Sag quarry finally! 6/15

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Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby jonny2can » Jun Mon 15, 2020 1:36 pm

Finally open and got out early this morning. Walked about 90% of the outer shoreline of the East quarry. Except the island that requires a walk across the logs which I always chicken out in fear of taking a swim. Weeds and cover is getting fairly thick. By end of the month my guess is it will only be frog fishing except on south shoreline. Caught a bunch of smaller bass and even a few micro ones. Walking back from the far back east side I tried one more corner I had success in the past and got hammered instantly by a hog. Choked my keitech swing impact bluegill flash 4" on a keitech round jig head 1/16 oz. Hooks are sharp and better be for what they cost. Didnt even realize i set it upside down with paddle tail facing wrong way but it worked still! I was nervous as hell when I got this hog to the rock ledge of the shoreline cause I was using the new line I never caught a fish with before today. Thought for sure it was going break off trying to grab it but it held thankfully! Went only 8 lbs on this p line cause last time I got 15 lb floroclear it was a mess on the spool. I would have been so pissed if I lost this fish! Had a split bottom lip. It was not a cut but a black natural split right in the middle. Pics below.. Hard to take the pics when the sun was glaring down and couldn't see my screen but a few came out okay.
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby joetrain » Jun Mon 15, 2020 2:34 pm

Good bass. I have P line spoiled up on one of my setups. So far the only issue I see with it is the line looks deformed where I tighten the knot. I’m using an improved clinch knot. I always wet the line but it still deforms but it seems to hold fine.
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby ccorso » Jun Sat 20, 2020 11:53 am

Solid fish, nicely done!
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby Brandon » Jun Sat 27, 2020 2:17 pm

Nice group of bass!!! I’ve never fished the Sag quarries and that’s a problem. SW burbs have a ton of great opportunities.
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby ulrickaka » Aug Mon 17, 2020 6:02 am

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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby jonny2can » Aug Mon 17, 2020 8:41 am

Cool I was just thinking the other day how I could use a leather jacket in the middle of august.. smh
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby BrookeT » Aug Mon 17, 2020 8:51 am

I do love a good leather jacket, but I would take that bass over the cool vibes a new Wilson leather jacket Provide any day!
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby Rambler » Aug Mon 17, 2020 9:49 am

What a couple of smart asses. All the guy's trying to do is make a living hawking shitty, fake leather jackets by practicing totally untargeted marketing & you 2 give him shit.

I mean, really...
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby RonG » Aug Mon 17, 2020 10:16 am

ulrickaka wrote:Men'S Faux Leather Jackets
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ulric, you can go wipe your kaka with your toxic Naugahyde and polyester coats. It's going to be 87 degrees today in the Windy City and sunny. No one is going to be zipping up inside poorly constructed black PVC outfits any time soon. :thumbdown:

Try marketing them as 'Suicide Suits' to those who want to dress up like a shiny seal and swim in the shark infested waters of the east coast, just not here.
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby BrookeT » Aug Mon 17, 2020 10:28 am

Does Wilson Leather make a suede PFD?
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby jonny2can » Aug Tue 18, 2020 11:52 am

I took out my new PVC faux leather coat and tried the sag quarry yesterday evening. Focused on the east quarry as I usually do. Made it all the way to the back. Few small guys took my power worm but didn't set the hook. Fished till sunset. The bite only picked up right when sun started to get closer to the horizon. Two bass but nothing pic worthy. Bass seemed to be difficult to get out of the abundant cover to take swipe at my lures. Some giants swirling on far side of East quarry near the canal like area under the green muck. No interest what so ever in my pad crasher frog. Only seen one other angler catch a small bass. Difficult day out there for sure. One annoying occurrence was two very fast and violent hits on the daiwa neko senko I was trying out for the first time. Caught me so off gaurd I yelled "oh shit" then line went slack. Reeled up to see my worm gone and just a hook and my o-ring dangling on hook for my wacky rig. Might skip the ring next time I try the daiwa senko. I have seen some decent sized snapping turtles in this part of the quarry so possible one ripped it apart. Also I got no compliments on my cool leather jacket. Just a few odd looks. What's the refund policy? :)
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby minstrel » Aug Tue 18, 2020 4:36 pm

Hah, at least you LOOKED stylish while doing it... :D

Don't rule out bass on the wacky terrorizing, I've had bass rip them off completely as well. For the first time this year I even have had a few bite right through a senko leaving like half of it on the hook!
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby joetrain » Aug Tue 18, 2020 4:59 pm

I like senko fishing even if it is painfully slow. I enjoy feeling the “tick” on the line and then setting the hook
I gave up on o rings some time ago. Now I use tiny rubber bands and wrap them about 3 times on the worm then I hook under the wraps.
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby Rambler » Aug Tue 18, 2020 5:43 pm

I was throwing wacky worms at Lake Carlton a few years back. Something took it & started moving away slowly. Couldn't stop it or turn it. Finally the line snapped. A local told me there are big snappers in there & they do that all the time.

PS - if I ever see somebody fishing in a shitty fake leather jacket I'll stop & say hi. :D
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby RonG » Aug Tue 18, 2020 11:02 pm

Rambler wrote:PS - if I ever see somebody fishing in a shitty fake leather jacket I'll stop & say hi.


If it's a forest preserve, it'll probably just be another perv. Watch out, unless you wish to re-enter the dating scene!
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Re: Sag quarry finally! 6/15

Postby Rambler » Aug Wed 19, 2020 5:45 pm

I didn't know pervs fished. Thanks for letting me know.
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