September

From the south suburbs to the northwest suburbs, the Des Plaines River provides some excellent fishing opportunities.

September

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Wed 30, 2020 6:03 pm

Got out with the family twice on the canoe on the DPR. Even had the wife fishing for the first time on the dpr. Usually she just rides along. She caught 2 pike with a stick bait. Also got out with my man-wife Griefmop :wink:. The plan was to chase largemouth so he could get on more action with the fly rod. The "fall" bite for bass isn't quite there yet. Last couple of years the females were biting hard into December so we got time. I did get 14 bass and brute northern pike. Griefmop got a handful of bass with the fly rod which in my opinion is the most obnoxious way to fish there is :lol:. What an unrelaxing, pain in the ass that must be for you guys that do it :wink: :lol: .


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Re: September

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Wed 30, 2020 6:15 pm

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Re: September

Postby Hatchetman » Sep Wed 30, 2020 7:01 pm

that pike is a monster! what did you use?
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Re: September

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Wed 30, 2020 7:30 pm

Hatchetman wrote:that pike is a monster! what did you use?



Was caught with a 2.5 Chartreuse KVD square bill which is a go to bait for fall largemouth for me. Lucky catch.
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Re: September

Postby FishinMatt » Sep Wed 30, 2020 7:36 pm

Now that is a pike!
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Re: September

Postby threeats407 » Sep Wed 30, 2020 9:12 pm

FishinMatt wrote:Now that is a pike!
Sure is! From what I'm seeing near me the thing would have to get out and portage. Going over the river on Central near Oakton CC you need to slow down for construction. which gives time for a better look. I can't recall ever seeing the huge swatches of river bottom exposed like I have these past few weeks yet the nearby gage shows 8ft.
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Re: September

Postby RonG » Oct Thu 01, 2020 12:54 am

Nice job Marcus and fam!
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Re: September

Postby ganz1960 » Oct Thu 01, 2020 5:53 am

Awesome! Great fish, pics, and post.
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Re: September

Postby joetrain » Oct Thu 01, 2020 7:01 am

Waiting for some Jake caught pike.
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Re: September

Postby Lip_Yanker » Oct Thu 01, 2020 7:52 am

Very nice as usual Aux. The boy looks hangry, you should carry some Snickers for him so he doesn't have to chomp on a hammer handle. :lol:


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Re: September

Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Thu 01, 2020 10:20 am

joetrain wrote:Waiting for some Jake caught pike.
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Its coming. Ill be going up north next week to sit in a boat for 10hrs a day and not catch anything (musky fishing). When i get back will definitely hunt big larrys on the kayak before I settle into my winter pike from shore routine.
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Re: September

Postby cyanatic » Oct Thu 01, 2020 3:52 pm

Dang, nice fish Aux! If I needed any further convincing to start fishing the DPR this is it! And to think I used to pretty much give up on fishing by October. The more you know...
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Re: September

Postby Rambler » Oct Thu 01, 2020 3:58 pm

Your pics make the DPR look like a stream in the north woods. Great fish & kids shots.
Keep calm and fish on...

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Re: September

Postby BrookeT » Oct Thu 01, 2020 4:04 pm

Love your DPR updates! Keeps me motivated knowing someone is pulling monsters out of there!
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Re: September

Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Thu 01, 2020 5:00 pm

Chartreuse KVD is the shizzbomb. I'd like to see some more flows to get the fall bite going, but you're still managing to pierce some lips out there. Consistency is your middle name.
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Re: September

Postby mike son » Oct Thu 01, 2020 7:37 pm

Some quality family time and a nice gator! You had me laughing, can confirm, fly fishing is "an unrelaxing, pain in the ass".
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Re: September

Postby DPMike » Oct Thu 01, 2020 7:41 pm

Great pics and fish. What a wonderful family outing, nice job!
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Re: September

Postby ohoffm » Oct Fri 02, 2020 5:57 pm

Nice fish and post. Way to get the whole family involved and catch a beast pike
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Re: September

Postby ccorso » Oct Sun 04, 2020 11:13 am

Outstanding pike!! And thanks for reminding me why I don't fly fish :lol:
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Re: September

Postby matt_ski » Oct Sun 04, 2020 7:16 pm

ccorso wrote:Outstanding pike!! And thanks for reminding me why I don't fly fish :lol:


I share the sentiment. My 8 weight collected more dust than fish.

Quality fam time and nice fish!
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Re: September

Postby Skifish1 » Oct Sun 04, 2020 8:01 pm

Family floats are better then the old floatilla days but i have to admit the drunk guy flipping under the train bridge was hysterical.
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Re: September

Postby badger75 » Oct Wed 07, 2020 2:38 pm

Great post, pics, & fish!
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Re: September

Postby Grain » Oct Sun 11, 2020 9:36 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:2.5 Chartreuse KVD square bill which is a go to bait for fall largemouth for me. Lucky catch.


Great advice. I grabbed a tiny 2" chartreuse/blue Big-O today (gift of the river!) and it was smashed equally hard by pike and bass. Now I feel I need a bigger one.
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