DuPage River, Will County

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9/5/18 @ 8:31 PM
Jbhunter223
Jbhunter223
USER since 7/23/18

I’ve been avoiding the river since it’s so high and muddy. Guess I should give it a shot. My brother and I had good luck with the drop shot the last couple times out.  Tried the bigger size chatter bait 3/8oz?  In chartreuse with no luck.  

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9/4/18 @ 8:21 PM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Then the rain blew up the flows quite a bit. Had an off day Tuesday so hit the river again. The fish continued to feed heavily but I probably missed or lost almost twice what I landed. All smallmouth today. 

DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
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9/4/18 @ 8:19 PM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Was out Labor Day morning and found a very hot bite. Lots of fish with both largemouth and smallmouth landed but not a lot of size to the smallies with nothing over 13". Did get a dandy largemouth. All fish on Gulp minnows.

DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
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8/29/18 @ 7:13 AM
Bassbutcher
Bassbutcher
USER since 8/29/18

I started throwing a drop shot rig a month ago with much success. Really works well moving through grass and rock. 

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8/25/18 @ 11:44 AM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

3" Gulp minnows skimmed across the surface like fleeing minnows got a good mix of brown and green fish. Fish were concentrated and very active. 

DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
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8/15/18 @ 7:00 PM
jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

Really nice to see that little river produce that kind of quality so consistently :)

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8/14/18 @ 6:53 PM
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Jbhunter223
Jbhunter223
USER since 7/23/18

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

Went out Sunday morning for a couple house. Caught a mix of largemouth and small.  Biggest was 17”. The rest were around 14”. The 17”er was kind of odd shaped. Almost looked like more of a largemouth.

Edited on 8/14/18 6:55 PM
DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
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8/10/18 @ 8:41 AM
Jbhunter223
Jbhunter223
USER since 7/23/18

@jmdog I haven’t been out because I thought the high water would have them not biting. Good to see your out catching some!

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8/8/18 @ 10:53 AM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Hit three spots after the rain had raised levels and lowered clarity a bit. Landed mostly largemouths with a couple good fish mixed in. Got one smallmouth and lost another to a jump. Also hooked into the biggest channel cat I've seen this far north but lost it while it thrashed. It was a real dandy. 

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DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
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8/7/18 @ 1:54 PM
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Jbhunter223
Jbhunter223
USER since 7/23/18

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

Made it out for a couple hours on Friday afternoon.  Only caught 2, but they were 2 good ones.  Eel grass is getting worse by the day. Water is very clear and low. 

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