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Smallmouth

Postby roleplayaj1324 » Apr Wed 19, 2017 10:06 am

I lived in the city my whole life and never fished the lakefront. Now I live in the country and want to fish for smallies. Anybody know if they're coming in yet?
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby Darkstar72 » Apr Wed 19, 2017 10:46 am

What country do you live in? :lol:

In all seriousness, there's a lot of guesswork we'd have to do that you can help us with if you let us know where you live. Town name is sufficient to get some help.
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby roleplayaj1324 » Apr Wed 19, 2017 12:27 pm

I live near dekalb. So I fish the south branch of the kishwaukee for smallies. But I want to try Lake Michigan for some big girls and before I make the drive I was just wondering if anyone's had any luck or seen them in the harbors and what not.
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby jhillman17 » Apr Wed 19, 2017 2:27 pm

haven't heard of anyone having any luck so far this year along the lakefront yet.
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby Rambler » Apr Wed 19, 2017 3:59 pm

I talked with a guy who swore the place to go for smallies on Lake MI is down past 95th St. Way too far for me to go but if you're committed it might be the spot.

But the ambiance along the Kish beats the snot out of the Chicago skyline for my money.
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby ScubaSteve » Apr Wed 26, 2017 9:55 pm

Hit that straight-a-way from the east side of the planetarium down to the north end of the beach. Casting out by that weird arch thing in the water always works too. It isnt much shoreline, but this spot always produces more fish than casting over by the aquarium. Weighted hook and a green senko. It can be a bit of a hassle if its windy. You're welcome!

Forgot to add: dont actually cast towards the beach from that little square peninsula. The white nosed speedo dudes have a fit.
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby jjbultema » Apr Thu 27, 2017 5:42 am

There was one caught by mistake at Montrose
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby RonG » Apr Thu 27, 2017 5:51 am

jjbultema wrote:There was one caught by mistake at Montrose


It's never viewed as a mistake to catch a smallmouth. 8)
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby Handler » Apr Thu 27, 2017 10:17 am

Plenty of smallies around now. The bites are pretty light so I would work slow. I'd tell you to wait a little longer for best fishing, but truth is that any day can be a great day. Also, decent probability for quality bonus catches, like trout and salmonoid, to be had.
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Re: Smallmouth

Postby ChiCityYaker » Apr Thu 27, 2017 12:58 pm

*psshhh* *pssshhhh*......(looks left and right)......they're biting but you didn't hear it from me. :) good luck.
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