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Old 11-11-2015, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Broke the fifty fish mark on Salt Creek

I have not had many opportunities to go fishing in the last two months. Shopping for a new car, fall programs and two buddies who want to focus on nothing but hunting have limited my opportunities. That and I was unfortunate enough to be a victim of a garage break in where I lost a few poles. In the times I have been out I've been focusing my efforts on Salt Creek. Most of the fish weren't big, but the number of species I caught was surprising. White and black crappie, white and yellow bass, three species of sunfish, about half a dozen yellow perch and a ton of largemouth. This was the biggest one at around 15 inches.



I'm at over sixty fish in the last two months on the Creek and as long as the weather holds that number should continue to go up. Almost all fish came on artificials, with a 1 inch yamamato shad catching the majority of them. In other nature news, with this warm weather the snakes have been active, some late snapping turtle hatches are occurring and some big ol' katydids and fishing spiders have been making an appearance. If you're planting native seeds like I am, next week should be good when it cools down. Once we get the first good killing frost, start your native gardens. Ice isn't here yet folks!
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It's amazing the recovery that has occurred. Walleye as well.
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Impressive numbers anywhere especially Salt Creek. I've never seen perch on Salt Creek another awesome find. Congrats on the great day.
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The creek has some nice fish for sure. I've talked to some crappie fishermen who swear up and down they've caught 15 inchers. Of course a lot of those anglers keep the fish they catch. I've caught a few two pound largemouth this year and a lot of panfish. In some areas the trails near the creek wash out during floods and the gravel settles to create some good bottom. There's some deep water in some areas (5 feet or more) where a lot of crappie congregate too. The perch surprised me but I don't even want to speculate where they came from. I always like surprise catches!
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a good starting point to wade Salt Creek? I am in Lake County
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Are there an access points for a canoe on the salt creek?
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Are there an access points for a canoe on the salt creek?
You can probably launch from Graue Mill.

Protip: Go upstream.
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