So grew up in the Bolingbrook area and currently in the Plainfield area for a number for years. I used to fish the Duper off Royce road in the â€˜brook for Carp and at Hidden Lakes when I worked there in the bait shop in my teen years. Now older and wiser I am looking to once again tame the great Dupage.
I am close to Rt 59 and Rt 30 and have been scouting a few areas to begin my wading experience for Smallmouth. I have checked out Electric park in Plainfield, the canoe launch off of Caton Farm, and also near the bridge on Caton Farm. I am reaching out for any suggestions on a good place to enter the water, that is relatively safe for me to test out my hip waders and attempting to fish for Smallmouth
I have traditionally been a small lake. Pond fisherman, and only hit up the rivers for Carp in the past, so I struggle with fishing with artificials in current, but am really intrigued by many of you here and on a few of the other local fishing sites. When I head out on a normal day to a pond or lake I use light tackle, and usually a worm no weight, and a rooster tail on another light rod to start. Those have been my standards forever, and some topwaters. So a jig head with tube or grub while not foreign to me, is not in my wheel house. Though I did get familiar with them in Wisconsin last year fishing for walleye.
Any suggested guidance on a staring point would be awesome, or if you are looking for some company on a local outing let me know. Thanks in Advance and sorry for the long post here.