Busse skunkings

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Busse skunkings

Postby Rambler » Oct Thu 29, 2020 11:52 am

I've hit Busse 4 times in the past 2 weeks - twice shore fishing & twice canoe fishing. Skunks all around.

Last week canoe fishing with my best friend we fished for 4 hours without even a hit. Nothing, zero, zip. What the hell happened to them tying on the feedbag in the fall?

Stopped by Arlington Pool yesterday. Nothing doing there either. Talked with other guys who said the DNR shocked the pool on Tuesday & took the fish back up to the main pool. One guy said they pulled a 17" walleye out.
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Brett » Oct Thu 29, 2020 1:16 pm

Have you thrown anything with muskies in mind?
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Rambler » Oct Thu 29, 2020 2:06 pm

I target bass at Busse. But yesterday I tried spoons & Mepps sinners & like I said, nothing.
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Thu 29, 2020 4:08 pm

Any south pool tries in there?
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Rambler » Oct Thu 29, 2020 4:26 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:Any south pool tries in there?

Nope. We've considered it a couple times but keep defaulting to the main. Crazy because earlier this year I fished the south from shore & thought the south looked promising. Maybe next year.
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Grain » Oct Thu 29, 2020 7:11 pm

Never been to Busse :( Really planned to take kayak there this year and did not in the end.
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Busse Jim » Oct Thu 29, 2020 10:44 pm

Sorry Rambler, just can't resist!
Rambler wrote:Talked with other guys who said the DNR shocked the pool on Tuesday & took the fish back up to the main pool. One guy said they pulled a 17" walleye out.

A whole 17 incher :sarcasm: I remember a few yews ago hearing, from them at the shaumburg show, they shocked a 12LB eye from below the Dam and reintroduced it to the main, along with a 40 inch ski :D

Sorry bout the skunks. :(
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby RonG » Oct Fri 30, 2020 7:33 am

Those fish are gone. Long ingested, digested and pooped-out by the bucket brigadiers. The DNR should spend their time electroshocking the poachers instead of the few and far between fish. :idea:
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Rambler » Oct Fri 30, 2020 4:59 pm

Ron - went off your meds again, didn't ya...
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Skifish1 » Nov Mon 02, 2020 12:34 am

Caught a lot of bass at busse slowly working chatterbaits with big trailers, less slow rolling spinnerbaits. That ended about 10 to 12 days back when water dipped below mid 40s. Once water temps get below 45 or 46 its all teeth with fish, and they have been biting decent dpr, kish, rock
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby jonny2can » Nov Mon 02, 2020 1:35 am

Seen a post in a Facebook page that a walleye was caught in salt creek in wooddale area.. he wouldn't tell me at first where but I got wooddale out of him. He wouldn't give me the exact location. Don't blame him. Seemed legit to me.
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby jonny2can » Nov Mon 02, 2020 1:44 am

Not my pics so I cropped out their faces.. pretty neat how they are starting to spread from busse
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Re: Busse skunkings

Postby Skifish1 » Nov Mon 02, 2020 6:42 am

you will get some transients from time to time anywhere in salt creek that may make it down to des plaines river and once there they stay there wont be heading back up the creek. For the most part though they will be stuck up within a half mile of busse dam. Mostly what you have in wooddale area is small bass and big carp, ive fished northern dupage salt creek a lot but only caught one walleye and fumbled a 2nd but really they dont want to be in the stinky creek that is high percentage treatment plant water, they would rather be in the lake or down in the des plains for various reasons.
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