Fox River / Chain O Lakes is ON FIRE!!! (picture heavy)

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by Klag, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Klag

    Klag New Member

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    So went to visit my parents place on the Fox River right at the Fox Chain O Lakes (I live in Atlanta) and wow, the catfish bite is ON. You'd have to put in effort to NOT catch fish.

    Here's a few pics. All fish including the pan fish were released unharmed. The only casualties were a fresh water drum that swallowed the hook and two smaller sunfish (not pictured) that swallowed the hooks :(

    Enough blabber, heres the pics.

    First fish and my favorite picture, me and my Dad. :)

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    Good size channel cat

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    Another, little bigger

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    A flathead

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    Another channel

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    A couple big bluegills I caught from a kayak. Tipping over in the process :eek:

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    Even the carp came out to play. They were on the surface doing their thing... Man these are fun with light tackle and a small piece of bread....

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    I don't usually catfish in the day time, but they were on fire so just threw a pole in while killin time before lunch one day

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    Here's a huge channel cat, biggest one I ever caught

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    And I fished for less then 5 minutes right before we had to leave for the airport and got another channel cat.

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    Good times.
     
  2. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    good post, nice fish too thanks for sharing
     

  3. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    some good pics bro, however, i believe the next to last fish looked like a blue. i may be wrong. good catch nevertheless.
     
  4. hock_paul

    hock_paul New Member

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    Good catch man, and thanx for sharin' the pix!:0a23:
     
  5. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    The Fox sure does produce some nice fish. The flathead in my avater is from the Fox River, downstream from the chain o' lakes in Cary.