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New to site with bass to show

Aug Sat 29, 2015 7:52 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm new to the site. I've been trying to join for about a month now and was having trouble activating my account. I'm glad I can finally partake in the discussions.

I'm primarily a muskie/pike guy, been fishing for them nearly my entire life. But just this summer started getting more into bass and taking advantage of some of the hotspots the Chicago area has to offer.

These are two of my biggest caught out of Lake Arlington, both of these fish caught and released over the past few weeks. Got them on soft plastics rigged either weightless or drop shot (which are both two completely new styles of fishing for me, trying to get proficient at them.)
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Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Sat 29, 2015 7:55 pm

Nice fish. Welcome aboard.

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Sat 29, 2015 8:05 pm

First..welcome to WCF. Nice catches! The drop shot rig IMO is one of the best fish producing presentations especially in the hot summer months. It takes a lot of patience but will produce bigger fish. Keep honing your bass skills it will pay off. :thumbup:

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Sat 29, 2015 8:31 pm

very nice bass. its good to see posts from that lake. those are quality fish from a lake that is under respected.

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Sun 30, 2015 11:54 am

Solid fish. Welcome to the site! Never fished that lake; may have to check it out after seeing your haul.

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Sun 30, 2015 1:46 pm

Welcome! Some nice fish from that pond! I love muskies myself and find it hard to go after anything else these days.

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Sun 30, 2015 4:48 pm

Thanks everyone! This style of finesse fishing has taken awhile for me to get used to, but it pays off when you feel that tug at the end of the line

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Sun 30, 2015 6:00 pm

Nice fish!!!! Welcome to the site!!!!

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Mon 31, 2015 12:51 pm

OP where do you go for pike locally? I caught my first one this week in Kankakee river. I'm trying to switch over from bass.

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Mon 31, 2015 3:38 pm

You're going to have to talk to some of the other guys on here, I'm still trying to figure that our myself.

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Mon 31, 2015 3:42 pm

Very nice man, welcome!

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Mon 31, 2015 4:19 pm

Nice bass, ccorso! I used to live in Arlington Hts about 12 years ago, but never hit Lake Arlington, just rode the bike path. Come out for ice fishing and you'll see some good pike. Also several guys fish the Des Plaines River and do well on pike there. Welcome to WCF, it's the best site around by far.......LZ

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Mon 31, 2015 8:32 pm

holy shit!! look at ur avatar fish, thats whats up

Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Mon 31, 2015 10:28 pm

We got Muskie's here.
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Re: New to site with bass to show

Aug Mon 31, 2015 10:35 pm

And some nice ones
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Re: New to site with bass to show

Sep Tue 01, 2015 8:01 am

Welcome to the site man!! Lots of good guys here!

Re: New to site with bass to show

Sep Tue 01, 2015 8:49 am

Welcome to the site , Nice lookin Bass :thumbup:

Re: New to site with bass to show

Sep Tue 01, 2015 8:51 am

Skifish1 wrote:very nice bass. its good to see posts from that lake. those are quality fish from a lake that is under respected.
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