Archive for Walleye Fishing
Fox Lake Fishermen Excited Due To High Water
Now that the Fox Lake Chain has reopened for boating, many businesses are breathing heavy sighs of relief.
And yet some anglers still haven’t realized the potential for some excellent fishing on Fox Lake and the surrounding Chain O Lakes.
I learned a long time ago that high water levels on a river or lake act like a green light for the various species of game and pan fish to migrate close to shorelines.
Take the Fox River as one example. Many years ago I got serious about bank fishing the Fox for smallmouth bass right after an extended period of heavy rainfall. Read More→
Calling All Walleye Fishermen
Hi, I’m Paul Jones, the owner of the Fishing Forum at FoxLakeFishing.com and I’m holding up a 29″ 5.5 lb. Walleye that I recently caught on a dead end channel on the north side of Fox Lake. Actually I was fishing for some Crappie that day, casting a minnow on a split shot underneath some of the piers. All of a sudden this monster busted out from under the dock grabbing my bait and putting on a helluva fight on my ultralight setup. I must have played with this one 20 minutes before I was able to tire him out and get him to the boat.
I wanted to let everyone know that on my fishing reports section on my forum we’re writing about fishing stories like that every day, telling you where are the best fishing holes are on the Fox Chain O Lakes. JD Spinner, the professional fishing guide from www.jdspinners.com regularly writes about what lures fish are hitting on while on his fishing charters and has a section devoted to showing the best of what fishing for a living is all about.
It’s an online Fox Lake fishing community where local fishermen can share fishing stories, fishing reports, photos and even fishing jokes. Come join in the fun by creating your own account and sharing your fishing stories and fishing photos from Fox Lake and the surrounding Fox Chain, you may just pick up a fishing tip or two along the way.
Illinois Walleye Fishing Tips
When fishing for walleye in Illinois you will find that a number of lakes, rivers and reservoirs are available where you can find this particular species of fish. The Kankakee River is one of the most well-known for catching walleyes. There are several lakes where you can go to fish for walleye in Illinois such as Lake Clinton, Fox Lake, Lake Marie, Lake Shelbyville and Lake Michigan to name a few. The Carlyle Lake and Kinkaid Lake are also popular choices where many anglers like to try their hand at catching this elusive fish. Walleyes prefer the cold deep waters that these areas have to offer.
Since the opening of the Jake Wolf Hatchery, walleyes have become more abundant than ever in the history of Illinois. There are plenty of walleyes being found in areas where they use to be uncommon. This is great for the anglers that live in this area making it easier for them to go after this exciting and subtle species. It is also great for visitors that love to come to Illinois and fish.
The Fox Chain-O-Lakes is designed by a natural chain of fifteen lakes that are located in the northeast part of Illinois. You will find that the walleye swim in every one of these lakes, although you will have better luck fishing in some of them than with others.
You can check with the Department of Natural Resources to get a better idea of where the most walleyes are located in this area. Read More→