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Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby Spincast guy » Nov Fri 20, 2020 5:45 pm

Got in some afternoon fishing in at my old stomping grounds ,hidden lake in downers grove. Bite was slow and lake has begun it's turn over but I managed one 16inch largemouth bass on a z-man chatter bait with a strike king rage menace trailer both in bluegill color.First time using a chatterbait.
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Re: Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby matt_ski » Nov Fri 20, 2020 8:01 pm

Very nice.
I have yet to catch a fish on a chatterbait. I tried so many of them and even got few jackhammers but nada. Been like that for a while now. Now give me spinnerbait and it is a game on.
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Re: Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby ccorso » Nov Sat 21, 2020 12:08 pm

Nice fish! I haven't had success on a chatter even though I've given them lots of opportunities
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Re: Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby Islandfisher » Nov Sun 22, 2020 8:39 am

Nice fish! Don't give up on chatterbaits everyone, when fishing in cloudy FP waters a blue/black chatter bait with a white trailer will smash 'em all day long. That being said, spinnerbait with the same colors will do the same.
If you're fishing slow and not catching anything, fish slower.
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Re: Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby jmdog2003 » Nov Sun 22, 2020 12:11 pm

I used to fish and jog there quite a bit a little over ten years ago. If I still lived closer, I'd still utilize it. It's a better than average forest preserve for fishing, but by the looks of it you already knew that.
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Re: Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby FishinMatt » Nov Sun 22, 2020 7:45 pm

Nice one. Chatterbait along with the Wacky rig are 2 baits in my opinion that changed bass fishing. Both have their nuances but generally are very easy to work.
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Re: Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby Spincast guy » Nov Sun 22, 2020 9:53 pm

jmdog2003 wrote:I used to fish and jog there quite a bit a little over ten years ago. If I still lived closer, I'd still utilize it. It's a better than average forest preserve for fishing, but by the looks of it you already knew that.
I use to live 10 min from there , use to fish it hard 4yrs ago...my personal best bass came out of there about 4yrs back at 21 inch .I live in homer Glen now and drove over there now 30 min away and broke my fall slump.
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Re: Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby Spincast guy » Nov Sun 22, 2020 9:54 pm

FishinMatt wrote:Nice one. Chatterbait along with the Wacky rig are 2 baits in my opinion that changed bass fishing. Both have their nuances but generally are very easy to work.
FishinMatt wrote:Nice one. Chatterbait along with the Wacky rig are 2 baits in my opinion that changed bass fishing. Both have their nuances but generally are very easy to work.
I would add the ned rig as well.
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Re: Return to old stomping grounds!

Postby Spincast guy » Nov Sun 22, 2020 9:57 pm

Islandfisher wrote:Nice fish! Don't give up on chatterbaits everyone, when fishing in cloudy FP waters a blue/black chatter bait with a white trailer will smash 'em all day long. That being said, spinnerbait with the same colors will do the same.
I am just discovering chatterbait so I'm late to the dance. It broke my fall slump as I also connected at local pond as well which hasn't produced in over a month for me.Got 2.with same bluegill color
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