Fox River

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by Chicago, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Chicago

    Chicago New Member

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    Caught a nice flattie out of the fox river. Almost 20lbs. I've been experimenting with resizing pictures to fit onto the website, so I thought I'd post n give it a try
     

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  2. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    now lets see a 50 lol
     

  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Nice fish bro! I hope they keep getting bigger for you!
     
  4. Chicago

    Chicago New Member

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    Thanks guys. Slikk I may have to come out by you to tag that 50 pounder. lol. Although I did go again last night n caught one 2lbs heavier than the last one. Check it out. At this rate I'll break 50lbs sometime in the next 10 years. :smile2:
     

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  5. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    you must have a hole, are you using goldfish or bluegill,pm me
     
  6. hock_paul

    hock_paul New Member

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    Nice fish man and thanx for the good pic! Did you use some photo shop program to get the pic to fit? I've tried to post photos on my avatar and in posts, but I can never get it to fit. I don't want to pay for a program that does'nt work. THANKS!
     
  7. Chicago

    Chicago New Member

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    Hock,

    I too had problems getting pics to fit. My digital camera is 8.1 megapix so the images were several Mb each. After some experimentation, I figured out a trick.

    Try opening your image in "Paint" Shop. There should be an option to do this when you are viewing your image. Or try right-clicking the image in its folder and go to "open with" and choose "Paint." Then go to the "Image" tab, select "Stretch/Skew" and reduce it in percent to 50% vertical and 50% horizontal. Then save the image in the same folder under a different name. I save it as "resized flattie", or whatever name you want.

    You'll notice when you go back into the folder where your image is saved that the above process cut the image size dramatically. The original pic of my flattie was 2.73 Mb, and I reduced it to 85 Kb by doing what I just described.

    I think the limit for attachments is 200 Kb, so you can experiment with the Stretch/Scew option in Paint to see how close to 200 Kb you can get it. Hope this helps
     
  8. Shawn

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    Those are some nice fish from the Fox...long time fishermen can tell you anything close to 50# is very hard to come by. A 30# is a pretty good fish from the Fox, and some 40s get caught every year...

    Shawn
     
  9. Chicago

    Chicago New Member

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    Thanks Shawn.

    Tragically, my best chance to pull a 50lber has been ruined. My buddy just informed me that a train derailed near Rockford spilling ethenol into the rock river, killing nearly all the fish from Rockford to Lyndon.

    He said that trophy flathead are floating down the river dead. Some of those fish are probably over 20 years old. It may take decades to revitalize that part of the river.:embarassed:

    It sucks big time
     
  10. Human Resources 31

    Human Resources 31 New Member

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    what did you use for bait to catch the flat
     
  11. Chicago

    Chicago New Member

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    I used jumbo golden roaches. I put two on the hook for the second flattie. They were about 5in a piece. They gotta be alive though. THE LIVE-ER the BETTER.!!!