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There are seemingly endless amounts of rivers, creeks and their tributaries throughout northeast Illinois.
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Salt Creek Thursday

Aug Sun 04, 2019 9:05 am

I hit a couple of my favorite spots Thursday afternoon. Took my UL gear to try for some dink action.

My 1st spot earned me 3 bluegills - 1st one about the size of my hand was the biggest of the day. After a while I moved to my 2nd spot. The water was low - really low - and I thought the fish wouldn't be there. Of course the 1st thing I saw was a 12" bass swimming down river. I tried to cast my lure in its face but missed. Hooked another 'gill instead. The bass went under a log where I couldn't cast because of overhanging brush.

I sat down for a rest and watched a female hummingbird flit around among the branches of a dead bush looking for spiders & other tasties. A mink was swimming downriver on the other side and a deer came down for a drink.

Drove to another spot. There was a family using SC as a beach so I had to improvise. Fished a bit upstream where I never did before. Caught another little 'gill,

Just another wonderful day in Paradise.

Re: Salt Creek Thursday

Aug Sun 04, 2019 10:52 am

I can almost picture it. It really does sound like paradise.

Re: Salt Creek Thursday

Aug Sun 04, 2019 1:28 pm

I enjoy the feverish bite of the panfish when it's on. I think I like the first spot better than the second.

Re: Salt Creek Thursday

Aug Mon 05, 2019 12:13 pm

I haven't fished SC for probably more than 30 years. Are there still big bullhead in there? Those and a stray carp or two were all I remember ever catching out of it.

Re: Salt Creek Thursday

Aug Tue 06, 2019 7:28 am

Lip_Yanker wrote:I haven't fished SC for probably more than 30 years. Are there still big bullhead in there? Those and a stray carp or two were all I remember ever catching out of it

I've never seen a bullhead in SC. There are some big carp in it though. Most of what I catch are chubs, 'gills and small LMBs.

Re: Salt Creek Thursday

Aug Wed 07, 2019 2:41 pm

I only ever fished a very small stretch on my Grandparent's property at the end of School St. in Wood Dale- Where their house was, is now designated flood plain. My Great Uncle's house and a couple other relatives houses were where that large retention pond is now.

So there's that, like you needed to know. :D
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