N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

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N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby Kamala » Nov Sun 25, 2018 11:19 am

N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Usgs 1.75, clarity 3ft, water temp. 37-39, air temp 49, cloudy, winds ESE 10-20mph, mid morning to early afternoon wade/bank fish 3 locations for 4 hours.

Threw an Erie Darter Jr on 1/8oz keeperhook into 3-8ft of protected dead slack current break/ledge areas with a mix of rock/wood/muck/moss. Slow bottom ticking retrieve. 12 bass, 11"-18".

Excellent bite for cold water, late Nov. Didn't bother trying anything else. If it would have been sunny, the bite might have even been better. Everyone have a good holiday season.
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby vman01 » Nov Sun 25, 2018 11:35 am

You did well, those are a handful.
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Postby HEDDONFROG » Nov Sun 25, 2018 1:09 pm

Man it’s nice seeing a good report from more than the 12 or so of us that do. Excellent catches and please keep the posts coming
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby Woohoodude11 » Nov Sun 25, 2018 1:19 pm

Gorgeous fish. Thanks for keeping us entertained!

HEDDONFROG wrote:Man it’s nice seeing a good report from more than the 12 or so of us that do. Excellent catches and please keep the posts coming

And yeah, what he said.
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby badger75 » Nov Sun 25, 2018 1:20 pm

I was planning to get out but got a bad cold. Now I am even more in the dumps.
Great report and numbers
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby JB » Nov Wed 28, 2018 1:46 pm

Nice Kamala! Props to you I’ve used those eerie darters as well thanks to your posts. They do work well in cold water. Thanks again for sharing that.
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby urbanHog312 » Nov Wed 28, 2018 4:00 pm

that EAS fella always used to report cold water erie darter fish. i always enjoyed your cold water smallie reports. keep em comin.
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby Kamala » Nov Thu 29, 2018 7:30 am

Thanks everyone. Don't post much anywhere. Fish the river mainly spring/fall. Summer wading is just too hard on my lower back and joints as I have gotten. I like other cold water plastics, but these are a first choice.

I fish more urban ponds and such since they are closer to home, and some are 10 min away. Some are real gems.

Had a unreal late May morning, where me and a partner caught 30 largemouth 3-6lbs in 5 hrs. Easily over 100lbs of bass. Incredible morning.
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby grems » Nov Thu 29, 2018 1:27 pm

Nice day of fishing, glad you got out before the blizzard.

That first one looks like it took a bullet. Or a lamprey.
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby Aux Pleins » Nov Fri 30, 2018 4:44 pm

Sweet river bass. Thanks for sharing that.
Nature and shit.
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby RonG » Aug Fri 14, 2020 12:14 am

Congrats on being picked for the potential vice president slot. Does Joe Libel fish??
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Postby Rambler » Aug Fri 14, 2020 8:37 am

Ron: You gotta be pretty deparate to dig back 2 years to come up with this sort of crap.
Keep calm and fish on...

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Postby FishinMatt » Aug Fri 14, 2020 10:31 am

Rambler wrote:Ron: You gotta be pretty deparate to dig back 2 years to come up with this sort of crap.


Or a freaking genius......
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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby RonG » Aug Fri 14, 2020 12:24 pm

Rambler wrote:Ron: You gotta be pretty deparate to dig back 2 years to come up with this sort of crap.


I'm never desperate, nor am I a housewife. Maybe Kamala is a housewife. If you're a dude who chooses a Hindu lady's name for yourself on a 95% male, outdoorsman site, you have to expect a little ribbing now and then. I know I would if I called myself Susie, Gertrude or possibly RhondaG here on WCF.
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Postby Poiman » Aug Fri 14, 2020 12:36 pm

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Re: N.E. Illinois Report Nov.-23-2018

Postby matt_ski » Aug Sat 15, 2020 9:08 pm

That little smallie was me 2020.
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