Fox Chain, Lake County

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5/21/18 @ 5:45 AM
Fisherman0704
Fisherman0704
USER since 3/23/16

Hey Wilsonburger,  

If John over at CJ Smith's doesn't rent that house next store to the bait store there is a resort over on Petite Lake.

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5/20/18 @ 6:36 PM
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olekh
olekh
USER since 9/27/08

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

Was out yesterday. Got couple walleyes, drums and stripers, 10-15 FOW. After all tournament boats gone, got this 38” beauty. 

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5/20/18 @ 8:06 AM
Dick@Libertyville
Dick@Libertyville
USER since 3/30/06

I usually fish the northern lakes - Marie, Channel, Catherine. With the high water levels, my normal launch is under water. Where are good recommended launch sites? Thanks

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5/20/18 @ 5:29 AM
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Regjoe
Regjoe
USER since 2/7/06

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Out for about 6 hours yesterday.  Slow day for the most part.  Trolled the north lakes with a few small white bass to show.  Jigged for a while with crawlers and caught about 8 eyes that were all hovering above and below the 14" mark.  All fished were released.  Most fish came from  5-8' of water.  Lots of boats out trolling for the musky tournament.  No wind didnt help out.  Beats working......even with a fishing partner like I have!!

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5/17/18 @ 3:22 PM
joedj
joedj
USER since 1/16/12

He is open. His number is 1-847-395-2753

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5/17/18 @ 12:30 PM
wilsonburger
wilsonburger
USER since 7/19/16

Does anybody know if CJ Smith's is still open? I'm mainly interested to know if he is renting that house of his. Last fall I was told he was not. Thanks.

Wilsonburger

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5/17/18 @ 6:45 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

The Northwood floated around Lake Marie yesterday afternoon enjoying the sunshine.  Water levels are a little high, with some debris on the water.  We landed 9 different species of fish during our outing.  Yellow bass, white bass, catfish, walleyes, blue gils, sheep, LMB, smallmouth bass, and one muskie.  Many fish caught and we tried many different water depths:  3 fow to 25 fow.  We used 3" paddle tails with multi-colored jig heads (got the walleyes on these); 1/16 oz mini mites, pink and chartreuse; Gold and blue Thinfishers (stripers nailed these) and 1/32 oz yellow and green mini mites with a waxie for the gills.  With no wind it was a stale farm pond for the first few hours, then the wind picked up and the action was much better.  We drifted most of the day.  Hi to Ray W.  See  you on the water.  IC

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5/17/18 @ 6:44 AM
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Dick@Libertyville
Dick@Libertyville
USER since 3/30/06

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fished 5/16 from 11-5 with Chris Taurisano of T-Bone Guide Service. What an excellent experience! Despite tough fishing conditions - bluebird skies, high and rising water conditions and the entire Chain being No-Wake, we caught walleye, including 1 22" slot fish, a handful of drum and a bonus catfish. Chris went out of his way to make the entire outing positive. Top quality boat, high quality gear, everything exactly as advertised. From trolling to jigging, Chris eagerly explained not only "what" technique we were going to use, but also "why". The Chain is not your "classic" walleye fishery, and I came away from the trip with a much better understanding of the Chain and its' walleye. For someone seeking a fun, educational and productive fishing experience, I can highly recommend Chris Chris Taurisano and T-Bone Guide Service.

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5/13/18 @ 10:10 PM
2014ranger+115
2014ranger+115
USER since 8/7/17

the best answer you can get is to contact the Fox Lake waterways dept in Fox Lake.  You know, they are the people who do your boat permits there.


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5/12/18 @ 5:27 PM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
USER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent

My partner Matt has been on a great local bass bite and typically stays on the bass all season. For those interested in bass fishing or getting into tournament fishing Matt is one of the best bass fisherman I have encountered. 

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