Fox Chain, Lake County

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11/14/17 @ 10:40 PM
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jpolasek52
jpolasek52
USER since 11/15/15

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Late Report from Sunday. I fished Channel and Catherine from 9 AM to 2 PM. Water temps 40-42. I found crappies, perch, and LMBs in the bays 5-8 FOW. I was snap jigging small plastics to trigger most bites. Not much hitting live bait on a dead stick. I didn’t try deep but I marked some large schools in 20+ FOW. Water is very clear. I didn’t find much in the channels either. Check your first ice spots and you will definitely find fish.

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11/13/17 @ 9:16 PM
MuskyHunter08
MuskyHunter08
USER since 10/22/08

Are there any dams or spillways on the northern part of the Chain. Pm me thank you. 

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11/13/17 @ 6:24 PM
casualfisherman
casualfisherman
USER since 5/26/04

Icechopper, you're such a diehard fisherman. I'm hanging it up for the year. Bought sonme stuff to winterize the motor next day or so. See you on the ice may be.

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11/13/17 @ 6:58 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Foggy

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

The Northwood was on Lake Marie Sunday afternoon from 1 - 3:30 pm.  Very slow.  We landed five different species but the totals were very minimal.  One walleye 13 inches.  Some nice stripers in deep water (23+ fow). The sheep must have been hiding all day.  All the crappies were nice sized in 20+ fow, 9-11 inches.  What a difference a week makes.  Got one 10 inch perch.  Kept moving to different spots, but not marking much at any one spot.  All fish CPR'd.  Still a few good weekends left on the soft water.   Tight lines !   IC

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11/11/17 @ 5:42 PM
Fonzie
Fonzie
USER since 1/4/09

Nice fish Larry !



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11/8/17 @ 9:48 AM
BOSSMAN41
BOSSMAN41
USER since 11/27/02

Hooky,Hooky,Hooky


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11/6/17 @ 5:57 PM
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Legend Lives
Legend Lives
USER since 1/17/17

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished Sunday 11/5 from 630am -10am.  Started out in 9-15 fow in search of crappies with minnows and plastic floating, jigging and drifting with minimum luck.  Just a few small crappies and strippers. After a couple of hours decided to head shallow in 5-6fow in search of gills.  Yep they are there and active.  1/64 minny might jighead tipped with two waxies under a float 5ft down.  They want nothing to do with plastics. Some bruisers! That's a 1 liter brisk bottle. 

Edited on 11/6/17 6:07 PM
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11/6/17 @ 7:13 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Fall Deep Water Fishing on the Chain:  The Northwood was on Lake Marie Saturday afternoon from 1-4pm and then again Sunday late morning from 10-2:30 pm.  We started in our usual spots in 16fow, drifting with a 1/16 oz jig, plastic tail tipped with a minnow and a bigger split to keep it down.  Numbers were good, but the sizes were 8-10 inches for the stripers, small walleyes, small crappies and plenty of sheep all 14-15 inches.  We moved to deeper water 19-21 fow, off the white pillar house on the east and the sizes were much better 10-12 inch stripers. White plastic and Bubble gum were the colors of choice.   On Sunday, the lake was like glass early.  Just floated around in 18-20 fow, with sheep and an occasional striper hitting our jigs.  I was casting a drop shot with a nightcrawler, when a very nice 25" walleye took the bait.  We stayed in deep water, even fishing 23-25 fow.  Numbers of fish were a little lower, but the bounty was much bigger.  1/16 oz jig with pink plastic and a heavier split, tipped with a minnow worked the best.  My guide tried the big 1/8 oz chartreuse jig and what a nice surprise.  The stripers were ranging between 12-15 inches.  Bigger bait, bigger fish, I guess.  As the wind picked up after noon, we anchored in a few deep spots and landed  23", 16" and 12" walleyes in the throughfare towards the west side in 22 fow.  All fish were CPR'd.  Kayak guy:  Thanks for the nice comments.  Tight lines !  IC

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11/5/17 @ 10:17 PM
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jblouse217
jblouse217
MEMBER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Dumped in at 1 looking for Muskie, Fished Catherine and Channel just as the wind really picked up. Started deep 15 FOW casting towards shore had no luck. Worked the sandbar and landed a really nice Norhern (released) around 4. Went back and carved out Channel with no luck, not even a follow. Worked Jerk baits, bucktails, and headbangers, rough Illinois Muskie season for this guy. 

Tight lines out there. 

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11/5/17 @ 9:55 PM
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jpolasek52
jpolasek52
USER since 11/15/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished Catherine and Channel from 8 AM to 1 PM. Water temps around 45-48. Found some nice crappies in 5 FOW in the weeds along with a bonus walleye. A few nice white bass out deep and yellow bass everywhere. Mixed in some small perch, bluegill, and LMB. Rip jigging and minnows were the ticket. Water level was 6 inches lower than last Sunday.

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