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DuPage River, Will County

DuPage River, Will County
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8/17/19 @ 10:40 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

Hit a couple hundred yards of east branch this morning. Green and brown bass were very active, which has been pretty consistently the case all summer. Bagged around ten in under three hours with plenty of missed chances. 

7/31/19 @ 9:16 PM
Jbhunter223
User since 7/23/18

Melfish

Are you fishing from shore or wading?  

7/31/19 @ 9:07 PM
Melfish
User since 7/31/19
I have become really pro at catching largemouths, but I really want to start fishing for smallies. I tried near Hammel Woods and by Plainfield Electric Park today. No luck. I tried small plastic crayfish, and also a top water lure. Any tips? I’m sure I’m doing something wrong.

7/31/19 @ 12:33 PM
reeljameslynch
User since 7/31/19
I've had a lot of luck virtually anywhere in Plainfield but especially below, and directly underneath, the Lockport Rd bridge, theres a parking lot just west of the river off lockport rd. Theres a ton of eel grass in the duper so anywhere you see exposed rock on the bottom is going to be money. Since it's been very hot lately the smallie bite has been on fire at first light but quickly dies off around 11am. Good luck! 

7/31/19 @ 10:02 AM
Go N Fishin
MEMBER since 4/10/06

Where's a good place to park and walk in at? I'm not looking for your honey holes...just trying to get familiar with this stretch of the river.

FYI: I only catch and release

PM me if you prefer instead of posting.

Thanks!

7/29/19 @ 9:04 PM
Jbhunter223
User since 7/23/18

I didn’t realize there was so much kayak traffic on the dupe on weekends, I normally fish on week days. Didn’t affect the fishing though. 

7/29/19 @ 8:12 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent
Foldcat Fisher
User since 9/20/10

Got out on the river for a couple hours late Sunday afternoon into evening.  Non-stop traffic of people on the river but able to pick up a few after things settled down a bit.

7/28/19 @ 8:22 PM
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

Yeah the eel grass is brutal. Another reason the topwater is effective. It avoids all but the stuff that's right under the surface. 

7/28/19 @ 7:18 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F
Jbhunter223
User since 7/23/18

Hit my usual stretch today, ended up with 14 total. Mostly average 12-14”.  And one slab largemouth.  All on a number 3 mepps again. Getting tough to fish it with all the eel grass though. Saw a few monster smallies in a couple spots but they weren’t interested in the mepps. Looks like I should have tried some top water today. 

7/28/19 @ 10:30 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

Not gonna switch until the fish tell me to. They're blasting topwater all over the river right now. Multiple fish hit the lure more than once until hooked. I had a couple chase the lure coming in so hot it looked they were going to come right up on shore after the lure if I lifted it out. I only hit one stretch this morning. Just climbed in and kept wading downstream. S curves with rock/gravel bars were loaded with smallmouth and I stopped to fish these places thoroughly. 

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