Anyone fishing the spillway lately? Looking to head out this weekend to Clinton.
56° - 60° F
Had a late start but wanted to explore a few areas from shore that I've wanting to try for awhile. Stopped at the spill way first. Water is low so nothing coming over the spill way. Decided to make a few cast anyway and picked fish in first pic. 4.28lbs. Stayed 10 more minutes and moved on to next spot. Within 5 minutes at new spot caught fish in second pic. 6.63lbs. Stayed about another hour without even a bump. Moved to a few other spots and picked 3 super dinks. Not a lot of bites but I'll take the quality.
MOON PHASE (80%)
86° - 90° F
Stopped at the spillway to wet a line. I was disgusted by all the trash laying around! WTF! Why are people such slobs! Is it so hard to drop your trash in the can that sit empty 20ft away!
Other than it looking like a 3rd world river bank, fishing was slow. Landed a couple small white bass.
MOON PHASE (40%)
46° - 50° F
Looking to go somewhere over the course of the weekend. Clinton Lake is a short drive from my house (less than 2 hours) but want to take my oldest after some bigger fish.
Are there any options shore fishing for walleye or striped bass at Clinton before I head out? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
MOON PHASE (41%)
66° - 70° F
Late report from yesterday. Was down in Normal visiting daughter at school. My daughter wanted to go fishing with me like she used to. Went to the route 48 bridge area. Started off on the east side for about 30 minutes. No good. Hopped over the road to the wind blown side. Fished there 2:30-5:30pm. Daughter had a blast. She caught 14 bluegill(all about 7") one 10" crappie. She used mini mite with waxies, or just a minnow under bobber. I was throwing a 1/4 oz blade bait. Caught a 20" walleye and 2 white bass. I hooked into a number of white bass but kept loosing them. Also caught 5 LG mouth bass but all under 12". Great day to be out with my daughter AND we caught dinner!