DuPage River, Will County

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11/11/17 @ 11:11 AM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

There was no rainbow trout box to check for the "Fish Targeted" portion of this fishing report or I'd have checked it. 27 degrees when I walked out this morning, perfect trout weather. With the first one, I thought I had the largest creek chub I'd ever hooked until it went airborne. But nope, it was indeed a rainbow. Ended up landing three total. Probably stockers from somewhere that got washed into the river in the October flooding. Also got into a really nice largemouth bite between 9 and 10 am. All fish on light jigs with 3" Gulp minnows. 

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11/3/17 @ 4:42 PM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
All the cold weather hasn't shell shocked the fish to the point of turning off but slower presentations are necessary. Still plenty of tugs on the line from multiple species. Light jig with a 3" Gulp minnow pulled slowly in slack water got all of the action on a sunny but slightly chilly lunch break. 

Edited on 11/4/17 3:35 PM
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DuPage River, Will County Photo
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10/21/17 @ 1:19 PM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Lots of active fish. The water is back to very fishable after all the rain. Got half a dozen largemouth in the 11"-13" range and some crappie while casting jigs/twisters during my lunch hour Friday. 

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10/14/17 @ 10:40 AM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Got a dozen largemouth on 3" Gulp or Mister Twisters on 1/8th oz jigs in the last hour before sundown last night. Heavy overnight rain just blew everything up for awhile. 

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9/17/17 @ 9:36 PM
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TC23
TC23
USER since 3/20/17

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fished the east branch this afternoon 9 bass and 1 bluegill all on mepps spinner. Largest bass 13 smallest was 9.  7 largemouth and 2 smallmouth all and all a fun afternoon

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8/29/17 @ 10:35 AM
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chaphockey11
chaphockey11
USER since 6/24/11

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Bite has been really good on the main dupage. Fish are constsntly moving, slightly changing where they group up day to day but staying in the same general areas. Keeping it simple with a two bait approach, using a small spook to cover alot of water and locate the schools, then using a jig to pick the areas apart. Not fishing for numbers, but the bites Ive been getting are good. Pictured is an 18.5-19in from Friday, and a ~20in fish from Sunday. (Lengths are from measuring on my rod, hence the uncertainty in exact length) 

Edited on 8/29/17 10:38 AM
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8/6/17 @ 11:18 AM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Climbed up into the east branch for three hours this morning, deep into mosquito country. Stopped to work about a 100 yd stretch that included two pools split by a riffle section littered with boulders and chunk rock. Got into the largemouths pretty good, mostly 12"-13"ers. But also got a tank, probably my PB on this river. She was a beauty. Totaled eight largemouths and two smallmouths, all on Gulp minnows on light jig heads.

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DuPage River, Will County Photo
DuPage River, Will County Photo
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7/30/17 @ 6:27 PM
bassball
bassball
USER since 7/25/07

Gorgeous smallie you are the man 

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7/30/17 @ 12:16 PM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Few days late on this one. The water was still surprisingly high to wade in the spot I chose to fish on the main stem and I had problem with casting angles as a result. Filled my waders a few times. Ended up with five smallmouth and a largemouth on 4" grubs. 

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7/15/17 @ 2:01 PM
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River monster
River monster
USER since 12/11/15

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

Thanks for the info.

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