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Postby Teachum » May Wed 17, 2017 9:30 am

Smallmouth got me really stumped! Never seen them this way. You can see them on the beds but they are not aggressive. Through 6 different lures at them before I finally caught this girl a little over 18"
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Re: Kankakee

Postby SmalliesNEyes » May Wed 17, 2017 9:41 am

If you're seeing smallies on beds in the Kank throw a hellgramite imitation. It drives the smallies nuts on the Kank.
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Re: Kankakee

Postby Rambler » May Wed 17, 2017 11:30 am

Reminds me of once years ago I was fishing the DPR just No of North Ave. Saw a 30" pike hiding under a log & chasing small fish. I threw EVERYTHING at it & couldn't get it to come out. Guess I should have gone ninja...
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Re: Kankakee

Postby travelingfisherman » Jun Sat 10, 2017 10:32 pm

Nice smallie
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Re: Kankakee

Postby WetWader » Jun Mon 12, 2017 12:14 pm

it doesn't matter what you throw at a smallie 98% of the time if it's locked on a bed it will eat it. You just need to make it mad. Wiggling small senkos frantically on a drop shot usually tends to speed up their aggression the quickest. In addition make numerous pitches to speed up the time table.
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