been on the decline for years. As big as a lake is it's not very deep at all and not built to handle the kind of pressure that it received after the river was drained into it once the shoe factory was remodeled and turned into housing it's rapidly went downhill. As far as Fox Lake it used to be my favorite place to fish and for years I've noticed the crappies when you can find them the size just isn't there anymore I remember a time when you could catch a meal or two 10 - 12 inch crappie nowadays it's more like 8 to 10 inch and that's on a good day the only hope her Fox Lake is the rapid route weed growth it had started last year my only hope is that it expand more and keep More fisherman off of it the type of fishermen that in the spring catching spawning crappies and hitting it twice a day everyday. It's really a said thing to see two lake I live so much turn into what they become. But unfortunately it's websites like this and people posting all they're catching is what puts so much pressure on these legs. I wouldn't mid a size limit on all fish and lower the bag limit to 10 or 15 if only for a short time to give the lake a chance to rebound.
MOON PHASE (6%)
31° - 35° F
Not sure where all the open water is that u are refering to. As for reports from my side..most parks are locked up yet with very small pockets of water accesable. Hit below the damn and it was a bunch of dink cigar size eyes..and carp galore. Tried off G..a couple days and nights..notta...dont waste your time..as for the good old days of people pounding the lake for crappies..that has been on the down ward cycle as alot of die off with lack of oxygen for this shallow lake...talked to a few wardens and lake front owners over the past few years about what used to be one heck of a walleye and crappie factory has been declining rapidly over the past few years...a resource can only take so much when it comes to harvest as well. Fox lake is another example...fish just dont grow big over night..it takes 8 -10 years or more up here to obtain a decent growth for a crappie. I have been following the high water hatch we had back when the lake flooded back in 2008..that was a phenominal year for hatches..and have watched those crappies grow year after year..there are far from as many as what once existed out of that hatch which are big but far and few. Consistant pounding from people comming from far and wide day in and out will allways be the main factor..on top of what nature dishes out...fish it as you like as we all like to fish..but keep a good thing a good thing when u have it..and dont give out location as to give the remaining spawners a chance to replenish this once great fishery.( The few i did catch i kept for crappie burritoes.)was way off the beaten path..but slow was an understatement. One small walleye about 14 inches and let 2 crappie bigger than 13 go to give this lake hope. THE spot i fished where i actually saw sign of fish was again very off the beaten path..I have been shore fishing this lake for Many a year and just have done my research..alot of mud and work to get to these...any one else have any input on this lake? I would like to hear if I Am only one of a few who have watched the decline of this lake.
MOON PHASE (16%)
Even though it takes me only 20 minutes to drive there I still find this site helpful in deciding whether to expend the effort to fish directly above or below the dam, near bridges with current, or downstream. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00045=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_mult_parms&site_no=05425912&period=&begin_date=2017-02-15
For any without much experience fishing the area, days with low flow are usually very tough.