With more free time than normal and little else to do, I have spent more time fishing the DPR in 2020 than any other year. I've fished my usual hotspots and tried new stretches of water. From Wadsworth to Romeoville and (almost) everything in between. Unfortunately, I have very little to show for it. I never could figure out any pattern with these river fish. If I was lucky enough to not get skunked, I would end up with just one or two snaky pike or a dink bass.
My luck turned around yesterday when I was able to hook into this 28" on an orange square bill in Lake county. She was tucked in tight to a fallen log right on the shoreline. The 30+" pike continue to evade me this year (as they did in 2019), but I certainly won't stop trying.
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