Waukegan and Fox Chain sampling April/May
Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:52 AM
Weather permitting, I'm going to try and head out next weekend (either 4/26 or 4/27).
I could sure use help with nets as I have quite a few large nets that will help gather tons of fish. 3-5 additional people to handle nets would be great.
Please send me a PM if you're interested, we can then coordinate via email or right here on the forum.
Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:40 PM
The possible list is rather extensive considering only a short drive away you have the Fox Chain of Lakes which I understand are kettle lakes.
Alosa pseudoharengus Alewife
Couesius plumbeus Lake Chub
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner
Notropis heterodon Blackchin Shiner
Notropis heterolepis Blacknose Shiner
Osmerus mordax Rainbow Smelt
Lota lota Burbot
Gasterosteus aculeatus Threespine Stickleback
Pungitius pungitius Ninespine Stickleback
Coregonus artedi Cisco (and other unlikely coregonus)
All of these and many more have been collected from these locations in the past.
Isaac, I have a couple of fish I still need to scrounge up in lower portion of the state. If I get a chance to target them, I'll be sure and send you a PM.
Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:31 AM
According to fishermen, numbers have declined dramatically, but they used to go out with a seine, and fill a few 5 gallon buckets with fish in 10 minutes.
I do have enough big nets to cover a vast amount of water as long as we have six people. Two guys and the 20' bag seine shouldn't miss smelt though.
Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:39 PM
I might be free next weekend, though, if you change your date. I might even already be just barely across the border in WI and could theoretically get away.
Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:19 PM
Provided weather is even half way decent next weekend, I'm going if we have enough people to drag nets.
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