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Post Posted: 12:22pm - Jun 30,10 
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I was wondering if anyone could make any reccomendations on where to fish along the Fox? I don't have a boat and have not fished the Fox before. Any suggestions? I am all ears!

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Post Posted: 01:39pm - Jun 30,10 
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What are you looking to catch, and where are you coming from? The entire river produces fish, but in general further north is better. How much river experience do you have? It's really no different from any other in the area.

In general, hit wherever is closest and throw spinnerbaits or floating cranks in standard river structure like eddies and current breaks. Start with white or chartreuse. For bottom feeders, use a sliding sinker with live bait or cut bait, and a stop to keep 12-18" of leader ahead of the sinker. A bb splitshot works in a pinch. Look below dams and in deeper pools (if they can be spotted) and even under bridges, bounce it off the pylons and let it drift with the current (hence the floating lures). Many areas can be waded some, but if you're unfamiliar with the area use an overabundance of caution. If you have a catfish jones, use a big slider with half a dead bluegill on a 5/0 hook for flatties or use crawlers or head-hooked large minnows on a #6 or #4 for channels. Adding a floating jighead or floating propeller jighead will make a decent walleye rig.

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Post Posted: 01:51pm - Jun 30,10 
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I am not much of a catfish person. I do have some fishing experience, but mostly from a boat and on lakes. I am willing to go anywhere and fish for anything that is biting (besides catfish)...

Thanks for the tips!

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Post Posted: 11:36pm - Jul 17,10 
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Beester, you will be missing out on some good fights and some mighty good tasting fillets by passing up a chance at some nice Kitty Cats. sometimes they get a bad rap but really are a quality eatin' fish.
3-10Lb range are just right. Put the bigger ones back to make more Kittens.

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