Ride and Fish

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Ride and Fish

Postby clumsyninja » Sep Wed 16, 2020 6:25 pm

Beautiful 80* and sunny day so I took a break from yard work and went on a bicycle ride. I zigzagged between LaSalle and Dekalb counties and fished any creek I passed over. I brought my ultra light kit with a cheap wallyworld graphite rod and a Mitchell 310X Gold reel spooled with 2lb Trilene XL. Didn't catch anything huge but a lot of small gills, crappie and an occasional largemouth. Nothing over 10". I also caught my share of creek chubs. I mostly through 1/32 oz tube jigs and a little crankbait minnow that only dives to 6". The pic is my fish and ride setup. The tackle bag stuffs easily into the tail bag and my lunch and cold drinks into the bag on the handlebars. The rod sits in a tube I cut a notch in for the reel handle to sit in and it's fastened to the frame with wire ties. There is a short piece of velcro I wrap around the rod and a fastener on the bag to keep it from bouncing out on rough trails.. This system has worked for over 6 years.
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Re: Ride and Fish

Postby joetrain » Sep Wed 16, 2020 6:46 pm

Good call on the bike. Rambler loves a “chub.”
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Re: Ride and Fish

Postby Rambler » Sep Wed 16, 2020 7:23 pm

Hah - Joe, when you're my age any chub will do.

But it's true - I love creek chubs. Your approach to fishing is right up my alley. Except for the bike. Donated mine to charity a couple months ago. It was worn out. Need to find another one.

Really dig the 2 lb line...
Keep calm and fish on...

There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid
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Re: Ride and Fish

Postby Skifish1 » Sep Sat 19, 2020 7:49 am

Nice report.
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Re: Ride and Fish

Postby RonG » Sep Sat 19, 2020 8:19 am

Nice job on the bike set up and approach.
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Re: Ride and Fish

Postby Hatchetman » Sep Sat 19, 2020 4:46 pm

nice setup!
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