Fox Chain, Lake County

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TODAY @ 9:44 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

The Northwood sailed on Lake Marie Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Action was fairly good, though we had to work for all our fish.  Concentrated on 8 fow to 17 fow, using blade baits, drop shots and mini-mites.  Drop shots nailed the crappies.  Thinfishers worked the best for the stripers and sheep.  Mini-mites tipped with a minnow and a split were good for yellow stripers.  We never found any walleyes roaming around.  Lots of boat traffic as the morning went by.  Tight lines !   IC

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9/23/18 @ 6:54 PM
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Fisherman0704
Fisherman0704
USER since 3/23/16

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Was out on the chain today. Lake Marie, Bluff, Channel and Catherine. Caught some stripers and some catfish and large mouth. Tried to raise the big one's had a couple followers but no takers and then all the power boats came out. The water was really dirty also. But it was a beautiful day out on the water and it was productive. 

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9/18/18 @ 1:49 PM
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Max Goldman
Max Goldman
USER since 9/18/18

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

Got out Schunday morn... condishions sho hot it would make a schalamander schweat. Took my grandshon. We cought about 40 small gillszh. All on worm and schlip bobber. Found active fish in thick weedsh. Threw em all back except 2 for Gustafschonshs car ha! 

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9/18/18 @ 12:53 PM
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Pursuit Outdoors
Pursuit Outdoors
USER since 1/6/18

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

If you are having issues of crappies scattering when you roll over them or cast into them. remember there are some more recent fish studies involving these fish. crappies can take up to 2 seconds to bite where as bluegills are often under a second to make that decision. Trolling crappies on the chain is often a good way to get those hard to bite fish not spooked and cover alot of water quickly. spider rigging is another great technique with warmer water temps. find structure using side scan and post up. cant wait for the ice! 

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9/17/18 @ 5:25 AM
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Regjoe
Regjoe
USER since 2/7/06

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Went out for about 5 hours yesterday and it was not productive at all.  Fished from about 5'-25' and all we ended up with were 2 goats and a 10"crappie.  We marked a lot of fish which looked to be suspeded crappies but they were not interested in anything.  We jigged with minnows and crawlers.  Also threw a twister and some smaller gear for ice fishing with no luck.  It felt like July out there with the heat and humidity.  We fished the north lakes.

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9/16/18 @ 6:26 AM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
USER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Panfish bite was very good all week. Lindy rigs with small crappie minnows were best. A few muskies, but definitely not like the weeks prior. Walleyes were very tough. The high pressure system going through really hurt the bite. @ Cripler, to answer your question, 60 degree water temps are a good indication that the panfish will be in the channels. Congrats to my partner Lincoln Buchanan for winning the WWA Walleye tournament last week. Guy definitely knows how to put the eyeballs in the boat. The cooler weather and low pressure should ignite a good bite this coming week. Good luck and let's bring on the fall!!

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9/15/18 @ 6:11 AM
cripler
cripler
USER since 10/7/14

By when do the panfish move into the channels? What do the water temps for them to go shallow

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9/14/18 @ 7:45 PM
reelmagic
reelmagic
MEMBER since 1/17/13

All open north river,chain,south river. Now all we need is lower temps so day boaters go away 

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9/11/18 @ 4:17 PM
ffishman
ffishman
USER since 11/3/03

"NO Wake" on the lakes is supposed to be lifted tomorrow. Rivers, no.

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9/10/18 @ 5:33 AM
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Regjoe
Regjoe
USER since 2/7/06

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Out Saturuday for 6  hours jigging the north lakes and no walleyes to show.  We jigged from 5'-25' with crawlers and minnows.  We caught some 11" crappies and when we anchored and casted back at them they left.  It was very windy out there.  Not a lot of boats out due to the no wake restrictions. Did not see much action from the few other boats that were out other than one boat was getting gills in Bluff.  I did get a 5# channel cat on a minnow. 

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