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blackhawks
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4/21/14 8:37 PM CST
Fishingboy, yes, I have fished from the shore adjacent to the launch. If it is sunny out and the previous night's temperatures did not drop too far, it can be good. I recommend using a rocket or weighted bobber in order to get away from the shore. Good luck.

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4/21/14 7:15 PM CST
Just wondering if anyone has fished from shore from the peninsula on the inlet near the launch. I would love to attempt to catch some panfish tomorrow and am wondering if it would be worth it to drive out there. I'm getting sick of river fishing the past few weeks. Thanks

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4/21/14 5:10 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Terrible morning of fishing. Friday was awesome with many 8+" gills and today was just terrible. We caught at least 100 fish with only 12 big enough. If you wanted 6" gills you could limit in no time. Targeting only gills as usual. Guess we weren't in the right spots. Fished the channels on the south end with only one of them producing at all. Should have went to Lake Michigan and fished for the coho. Oh well.

ifish1221
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4/21/14 4:50 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Fished the south end of the lake with my dad. Got our limit within the first hour. Crappie and Gills were non stop. After 4 hours we caught over 150 each. The ice kill off was sad to see. Talked to a city worker who said this was the worst he had ever seen. Also talked to a young guy that lived on the lake he said the biggest slab crappiest are best to catch at night.

noluck4eyes
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4/20/14 7:36 PM CST
Hero and Airforce, you guys are HEROES for teaching that kid how to catch fish. I remember when I was young and didn't know my a$$ from a hole in the ground, an old guy dying of cancer persevered for two hours in his boat to teach me how to rig walleyes. Also Hero please keep posting. I enjoy your reports.

Sorry for the non-report, so here's another tip. When the main lake gets to 50 degrees the crappie will start hitting in 15 feet or less and when the temp gets to the mid to upper 50's they'll be on fire.

bigmike50
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4/20/14 4:08 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Fished Sunday AM. Windy and high waves. No luck. Seen a few boats they had no luck.

Ossa79
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4/18/14 9:37 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Went out late this morning with 2 friends, slow start but got better as the day went on. Had to catch a bunch to get the keeper's, but the fish are their. We did not catch 400, but we will try harder tomorrow. Friend of mine caught 43 fish on one waxworm last year, I called Guinness world records as fast as I could. All kidding aside, good day of fishing, be safe / have a good time.

Gethenet2me
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4/18/14 6:02 AM CST
Why are all the fish dying?

HERO547
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4/17/14 8:09 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Bad news for the panfish. I survived the winter. Started out 40 degrees with a 20 mile an hour wind pounding us. Third cast, pike cuts off my jig. Water temperature 42. We move south looking for warmer water and active fish. Next stop, 45 degree water. Zip city. Found some 47 degree water and never left. It was 50 when we quit at 3. Very sad day. Dead fish every where we stopped. But what was really heart breaking was having thousands of fish all around us that were dieing. They were slowly coming up to the surface with some kind of fungus on their bodies. They would die right in front of us. We caught about 400 fish. 21 bass, but no keepers. A few crappies and perch and all the rest bluegills. Only 1 in 10 was keeper. But a lot of fun. Airforce had the hot pole. He kicked my ass today. He had a new record, 21 fish in a row on the same waxworm. The real thrill of the day was meeting a 15 year old young man. He was a delight. He watched us catch fish on every cast. We told him he had the wrong type of equipment. We invited him over to show him what he needed. Airforce dug in to his tackle and came out with a hand full of things he would need. He rigged up and caught fish on 9 out of his next ten casts. He was thrilled, and so were we. We made him promise not to show to many people how we do it. Hell of a nice day. Best of luck to all.

gillpill5252
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4/16/14 9:43 PM CST
Karl read previous reports you are a week late

karl58
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4/16/14 8:31 PM CST
So what's the prediction on full ice out and when we can ge our boats in the water...?

noluck4eyes
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4/16/14 7:00 PM CST
Onemorejig, use locator and find the warmest water. It will be only in bays or channels. Forget the main lake for now.

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4/16/14 10:41 AM CST
Omj,they say to fish the entire south shore when game fishing in. Idk about crappie fishing. I only bass fish there.

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4/16/14 8:45 AM CST
Plan on heading out on Saturday. I have only ever ice fished this lake, any tips/info is greatly appreciated.

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4/13/14 12:19 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
went out after the first rain showers, what a awesome day it turned out to be fish were on fire, rasberry skunk worked best baited with waxies, i caught well over 100 fish, 3 guys with me also took home there limits, as i did as well, normally i dont but today is family day and im making fish, homemade potato pancakes and slaw. first warm weather fry of the year..its only going to get better from here on out, most fish were 7" to 8" with a lot of border line keepers, when this class matures there is going to be one heck of year for gills,....swamper..... Big Smile

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