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Old 11-16-2005, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Pickeral Point - South Elgin

I think this is the name of the place in South Elgin. Does anyone fish this area? There are some small islands and current. I was planning to fish there this weekend.

If you have fished it, what do you get in this area? Any muskie or pike, or all smallies?

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Old 11-16-2005, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I fished there a couple of months ago and it was pretty low compaired to how it should be. The whole area was wadeable. I did not catch anything when I went and only saw one person catch a smallie.
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Smallies are definitely going to be far and few between from here on, With temps high in the lower 30's and in the teens at night, it won't take long for the water temps to dip below the lower 40's. Once that happens, you won't see any smallies being caught. This is the time of the year to concentrate on those Walleye's.
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Hopp!


They named it pickeral for a reason :wink:

A handful of anglers flock to this spot religously this time of year in search of musky.
The water has come up some and there are now 3 areas of concern...
east side of the river,about where the park starts begins a deeper water channel that leads all the way to the eddy. Could be tricky wading.

Standing on the point of the eddy facing south and slightly east is a deep hole all the way across the slackwater to the other shoreline.

As you walk down past the first island the river splits and flows around the remaining islands and the current picks up...very tricky wading in high water conditions.

It is a nice shorefishing destination.
It seems fewer and fewer musky are caught here each year though

Storm thundersticks (oldstyle)
Red n White spoons
Bulldogs(smaller version)
Rapala shadraps with the splitbacks
are all good producers.

Good Luck

Let me know if you need more specific info :wink:
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Those are some good tips Darth.


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Old 11-17-2005, 08:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the great informatin Darth. I have fished this area once before and know of the channel you are speaking of.

I may give this area a shot on Saturday. I will probably go in the afternoon after the sun is up and the water has warmed a bit.

This will probably be my last fishing outing of the year. I am a muskie fisherman so I have plenty of baits. I have never caught a Fox River muskie yet.

I NEED ONE!
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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I am a muskie fisherman so I have plenty of baits. I have never caught a Fox River muskie yet.

I NEED ONE!
Hey Hopp,
If you are going for musky make sure you have the right equipment when you fish for them. That would include the following:

Really light action rod

6 lb test line or lighter

And a Really Big Lure

Just kidding guys, I just couldn't resist!!
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Not a prob

Best action I've seen is after 1:00pm til the sun starts to set. So I think you're timing is right on.

I've been going for a few years and have caught less than a handful of musks but I've seen MANY of them caught.
Like I said though...fewer every year.
Probably why some guys are so protective of them :wink:

The only tiger musky I've ever seen from the Fox came from this spot too.

Think I might head down right now n' check it out...I'll report back in a lil bit
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Darth checking out my spot for Saturday, now that is service with a smile. Or wait, is he going to catch the fish and leave me nothing for Saturday?

I've seen what he catches, he may leave me with nothing. Seriously, thanks Darth.

Bassbuster, are you saying I should use 6 lb test and cast for muskies? Do you realize this thread could go to 175 posts with that comment? lol

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The only tiger musky I've ever seen from the Fox came from this spot too.
u sure it was not just a musky with bright markings i do not think any tiger muskie were stocked in the chain
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