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RoeBoat

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Chain of Lakes
« on: Jun 20, 2021, 09:15 PM »
Took the annual camping trip to the chain this weekend.  Not a pure fishing vacation but we try to work a little in.  Typically time spent in a reclining lawn chair around the fire or chasing the kids here or there.

Took a couple good messes of gills/redear/crappie with a few bass and a single trout.  Most of the crappie came on trolled flicker shad in low light.  Gills were taken on wiggles in about 10-12 fow, typically fishing 6-8' deep.


fishogger

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Re: Chain of Lakes
« Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2021, 06:03 AM »
had many a fun time at the chain over the years.  sounds relaxing.  actually i met my wife up there.

some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

RoeBoat

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Re: Chain of Lakes
« Reply #2 on: Jun 21, 2021, 04:26 PM »
Really nice park, lots of good fishing and other things to do.  Just beware of the "kayak surge" on the weekend.  Saw one guy trying to wade and fly fish in the creek out of Sand and he had at least 6 kayaks within 50 yards of him, com'on man.

Rented an RV off RV Share and it worked out really well.  We were going to buy a new one this year after selling ours last year but the market has been stupid like everything else.  Government needs to stop firing the money canon, ridiculous!






rivereddy

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Re: Chain of Lakes
« Reply #3 on: Jun 21, 2021, 05:01 PM »
Yup, a favorite on this end as well.  The Canoe loop is the best of its kind in Indiana

fish on,

rivereddy

Hexagenia51

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Re: Chain of Lakes
« Reply #4 on: Jun 26, 2021, 07:51 PM »
I live about three miles from the park, so itís not much of a draw for me, kind of like my backyard with loads of people. The weekend is way more crowded than I want to deal with. But you guys have fun! Hex

Krh76

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Re: Chain of Lakes
« Reply #5 on: Jul 18, 2021, 04:27 PM »
Nice mess!

My wife and I are going up there soon. What fish are up there?  Does it vary from lake to lake?  Obviously gills crappies and trout. But perch walleyes bass?

Thanks guys

Piggyn

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Re: Chain of Lakes
« Reply #6 on: Jul 18, 2021, 08:16 PM »
Bass... Yes
Walleyes... No
Trout... Only stocked in Sand Lake and do not hold over
Perch... Not sure if there are significant numbers
Catching the lunkers of tomorrow today!

fishogger

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Re: Chain of Lakes
« Reply #7 on: Jul 19, 2021, 06:46 AM »
i wonder how many people take advantage of those trout.  back when we did there wasnt any other boats out there.  that was probably because we only fished it till the gate was maned, so it was cold. i dont think they live as long as some our other lakes either.  if you wana beat the heat take submersible lite up there.  go out just before dark and set your floats 18-25ft down over deep water.  steep drop rite out from the docks is a good spot.  when you set up your looking for those deep suspended marks on your finder.  no wind no anchor is best.  they run jump and tangle in anything they can if you dont horse them in. lol  2 guys should be able to limit by midnight that way. if the trout dont bite, you should still draw minnows and  crappie with the light.  a jig or jiggin rap will catch those.  there are better crappie lakes than sand lk in the park but thats where the trout are.  drawing on my 30 year old memory, i believe long lk was my favorite crappie lk there.  thats about all the info i can remember. lol
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

 



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