Saganashkee 5/15

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Saganashkee 5/15

Postby CBatt2 » May Sun 16, 2021 5:07 pm

Fished through the drizzle yesterday afternoon. Split time between the canal and Sag. Slough.
Wound up catching a mixed bag. Channel cat, bullheads, green sunfish, crappie, and a couple bass.
Crappie was nice size (12-13" red/chart. tube) and biggest bass was about the same (Gold Pin's minnow.)
Really pretty colors on the crappie, and the bass looked like an old fish, in a short body.
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby catchafew » May Sun 16, 2021 8:16 pm

South side getting some love. Nice work!
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby ccorso » May Thu 27, 2021 11:02 am

I keep giving saganashskee slough "one more try" but always come up empty. Good to see someone have some luck out there!
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby RonG » May Thu 27, 2021 11:32 am

Purdy sagrappie!
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby JB » May Thu 27, 2021 2:48 pm

Nice crop!
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby CBatt2 » May Thu 27, 2021 5:40 pm

Thanks! I wish I could've found a bunch more!
I know crappies are supposed to be a schooling fish, but I seem to have the innate ability to find the antisocial loner.
As far as Saganashkee goes, I hardly ever fish there. It seems a body of water that size would hold decent fish, but I think it's a tough one, especially from shore. If I was going to really fish it, I'd probably concentrate on the south shoreline from a canoe or kayak.
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby Rambler » May Fri 28, 2021 7:14 am

JB - where you been?
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby JB » May Sat 29, 2021 9:57 pm

Hi Rambler
I kind of just dropped off the board as it appears. I used to post a lot in the beginning and even posted a lot of my outings and just ran out of gas. I check in lately though and it’s good to see some of the old crowd still here. I’m more of a high five guy now as opposed to posting trips. Hope you are doing well.

CBatt2 Sag used to have some quality crappie that lurked around the tall grass and cattails along shore especially during spawn. Some time back the FP or whoever cut a lot of that back which didn’t help. Plus I’m sure once the word was out about the nice crappie the bucket brigade moved in. I’m sure there are a few hold ons but just like any good thing that gets exposed, it doesn’t last.
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby Rambler » May Sun 30, 2021 8:56 am

The question JB is, are you still fishing? That's pretty much all that counts.

Interesting how folks come & go on WCF. Some like KenG stop fishing altogether. Others lose interest in posting. Some like Joetrain & Catchafew move away from Chicago but continue contributing to WCF.

Must mean there's something wrong with me - haven't left Chicago, haven't stopped fishing and keep posting. :D
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby CBatt2 » May Sun 30, 2021 4:12 pm

JB, "the tall grass and cattails" reminds me of a line from a Tom Petty song.
Yeah, the bucket heads can do a number on these places. Oh well, there's still quite a population of carp in there.
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby JB » Jun Fri 04, 2021 9:46 pm

lol now it would be nice if the bucket heads took the carp and left the desirables. Rambler I’m still fishing. It’s not a hobby it’s an obsession for me really. It’s my happy place. I have slowed a bit for the time being and sadly the kayak is gathering dust but I still get out. I try to just get outside now and soak up the outdoors as opposed to trying to devote time to fishing. Big picture is I’m still getting outside. I know you can appreciate that.
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Re: Saganashkee 5/15

Postby Rambler » Jun Sat 05, 2021 5:36 am

JB - I'm with you all the way. Getting outside is the point.
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