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5/25/15 @ 2:39 PM
4/4/12 @ 11:09 AM
56° - 60° F
56° - 60° F
Went to the river yesterday afternoon 5:00 until 7:30. Caught a nice mixed bag. 1 walleye, 4 white bass, 1 smallmouth and 1 largemouth. Threw a variety of offerings and finally started getting all of them on a red 3/8th oz. jig with green 2.5" twister. Had to reel as slow as possible.
6/12/07 @ 11:01 AM
Bad news on the Asian carp. Last Friday 6/8/07 the front page news lead for the Joliet Herald News was about Asian carp. There was a picture and story about a guy from Plainfield bow fishing on the Des Plaines by Channahon. He had two Asian carp about 15lb and 20lb. Well they are definitely above the Dresden Locks which means they are in the Kankakee. I hope they can't get over the Channahon Dam. They can easily make it over the Wilmington dam. I have seen common carp swim up and over it in the Spring.
6/2/07 @ 8:23 AM
I fish the river every month of the year and thank God I have not caught or saw any Asian carp caught. If they make it up that far and get through the Dresden Locks it won't take them long to get into the Kankakee, DesPlaines and DuPage.
6/1/07 @ 11:10 PM
5/24/07 @ 11:00 AM
76° - 80º F
I've been getting out at least once a week for the last six weeks and the fishing has been great as long as the river is down. Yesterday morning the river level was where I would expect to see it in the middle of summer? You never know what will hit next. Techniques: big minnows, (medium Roaches), with white or chartreuse jigs, in-line spinners and blade baits. Fishing in shaded areas out produces everywhere else 10 to 1. Morning has been better than any other time of day; done by 9:30. Go whack a few.
7/13/05 @ 4:38 PM
6/4/05 @ 8:20 AM
I have continued to pick up a lot of nice whitebass for the last month. I have been fishing almost every evening and doing well. The run usually doesn't last this late in the season. I attribute it to the cool weather and lack of rain. The river level is where you would expect to see it in late July or August; very low. 90% of the whitebass are over 13" which is good to see, and they are all dripping with milt when lifted out of the water. One more thing; the fishing has been best for a half hour before dark until an hour after sunset. I have never seen that with whitebass. Mornings have been slow and the fishing picks up in the late afternoon as long as the sun is beating down. Then it slows until that half hour before dark and steadily increases. The windier it is the better the fishing has been and it doesn't seem to matter which direction it is coming from.
4/12/05 @ 8:47 AM
Went to the river Sunday morning with a couple of friends. We fished for about an hour and a half and did not find a single fish. Did not see any of the indicators I mentioned in the previous post. We hit it hard and continued to moved both up and down the river and could not find fish. We probably covered over a mile in the different spots we went. I'm sure they will be back after the much needed rain we are currently getting. One more thing; they were dropping the level while we were there. That always makes for some tough conditions. We left the river, went to Braidwood, and hit the cats and bluegills. Did very well.
4/9/05 @ 7:10 PM
That's a big help. River's are new to me and I wasn't sure what to look for. I'm not interested in taking someone's honey hole! I usually find my own. But thanks for the info! I guess I've never picked up on the details you were talking about.