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yank_gooner
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9/17/14 8:01 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Waded the fox last night with my usual fishing buddy. Water appeared low despite the USGS site showing a higher average depth than most of the summer. The current was still strong and had plenty of deep pockets available. Like plmlk stated the water is very surprisingly clear, I was astounded at the clarity even after all the rain we have had! Anyway it was an eventful night with plenty of hits, a huge group of carp that kept circling us, and a giant pike that gave my bud a nice spook. HA

Ended up with one 8-9" smallmouth each, and also got a nice 16" right before dark! Hopefully the hot fall fishing is here! Will be out again soon I hope.

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9/14/14 8:25 PM CST
Today was another fun day. To bad I have to go to work tomorrow - wish I could fish everyday!

Today was a bit slower than yesterday, but still caught enough to make it worth while.

Also, can't believe how clear the water is getting on the river. I've never noticed the water this clear before. You can easily see down 5 feet. The pic. is about 2 feet of water.

Only caught one eye today, and it was 15 inches on the nose.

Same deal as yesterday, just hanging crawlers and fathead off the side of the boat in the deepest water I could find - which is about 6 feet.

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9/14/14 10:05 AM CST
One thing I forgot to mention... If your fishing the Fox right now, bring lots, and lots of crawlers.

For the Yellow Bass, Drum, Gills, and Kitties you only need a little chunk, but for Walleye it needs to be darn near 3/4 of a crawler, as a Walleye won't touch a little chunk.

Now imagine how many of those Yellow Bass bite your crawler in half and you have to replace it with another crawler. You go through a bunch of bait this way, but at least you are set up to catch Mr. Walleye when he comes swimming by...

I had today reserved for Tichigan, but don't think that I'm going to make it... Think I'm gonna have to fish the Fox again - after I buy some more crawlers of course...

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9/13/14 9:19 PM CST
A few more...

Yellow Bass taste identical to Gills - you can't tell the difference. They are quite a bit better than White Bass, which I think are quite fishy.

For Drum, just keep the back strap, everything above the mud line. Really a good tasting fish. Way better than catfish or White Bass. I would put them a tad under Gills, Perch, or Crappie.

Really simple fishing today. I simply hung slip sinker rigs off the side of the boat tipped with crawler halfs or fatheads...

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9/13/14 9:13 PM CST
Today was the best day I've had on the Fox / drainage canal this year. I wasn't sure if the cold temps were going to turn the bite on or off. It was definitely "on" I have fished the Fox quite a bit more than Tichigan this year. I love them both, but the skiff in the back yard makes it tough to take the big boat out on Tichigan...

The Yellow Bass have the feed bag on. I couldn't fish with 3 poles this evening, It was actually tough to fish with two.

I also caught Drum O Plenty, I kept about 15, and threw the rest back.

The Walleye bite is beginning to turn on as well. Caught 4 all together - the biggest was 16". I kept that one for the frying pan.

The small Perch continue to bite too. Still trying to figure that one out... Where did all the small Perch come from? In years past, they were not around in the numbers that they are now. I easily catch a dozen every time I go out. I've yet to catch one all year that went more than 6 inches.

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9/6/14 9:41 PM CST
Plmlk,

Thanks for all your report of this area. Makes me wanna come back and try this area. This place would be an awesome place to fly fish.

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9/6/14 8:39 PM CST
Been catching lots and lots of small Perch. Not sure what the deal is, but there is no shortage of them. Can't wait until they grow.

Cleaned quite a few fish this evening...

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9/6/14 8:35 PM CST
Variety day on the Fox...

Caught Gills, Walleye, Perch, Yellow Bass, Drum, and Gills.

I lost the biggest Walleye I have ever had on my line. I thought it was a junk fish so admittedly I was horsing it in. It got close to the boat and rolled and it was a really nice eye. I would say it was in the upper 20's - likely somewhere around 28 inches or so.

I am really irritated with myself for horsing it in. I would have let it go anyways, as I usually keep the smaller guys for the pan - but I really wanted a pic. Aaaarrrrggggg!!!!

Still had a great time. Crawler halfs hanging off the side of the boat.

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9/4/14 1:37 PM CST
Over the years I have certainly caught smallmouth bass in the river from Waterford to Rochester and below. But yesterday it was my first smallmouth on Tichigan proper. A really nice fish (20") released by the marina. Used a Rebel magnum Pop-R popper.

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9/2/14 7:35 PM CST
WC- In early spring and late fall (after I put my boat away, and before first ice), I shore fish with waders. In the summer, for the most part I fish out of a little 14 foot tin boat with a 9.9 on the back.

I've never caught 100 of anything on the Fox... If you caught 100 fish on a single outing you may be disappointed. Still plenty of fish to catch though...

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9/1/14 10:33 PM CST
Nice catches Plmk! Do you fish from boat? Or all from shore or wading? I need to get down there, it's been 7-8 years since I've been there. Last time I was there was in June and killed it on the channels! Caught and released over 100 channel cats in the 2-4 pound range. I hope fishing is still as good as way back when.

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9/1/14 7:44 PM CST
Today's dream was Walleye and a few Teal...

Caught 3 Walleyes, the biggest was 15 inches on the nose, so that one went into the fish basket. The other two were the 13-14 inchers that I have been catching since spring. I've also been catching small Perch, after small Perch. Great to see so many (they will only get bigger), but no keepers. They are aggressive too, they hit Twisters, fatheads, or crawlers. So far the biggest one has only been 6 inches...

No Teal today - but enjoyed a great day out on the water.

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8/31/14 6:17 PM CST
I didn't plan on going out on the canal this morning, but I had made a few adjustments on the carb of my 9.9 Evinrude and wanted to see how she ran.

I didn't fish for more than thirty minutes or so and caught 3 kitties and a Carp.

Fun stuff, the carp put up a nice battle on the ultra light.

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8/30/14 10:02 PM CST
Almost went to Tichigan this afternoon, but when I got to the launch there was way too many trailers, so I took the big boat back home, and opted to take the skiff out on the Fox instead.

The bite was not as good as yesterday, the cold front must of had the fish out of sorts...

Caught some Drum (always good for the frying pan), Gills, Kitties, and two short Eyes. The biggest Eye was 13 inches - but they are always fun to catch...

I'll be back at it tomorrow.

Pretty simple fishing tonight, just hung a few rods off the side of the boat tipped with crawler halfs...

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8/29/14 9:12 PM CST
A few more...

Some small kitties, and small Smallies...

Really a fun night, but no monsters...

The feed bag isn't quite on yet, but the fish are starting to get a bit more aggressive.

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