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updated: 5/28/2014 4:26 PM

Limited no-wake conditions on Fox Chain

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The Fox Waterway Agency has issued a no-wake ruling for Zone A (from the Algonquin spillway to the Stratton lock and dam) and Zone B (from the Stratton lock and dam north to the mouth of Pistakee Lake).

But as of this writing, the Fox Chain at large has not been placed under a no-wake ruling.

Oh deer:

Even tough the whitetail rut (mating season) and deer season itself is long-passed, strange occurrences with deer can happen any time. And what happened this week could have been tragic.

A whitetail plunged from the I-90 overpass near Barrington, slamming a minivan containing a mother and her four children traveling 70 mph. And miraculously, everyone except the deer is OK.

"I'm driving, and everything was fine," said Heidi Conner. "Boom, and I have a deer lying next to me in my car," she says.

"Never in my career have I seen anything like this," said investigating State Trooper Justin Novarro.

Limited harvest:

In Wisconsin's tribal areas (ceded regions) the total daily bag limit for walleyes is five. If the lake you are fishing has a bag limit less than five, you can fish other lakes to fill your daily bag limit. While fishing, you cannot possess fish in excess of that lake's daily bag limit. Angler bag limits are adjusted according to the percent of the safe harvest that the tribes declare they will take during the spring spearing season.

Outlook's murky:

Lots of rain, in addition to high water and stained water as well as plenty of wind, has made for some tough angling. On the Fox Chain, walleye activity is still strong in current areas under and on the side of bridges. The panfish on Pistakee Lake is constant. Lake Michigan rainbow trout action is still strong, and the coho bite is slowly picking up.

• Contact Mike Jackson at, and catch his radio show 6-7 a.m. Sundays on WSBC 1240-AM.

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