Tichigan Lake, Racine County

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9/18/18 @ 4:54 PM
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Gill 1774
Gill 1774
USER since 6/17/03

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

  Gills biting in river but mosquitoes biting worse. Shorefished crawler halves with bobber. Got probably 30 nice fat 7.5 - 8.5 inchers. Kept few only. Thermacell works great till propane runs out by the way.

Tichigan Lake, Racine County Photo
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9/17/18 @ 7:36 AM
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wishn2bfishn
wishn2bfishn
USER since 12/18/16

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished last Thurs. Trolled cranks along the weedline at 6'. Two lines, caught 3 pike and 5 bass all under size.

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9/16/18 @ 11:06 AM
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Gill 1774
Gill 1774
USER since 6/17/03

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Never go on the river on the weekend out here unless you like to watch skiers run you over.  Fishing slow except gills and grandsons pretty nice walleye. Only his second ever. He won buck and glad to pay it.  Nitecrawler on bottom 5' water.

Edited on 9/16/18 11:07 AM
Tichigan Lake, Racine County Photo
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9/15/18 @ 8:56 PM
cousincarmody
cousincarmody
USER since 2/9/10

I'm going to echo what was said before about the drawdown discussion-most of us are posting as non-reports when we join the discussion. Don't like it? Click to get reports only. Most of the guys that are part of the discussion also give the majority of the reports that you enjoy. We're not moving the discussion to another page as it needs to be seen by those who enjoy this fishery. It IS that important. Thanks.

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9/15/18 @ 1:44 PM
SCALESnTAILS
SCALESnTAILS
USER since 4/2/11

There is a new thread under Wisconsin fishing forum called Tichigan. Please take the bickering there, it's really getting old here

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9/15/18 @ 1:08 PM
Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

Re Fishy 2... Welcome to Lake-Link.  I see you just joined.  Do you have any recent fish reports regarding Tichigan Lake or the Fox?   Realizing you are a rookie member, we do sure like photos of fish caught on this system. Reports of other lakes belong on their own posts.  And regarding neighboring lakes,  there is simply NO lake that compares with this body of water when it comes to fishing success day in and day out.

Largemouth bass becoming more active--in weeds, next to weeds, near shore-line structures.  Got a number this week in the fog.  I am hooked on any type of splashing surface lures--wounded minnows or wayward frogs.

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9/15/18 @ 12:10 PM
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Jig'N'Reel
Jig'N'Reel
USER since 7/22/17

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Bass fishing continues to be steady. Weed lines, pads and shore. No monsters but everything 14”-17”. Fun morning. 

Tight lines. 

Tichigan Lake, Racine County Photo
Tichigan Lake, Racine County Photo
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9/15/18 @ 11:24 AM
Carpio
Carpio
MEMBER since 11/5/17

This year is the first year since the sewage system was installed that I haven’t had to rake the weeds from around my pier. The ones that are there are in clumps with clear spots in between,perfect for fishing. I can identify the coontail and milfoil but not sure of the ones that look like saw grass.They really died back in the last5-6 weeks. Bluegills picking up, quite a few in the shallows but kind of small 6-7”.  Water 74.9.     CARPIO 

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9/15/18 @ 11:09 AM
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Gillkicker
Gillkicker
USER since 12/20/15

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

Fishy,

I am disheartened to hear that you advocate for the drawdown and then go fishing somewhere else if the result is a ruined ecology.  As a riparian owner who does have a say, and as someone who has seen the result of the last drawdown--first hand, why would still do this?  PM me if you would like to personalize any response without disclosing any anonymity.

Nice gills, I was back in our bay and it stunk.  Water is moving nice on the river and you would think it would pick up.  Maybe after the cool rains expected later this week.  Go Pack!


Gillkicker

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9/15/18 @ 8:11 AM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

I have not cherry picked the facts Fishy, I have posted the entire report so that folks could make an informed decision. You have just chosen to disregard the data contained in the report.  This is not subjective stuff, it is objective data that is not up for debate.  

Here is a fact, (not even cherry picked), Lake Tichigan has the LOWEST relative frequency of Milfoil of any lake in the area.  Things couldn't be any better from a Milfoil perspective.  Even Onterra commented in their report that the Milfoil was so widely scattered that it didn't cause any navigational challenges.  

The frequency of Milfoil in Lake Delevan is 65%, the relative frequency of Milfoil in Lake Geneva is 21%, the relative frequency of Milfoil in Eagle Lake is 59%.  The relative frequency of Milfoil in Tichigan is 7%.  Tichigan has a Coontail problem, not a Milfoil problem. A drawdown will not kill Cootail, in fact I've posted studies from other lakes where a drawdown has actually increased the Coontail, making things worse.  

The only benefit I can see for riparian owners is those who wish to do shoreline restoration - that makes some sense to me.  

Also, fish in the Lake will be just fine during a drawdown, it's the ones that happen to be in the river that are not going to make it, unless of course they go over the dam.  If nothing else fishing between the Waterford and Rochester Dam will improve.

Forgot to mention, glad the fish tasted good.  They've only been in the freezer a few months (since Spring)  Lastly, judging strictly by the grass, I'm guessing those are Wolf River Walleyes lol!!! 


Edited on 9/15/18 8:14 AM
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