River fishing & some weird stuff

Excellent fishing opportunities in the western suburbs.

River fishing & some weird stuff

Postby Rambler » Mar Sat 27, 2021 12:58 pm

Yesterday I hit the main branch of the Dupe at Hammel Woods. Spent a few hours wading. All I have to show for it is a lost lure.

I sat on a log for a while & listened to the woods. The migration is beginning. There were redwings calling, a cardinal singing and across the river, a song sparrow sang (what else?) No other signs of life accept for some traffic noise on Rte 52.

After a while I packed up and headed for the little creek that flows under the I&M west of Channahon. On my way to the creek from the parking lot & tossed a small, pink jig with a white twister into the canal. Caught a nice, little bass on my 2nd cast. A couple casts later I landed a nice crappie. Didn't take pics since my camera was in a waterproof bag & I was feeling lazy. Then I got ambitious and got it out just in case I caught another. A few cast later another bass took it and then a bit later another crappie. Got shots of both of them.

Walked on down to the creek which was in full flow. Spent a few more hours wading upstream without any luck. This is only the 2nd time in many, many years I've been skunked in that creek.

On my way back to the car I spotted someone's discarded commode laying in the woods. Now why on earth would they do that? I guess they just couldn't give a shit.

Later while driving through Channahon I spotted what is probably the only Chrysler PT Cruiser I've ever thought made sense. Except for the ones already in junkyards of course.

Good day all around.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Keep calm and fish on...

There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid
User avatar
Rambler
Rex Rgis Piscator
 
Posts: 5296
Joined: Sep Wed 03, 2014 1:25 pm
Location: Near West suburbs

Re: River fishing & some weird stuff

Postby Grain » Mar Sat 27, 2021 4:54 pm

There's a guy somewhere nearby who'd done that to Miata.
Grain
Fishing Fanatic
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Jul Tue 12, 2016 11:34 pm
Location: Buffalo Grove

Re: River fishing & some weird stuff

Postby Rambler » Mar Sun 28, 2021 8:14 am

Best conversion of that sort I've ever seen was years ago in Munising, MI. Kid had a 4WD '57 Chevy Nomad. Probably needed a ladder to get in & out.
Keep calm and fish on...

There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid
User avatar
Rambler
Rex Rgis Piscator
 
Posts: 5296
Joined: Sep Wed 03, 2014 1:25 pm
Location: Near West suburbs

Re: River fishing & some weird stuff

Postby jonny2can » Mar Tue 30, 2021 1:34 pm

Ha looks like a car from the newer mad max movie fury road!
jonny2can
Fishing Czar
 
Posts: 427
Joined: May Thu 19, 2016 5:58 am

Re: River fishing & some weird stuff

Postby badger75 » Apr Thu 01, 2021 11:38 am

"On my way back to the car I spotted someone's discarded commode laying in the woods. Now why on earth would they do that? I guess they just couldn't give a shit."

I think that is a shitty thing to do!

Rambler - glad you got some fish.
User avatar
badger75
Fishing Czar
 
Posts: 850
Joined: May Fri 12, 2017 10:36 am
Location: Batavia, IL

Re: River fishing & some weird stuff

Postby Rambler » Apr Thu 01, 2021 11:56 am

badger75 wrote:I think that is a shitty thing to do!

Haha!
Keep calm and fish on...

There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid
User avatar
Rambler
Rex Rgis Piscator
 
Posts: 5296
Joined: Sep Wed 03, 2014 1:25 pm
Location: Near West suburbs

Re: River fishing & some weird stuff

Postby Lip_Yanker » Apr Thu 01, 2021 12:54 pm

There is no PTC that ever made sense.

Knew a guy that had a 4 wheel drive Hearse 20+ years ago, early 70s MM version if I recall. Now that was cool.
Exclusive member of Muff Divers Local #69 "No muff to tough, we dive at five."
User avatar
Lip_Yanker
Ichthyoid Artimus
 
Posts: 1210
Joined: Aug Mon 06, 2007 7:06 pm
Location: Dekalb


Return to DuPage River

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest