Fox Lake Fishing Report – August 15, 2020

Fishnetics - Fishing Report
  • Water Temp – 78 to 84
  • Clarity – 4″ to 1′
  • Water Color: Chalky green
  • Weather – Cloudy, intermittent rain, Winds build to 10 mph from NW
  • Depths – All fish caught in under 4′ of water
  • Offshore pattern on rock humps/flats/points. Most productive VERY early morning before boat traffic/pressure. Had a 20 min window before a community hole got crowded during tournament.  We were boat #2, first boat on the spot.  Pulled in 2 keepers in the first 15 minutes.  All on slow rolled hollowbelly swimbait with jighead/hook with spinner
  • Second pattern was tight against hard cover/shoreline flipping
    • Got harder after wind kicked up. Boat control
  • 3rd pattern was a frog bite where pads and slop mixed.  Bites were in alleys, pockets, open water.
    • Smaller black frog most effective
  • Caught 20+ bass
  • Culled up once for final weight of 7.64 lbs… behind 2nd by .02 lbs…. behind 1st by .1 lbs  (ouch)
  • Lessons learned
    • All fish were in typical spots one would expect from Map study.
      • too often I overthink things, and look for alternatives, but I need to trust my map study more and just work the areas better to find the pattern.  Fish are usually where they should be
    • Had to work slowly to catch them.  (slow retrieve or flip right to them)

Vincent Wondra

Obsessed with fishing since a child. Vince loves to share his knowledge of the sport, while helping encourage selective harvest and protection of the resource. He shares fishing reports, tips, tricks, and more during his never ending quest to be a better fisherman. PRACTICE CPR: Catch. Picture. Release.
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