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Hey guys. I'm hoping to make it out to the river a few times this upcoming week. If anyone wants to join me, just PM me. I'll probably be fishing before 9am or after 3pm near Foster.

As you might have noticed from my previous posts, I like to toss rooster-tail spinners in the river. While they seem to work fine for me, I'd really like to improve my jigging and soft plastics skills. If not else, soft plastics are less prone to snags than inline spinners and are cheaper to replace. And it seems to me that they're the way to go for targeting the bigger bass. (My personal goal this year is to catch a 3-lb. LM bass in the river :wink:) Arguably, they also require more skill/finese.

In the past, I've tried fishing with small (1-2") curly tails on tiny jig heads, 3-4" plastic worms and tubes off the bottom with small twitches and a slow retrieve. But so far I've only come up with one crappie with the cury tail jig and nothing on any other soft plastics.

If anyone has tips on how to improve my chances with soft plastics on the Chicago River, I'd really appreciate it :)

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Well, not much to report from two trips this week. Lost more lures than number of fish caught, which was pretty frustrating. No sizable bass worth mentioning, and the crappie action seems to have slowed down considerably as well from a few weeks ago.

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Thanks for the tips, Augy. Actually, I have tried texas rigged senkos, and in fact, also 5" green pumpkin ones -- but just once and briefly, without luck. I'll definitely try them again the next time I go out (not sure when) and will report back results.
 
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