jmdog2003 wrote:Some of the best stuff about winter fishing is the scenery and solitude. Fish are a welcome bonus, but certainly not the only enjoyable part of the quest. And just getting out beats what I've been doing. Staring at the same walls and packing on pounds.
joetrain wrote:In the past I have parked in the highlighted area. Walked to the river and waded both sides of 120.
To the NE is a discharge. A bike on the trail will get you close. When the ground is frozen would be a good time to avoid the mud.
Aux Pleins wrote:I can attest its been one of the slower winters for me as well. Usually you can count on 1 or 2 big bites out there. But its been tough and its odd because conditions haven't been bad at all. I'm probably just being pessimistic because I haven't been out as much as usual.
Good luck the rest of the way. You are due!!!
Peter Piper wrote:yesterday skunked by washington st gurnee, fukin fence on the north side of the bridge and still got ice by wadsworth today. should be a good spring. say it.
joetrain wrote:Steve I tried to reply to your pm with a picture but I kept getting an error message. The picture posts here though. Weird.
Anyways I donâ€™t know what hook size I use. I like the hook gap to be wide enough that the hook point protrudes out of the body of the bait. No need to bury it. I have also added a small treble for a stinger hook.
Winters here are good. Hovering around freezing in the morning but warming up to 40-50s maybe 60 in the afternoon. Since before Christmas I switched over to catfishing. https://www.windycityfishing.com/forums ... 66#p968556
We had a good amount of rain a few weeks ago and the Corp has been pulling water out of the lake since. Itâ€™s now about 3 feet lower than normal pool.
Iâ€™m a novice at catfishing but from what I have read skunks or 1-2 fish a day are whatâ€™s to be expected. I have had those days and multiple fish days too.
One other positive is I no longer own a snow shovel.
Aux Pleins wrote:1 or 2 pike on my last 3 kayak outings, all February. Seen Skifish out there. Got 2 bass in one outing the other day from shore while using a Jake for pike. I thought that was interesting.
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