Caught these yesterday fI she'd for 2 hours (630 to 830 am) all caught with plain hook and nightcrawler on a slip bobber
61° - 65° F
Fished a private gravel pit in Northern Illinois for an hour and picked up 4 bass. Threw a 4" paddle tail for the first 30 minutes and had no action at all. Switched to a black with blue Chatterbait and picked up 4 bass using a straight retrieve at a normal speed.
Fish were on fire during the storm yesterday, crappie and bass in shallow wind blown bay, 2-3 fow on a small local pond. Some crappie in tuxedos already. Small mini mite jig and gulp minnow in pearl white, first tipped with a waxie but then no need sine the fish hit bait within seconds it hit the water. Got hit with hail which was a surprise.
46° - 50° F
56° - 60° F
Got out this weekend, Finding bass and perch relating to shallow rock bars on points. And crappies in wood along the shores. Took out the kayak and had fun catching those, and just before dark once back to the docks, I hooked this 27" walter while fishing for crappies. Using 4lb test and a crappie minnow in 4' of water. She was nice and healthy. Quick pic and off she swam. Stay Safe out there.
Went out for couple hours this afternoon on a local pond. Shoreline is deteriorating, had to be cautious when getting on as the ice cracked in some parts with open water in some areas. In the middle it was close to 4 inches, but I highly doubt that small ponds will hold ice till next weekend. This weekend might be it for local ponds. Now the fishing part, the bite was hot non-stop, used spikes, switched to gulp alive minnow and crappie would hit that too. Not much size as most were 9.5 inches, but they sure made up in numbers. Next several days look good so get out if you can.
Any suggestions for lake/lagoon fishing in Cook County?
I put her back to keep swimming maybe some one else has a chance
Trophy fish Natureboy, congrats!
41° - 45° F
Got out yesterday with my daughter and her new boyfriend and my father in law for 3 hours from 330 til 630 . we hammered gills on jigs and plastic and we got 2 nice bass on tipups and 3 huge crappie . my daughter s boyfriend got his best ever a 15incher and i got a huge 16incher both on tip ups with large fatheads.
Easy killer what kind of fish are you going for? lol