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Another great turnout out for the Fox Lake Fishing Tournament. We would like to congratulate all the winners that participated in this years Tournament and to thank all of our sponsors, with out them the tournament wouldn’t be what it is today.
JOHN BOWLES from Kenosha Total weight 10.7 lbs.
EDDIE MICHNIEWICZ from Fox lake Total weight 9.95 lbs.
BRUCE COBB Total weight 4.40 lbs.
TONY MOULIS from Fox lake Total weight 6.60 lbs.
JOHN FOGELMAN from Mchenry Total weight 2.30 lbs.
MIKE BUCHANAN from Ingleside Total weight 2.12 lbs.
MIKE BUCHANAN from Ingleside Total weight 13.0 lbs.
BRIAN WILSON from Grayslake Total weight .98 lbs
no fish brought in for 3rd place
GLEN BYER from Ingleside Total weight 5.65 lbs.
FRED EBER from Ingleside Total weight 5.60 lbs
ROBERT ALSIP “HOOTIE” from Ingleside Total weight 4.25 lbs
JOE MICHMIEWICZ from Foxlake Total weight 2.20 lbs.
BRIAN WILSON from Grayslake Total weight .53 lbs
KYLE DUNN from Zion Total weight .50 lbs
Local waters might seem clearer to the naked eye, but the reason behind it could disrupt the food chain and eventually the fish supply.
Zebra mussels, which are spreading throughout the Chain O’ Lakes and the Fox River, filter through a liter of plankton-filled water a day each as they go, said Pat Charlebois, aquatic invasive specialist with the Illinois Natural History Survey and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant program.
But those plankton, which fog the water, are needed to serve as the base of the food chain.
“[Zebra mussels] are bad,”“Because they’re removing particles from the water, some people think the water becomes clearer. Lake Michigan is clearer now, but that is because there’s no food.”
The mussels, named for their brown and cream stripes, are about the size of a nickel and have become more prevalent in inland lakes over the past three to four years,
They stick to boats with cementlike strength, which is how they spread between bodies of water.
“They’re all over,” “I’ve been on the chain for many years, and I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Don Ericson, owner of Ericson Marine in Algonquin, said he noticed their prevalence last fall.
“It’s getting worse and worse, and [they’re] clogging up the water intakes of the boats, especially those that are just sitting in the water,” he said.
The mussels can be hard to remove from boats or equipment, usually requiring a high-pressure wash or even a manual scraping to get them off.
“They’re really coarse,”. “You could hurt your hand badly if you scrape your arm on them.”
the shells are very thin, making them easy to break. They then become sharp enough to cut people, which can lead to problems for swimmers stepping on boat ladders or bottoms of rivers or lakes.
One way to prevent their spread is for boaters to clean out their watercraft and let them dry for five days when transferring between bodies of water, Adam said.
“What we’re trying to do is educate people,” he said. “There’s no natural way to get rid of them at this point.”
The mussels originated in the Caspian and Black seas and traveled to the Great Lakes through ships. Once they reached Lake Michigan, local boaters transferred them inland.
“There’s still a lot of unknowns about the long-term impact zebra mussels have on different lakes,”
In Lake Michigan, which has had zebra mussels for about a decade, there has been a decline in the shrimplike Diporeia, which many fish eat, it’s unclear whether it’s directly related to the zebra mussels at this point.
some companies are working on control methods, but so far the only products that work also kill surrounding plants and animals.
“[For now] we ask people to take precautions,” “And to not spread them.”
Paul Jones here, An active fisherman living in Fox Lake Illinois, one of the best lake and river fishing spot in , er,, hehe Chicagoland.
This place will be for chatting about stuff that has to do with fishing whether it is from a boat or on the shore or ice.
I’ll also add some stories about vacation fishing trips I’ve taken with family and friends and fishing derbies I’ve hosted.
Later we’ll add a place for my fishing buddies to share their fishing pictures and stories from around the world.
Don’t forget about fishing tackle, did anyone get a new rod or reel for Christmas? Know any hot lures or fishing rigs? What do you use for bait?
We will have to talk abut what fish are in Fox lake and the surrounding Chain Of Lakes. Bass, walleye, Muskie, Crappie etc.
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