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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→


Illinois Walleye Fishing Tips

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Walleye Fishing Tips

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→


Ice Fishing Safety

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With everyone out on the ice It would be a good idea to share this article from the Army on Ice Fishing Safety
Here’s a link Safety On The Ice
Hanover, New Hampshire



For many of us in northern climates, working or playing on the frozen surface of a river or lake is part of winter. Knowing how to do so safely can be a matter of life or death. This handout presents general, common-sense precautionary measures that should be followed when you plan to be on a floating freshwater ice cover. Since it cannot cover every ice condition you may encounter, your judgement is critical. Remember: Only you are responsible for your own safety! PREPARATION
There are four things to focus on when planning an outing on the ice: your physical condition, your clothing, your equipment, and your procedures.Physical condition
Anyone who goes out on the ice should be in reasonably good condition and be able to sustain periods of intense exertion if an emergency arises—either falling through the ice themselves or rescuing someone who does. Being able to swim, or at least being comfortable staying afloat, is important in an emergency and can reduce the chances for panic.

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Welcome To The Fox Lake Fishing Blog

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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.

We can include links:

And photos too: 


Well, welcome aboard and I hope you stop back for updates, just bookmark my site below.


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