Fox Chain, Lake County

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11/7/18 @ 5:24 AM
Regjoe
Regjoe
USER since 2/7/06

Go to Barnacle Bobs off Rt. 173/4th   or go to the Thirsty Turtle which is on Channel Lake.  You can also call the Sand Bar which is on Marie and see if their launch is still open.  That is closest to Bluff Lake.

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11/6/18 @ 10:02 PM
Simon2629
Simon2629
USER since 1/28/17

Where can I launch my boat to bluff? Never been there before, are the launch still open to public? Any advise where to start? Thanks

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11/5/18 @ 12:07 PM
reelmagic
reelmagic
MEMBER since 1/17/13

I got a pm From jim 76 saying the statpark was open to all so I called the ramp off rt173 in the river is open to all .

the main launch at the statepark is open only to waterfowl hunters 

Edited on 11/7/18 11:06 AM
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11/5/18 @ 7:10 AM
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icechopper
icechopper
USER since 8/8/16

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Northwood fished Marie from lunch time unitl about 3:30 pm on Saturday.  Enjoyed the company of Haji and New Hip Magoo.  Had to work for our fish but got some nice sheep, crappies and stripers in 15-20 fow.  We were all thin fishing blade baits, with various colors.  Fun time just letting the boats float around.  Great afternoon to be out.  Thanks Barnicle Bob for letting us launch.  Fishing should be good for the next three or four weekends.  Tight lines !   IC

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11/4/18 @ 1:11 PM
cbear2287
cbear2287
USER since 1/3/09

Nice work finding them giant crappie

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11/3/18 @ 6:30 PM
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Sgt202
Sgt202
USER since 5/22/09

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Fished with Jim today from 0700-1400.  Fished shallow near piers and only got a few small gills and crappies.  Fished Bluff and Petite and found the fish in 13-16 feet.  We jigged  fin-s fish plastics on a 1/8 ounce jig.  We snap jigged and vertically jigged for all fish.  Got my personal best crappie, 16 inches.  Followed it up with a 14 1/2 white crappie.  Got many white bass and a few small yellows.

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11/2/18 @ 4:25 PM
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fishjerry
fishjerry
USER since 1/16/05

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Kept about 15 crappies in channels.  They were hiding near piers.  Caught numerous bluegills but really didn't like the size.  Didn't need to filet more fish anyway.

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11/2/18 @ 1:17 PM
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Bulldawg
Bulldawg
USER since 6/3/09

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Went out of Barnacle Bob's yesterday targeting musky.  Had one follow just beyond the rt 173 bridge.  About 20 feet of water on a swim bait.  Small fish, maybe 36", took a swipe and missed.  Other than  that I pounded Channel and Catherine casting and trolling with no results.  By afternoon the wind had picked up to the point of being downright dangerous on Channel so I ducked over to Bluff Lake to see what was happening.  Nothing happening.  Went back to Channel for one more trolling pattern which was dumb because the wind just basically pushed me into the south bay past Thirsty Turtle.  The amount of bait fish stacked in that bay was incredible.  Called it quits after that

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11/1/18 @ 9:18 AM
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Seaweedd4
Seaweedd4
USER since 6/17/14

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Went out on Marie yesterday from 9 - 2. Drifted  with jig/minnow and blade baits and plastics. Caught a half dozen crappie and white bass. All between 15-20 feet on thin fin. Not a hit shallower than that. Tried all depths but not a lot happening. Didn't see others doing better. Nice day on the water. Thanks to Tom at Barnacle Bob's for boats and bait when I've had the chance to sneak out of work and grab a few hours on the water. 

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10/31/18 @ 1:34 PM
Walleye 1976
Walleye 1976
USER since 7/8/17

Musky Tales off 173 lots of parking only $10

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