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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 03:55pm - Dec 16,18 
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Bank fished 87th slip this month a couple of times did ok the fish were brightly colored although recently the bite has shutdown.
Question when fished recently at 89th near a few docked barges noticed the perch were pale in color they looked healthy otherwise but color was just not vibrant at all.
Any thoughts ?

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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 07:24pm - Dec 16,18 
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I don't know about perch but I've heard walleye coloration depends how much time they inhabit weeds.

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Post Posted: 04:57pm - Dec 17,18 
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In my experience, fish turn pale when they are in stained water.

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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 06:38am - Dec 18,18 
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Usually the pale looking fish are fresh in off the lake this time of year and the colored up ones are resident fish that never leave the slips.

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Post Posted: 08:53am - Dec 18,18 
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Greener perch have more chlorophyl in their scales.

Fish-a-synthesis contributes toward water clarity. Large perch caught should be returned to the environment.

You should tell me where you caught them.

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Post Posted: 09:40am - Dec 18,18 
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Teapot, bank fishing at 89th the few perch hooked were pale none were over 6-7 inches none taken home the few other folks there caught the same pale perch as well.
Not much of a bite there at all as they seemed to have left the slips.

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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 11:29am - Dec 18,18 
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Thx....looking for somewhere farther north....89th is pretty far from me.

Was thinking inland of Columbus, on the river. Drove by the area but didn't seen anyone fishing on Saturday.

I have a bass boat, but am totally unfamiliar with launching availability and associated costs in this area. Any help?

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Post Posted: 03:28pm - Dec 18,18 
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Sorry Teapot have not fished nor walked around lakefront since late 1970s since then everything has changed i hear such as parking which used to be free .

Favorite was going to the waukegan power plant used to wade in the power plants stream in winter and cast upstream watching as the setup came past waiting for that bump for the Salmon and or trout and also fished the bridge at the end of it as well.

Back then the stream would get crowed but most were good folks when someone yelled fish on in the stream everyone to his immediate would make way as the fish almost always headed for the bridge and open lake it was a lot of fun a lot of fun.
Darn i miss that.

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