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The water temperature is a chilly 33º. The river level is fairly high but on its way down. It is moving at a rate of 1,450 cubic feet per second. We have not heard of any safe ice on the river yet however some of the local ponds are at 3"-4".

Walleyes are biting on large or x-large fatheads and bright colored curly tails are also producing fish. Quillback Carp are also being snagged on a regular basis. We haven't heard of any muskies being caught but we know they are in there!!

Good luck out there!!
 

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In the winter they are sometimes caught up at the dams, but it is mostly smaller males. In the Summer if you can find some holes that don't see pressure you have a chance. From Yorkville down, I have found less numbers but bigger fish. I get skunked for them probably 2 out of 3 times but the rewards can be fish like this in the early Summer.
 

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This is my personal best, weight wise. It was not on the Fox however. It was at Lake Argyle in Western Illinois. I thought it was a walleye, but it turns out if was a suageye which would of been pretty darn close to the state record. Hopefully she is still swimming around waiting for someone else.
 
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