River is in perfect wading condition with a slight stain. Smallmouth are good casting lipless crankbaits along current seams and slate flats with larger boulders in faster mover water. Key is to bump the bait off the rocks to draw strikes.
Thanks! I was so worried about it not raining I didn't even think about the past rain lol
Just an FYI,
River is at flood stage
I Just moved back to the area from Miami (17 years) and headed to Camp at the state park this weekend and fishing the area for the 1st time. Will be fishing from shore with my kids looking for them to land their 1st Small jaw. Any fishing reports or advice?
Please and Thank you in advance.
Please share good spot for northern pike from shore between Momence and Indiana.Thanks a lot.
Shorebound Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye on it. Looking to go out sometime next week.
Below is a link for you to check before you go to the river. If the gauge reads below 2' and you re familiar with the river it is wadable, but as always use caution. The ideal level is 1.8" or less and the current around 1,800. Much fast than 2,000, and you don't know where you are wading you can get swept off your feet pretty easily. There is a 3rd spot you can select on the page to show the water temp. I'm sure you can read a thermometer. The water level is 4.2" and the current is at 15,200 cubic feet per second; way too dangerous.