I lied - 10/18/2018 AND 10/19/2018 ***

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I lied - 10/18/2018 AND 10/19/2018 ***

Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 3:27 pm

The last mid-week day of my fishcation. That river is hopping right now man. Stuck exclusively to the main stem from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. 1/8th oz jig with a 4" Gulp minnow did all of the work. Oddly, the 3" variety of the bait didn't earn a sniff, even from dinks. The average size of the largemouth I've been catching may be the best I've personally experienced.

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More red eye bass.

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And yellow mud bass.

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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 3:31 pm

And my PB Dupe cat, although I lost a bigger one early this year as a matter of fact.

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I like fuzzballs and icky spiders.

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And I'm pretty good at making friends. This dude parked on my hand while he was munching on something.

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I had a great view of a bald eagle as well. This is the second time I've seen one on this stretch and have spotted them as far north as 87th street. Unfortunately it was mid flight so no good photo opp.
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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby Garbageman57 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 3:53 pm

Nice largemouth on the duper. Love your mixed bag outings. U can have all the garden spiders they are huge and i hate them. I have not seen a bald eagle yet on duper just on fox.
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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby DonR » Oct Thu 18, 2018 7:05 pm

Fantastic report, photos and results! Those bass are huge!
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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby vman01 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 9:32 pm

If n there is a nice way to end a fishcation well that would be it.
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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Thu 18, 2018 10:24 pm

Those are some chunky monkeys brother Dog. Super duper outing and very happy to hear the fishcation ended on a high note for you.
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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby polishfly » Oct Fri 19, 2018 8:33 am

seems like a lot of the rivers are beefing up with the largie populations! Nice work out there
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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby JB » Oct Fri 19, 2018 12:27 pm

Nice string of largies there all chunks.
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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby RonG » Oct Fri 19, 2018 12:39 pm

Nice bugs!

I'm a bit disappointed with the progress of your facial hair growth at the end of your stacation. You should be in Grizzly Adams territory by now.
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Re: 10/18/2018

Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Fri 19, 2018 3:09 pm

You had me scouting the dupe on Google maps after my appointment in Lombard the other day. Lol, everything is still blown out up here. Been jonesing for some flow.
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Re: I lied - 10/18/2018 AND 10/19/2018 ***

Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Fri 19, 2018 5:10 pm

Ok so Friday ended up being the last weekday of my fishcation. I had an appointment fall through and had two hours to play with. I can't believe how many fish are piled into two holes. Rainy and windy, but no slowdown in the bite.

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The rock bass are inhaling whatever they can fit down their throats.

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Even got suckface to come out and play.

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This guy wasn't willing to fish with me. I think the hood scared him off.

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Re: I lied - 10/18/2018 AND 10/19/2018 ***

Postby Garbageman57 » Oct Fri 19, 2018 10:20 pm

Some nice largemouth man. Im jelly on the fishcation.
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Re: I lied - 10/18/2018 AND 10/19/2018 ***

Postby mike son » Oct Sat 20, 2018 10:19 am

Nice fish. Lots of largies for the dupe
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Re: I lied - 10/18/2018 AND 10/19/2018 ***

Postby ccorso » Oct Sat 20, 2018 12:58 pm

Great report! You really have it dialed in, those are some nice chunkers
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