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Fished The Chicago River With Neil today for two Hours, It was Very cold But I did Have success With Mr. Carp. the Fishing was considerably good Throughout the 2hour trip Were i landed Several Fish as you'll see in the Video. All were caught on 21/2" White Grubs with a 1/8 oz. Jig head.


Temperature: 16

Sky: Sunny

Wind Range: moderate ( 10-20MPH)

Wind Direction: North West

Weather trends: Cooling Considerably

Barometer: Rising

Water temp: 52

Water Color: Slightly Stained

Water Visibility: 1 Feet

Current Conditions: Moderate

Bottom Conditions: Rocky

* Georges Out Come*

Caught: 4

Lost: 1

Released: 4

*Neil's OutCome*

Caught: 0

Lost: 0

Released: 0

Fish Health: healthy


Bait/Lure Presentation: Slow

Rod Used: St. Croix 7ft Med/lite

Reel used: pFlueger presidential 10 ball bearing

Line used: 6lb vanish

Lure/Hook: 2 1/2" White Grub. Very Slow Retrieve Letting pause on bottom for 5 sec. and repeat

Bait used: ---

Beverage: Vitamin Water

Snack: ---

Repellant: ---

*Season Tally*

Season Skunks: 0

Season Fish: 45

Bass: 37

Season Outings: 5

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I just love the details

"Beverage: Vitamin Water " :shock:

What ?? no monster??? lol

YouTube...nice touch((just not a fan))

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For some reason I do not think 2 carp released back into the chicago river will make much of a difference.
Besides, something needs to eat all the nuclear waste in that river..

I remember when I worked at building on the river there used to be a barge that went up and down the river dragging crap off the bottom, and man would that barge fill up quick, and with some wierd stuff.

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Culprit said:
Nice carp George

Shouldnt u be tossing the rough fish out to help the game fish population in the river ?
there's plenty of "rough" fish in waters closer to where you guys fish also, They've been in the water systems long enough I believe there harmless, As the population of predator fish gets better each year. The newly Invasive species is what we should concentrate on.

thanks for the comments guys, It was cold out there today. Will Get you a good bass report next week, I promise the way the trends are picking up

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one question come you don't hang and fish in the WCTT events.?

Just a thought !!!!

Be fun to meet you and fish !!!!!

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I Actually Will be attending this years deep outings but as far as WWD It's to much of the shoulder to shoulder stuff for me. I'm Very excited to attend and meet all of you face to face.

I'll bring the REEL Magic :wink: (Great stuff)

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wd40 same thing & cheaper

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40
> that would hurt you..." IT IS MADE FROM FISH OIL"
> > 1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
> > 2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
> > 3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
> > 4) Gives floors that `just-waxed` sheen without making it
> > slippery.
> > 5) Keeps flies off cows.
> > 6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
> > 7) Removes lipstick stains.
> > 8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
> > 9) Untangles jewelry chains.
> > 10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
> > 11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
> > 12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
> > 13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
> > 14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
> > 15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
> > 16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
> > 17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
> > 18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Open some
> > windows if you hav!
> e a lot of marks.
> > 19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car. Removed quickly,
> > with WD-40!
> > 20) Gives a children`s play gym slide a shine for a super fast
> > slide.
> > 21) Lubricates gear shift on lawn mowers.
> > ; 22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
> > 23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier
> > to open.
> > 24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
> > 25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as
> > well as vinyl bumpers.
> > 26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
> > 27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
> > 28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles
> > for easy handling.
> > 29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them
> > running smoothly.
> > 30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
> > !
> 31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
> > 32) Keeps bathroom mir
> ror from fogging.
> > 33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
> > 34) Keeps pigeons off the bal cony (they hate the smell).
> > 35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
> > 36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
> > arthritis pain .
> > 37) Florida`s favorite use "Cleans and removes love bugs from
> > grills and bumpers."
> > 38) Protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
> > 39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and
> > you will be catching the big one in no time.
> > 40) Fire ant bites . It takes the sting away immediately and stops
> > the itch.
> > 41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark
> > and wipe with a clean rag.
> > 42) If you`ve washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of
> > laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto!
> > Lipstick is gone!
> > 43) If you spray WD-40 on the distributor !
> cap, it will displace the
> moisture and allow the car to start.
> > I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove.
> > It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the
> > burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring.
> > Remember, the basic ingredient is FISH OIL

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George W said:
but as far as WWD It's to much of the shoulder to shoulder stuff for me.
I think that is such a big misperception..there were what? 15 guys out there in the last "friendly outing"...and the "shoulder to shoulder " was not event close.!!!! can fit 20+ people at the WWD and 'then' it may become a shoulder to shoulder issue. then we can toss Augy off the west make room .....LOL

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BassCaster said:
George W said:
but as far as WWD It's to much of the shoulder to shoulder stuff for me.
I think that is such a big misperception..there were what? 15 guys out there...and the "shoulder to shoulder " was not event close.!!!! can fist 20+ people at the WWD and 'then' it may become a shoulder to shoulder issue
My Apologies for the Misconception, But I Will be Attending DEEP As for the wwd I'll hit it from time to time.

I've got really excited after today's outing I'm going to show you guys some AMAZING top water action from a pond we found And From The Skokie Lagoons. jigging For Large Mouth on Busse As well As deep crank bait fishing on busse, Were Going to cover so much this year from pan fish to musky I'm Really EXCITED!

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I'll Definitely be there, I was Heart broken when the season ended last year and i didn't get to fish one. I did End up Fishing Deep once With decent success but need to go back some more to feel comfortable on the lake. I'll Fish them as well as The Chicago river tourney I'm running as long as schedules don't run the same date I'll be there 9 out of 10 of the time.

just one rule when I meet everyone NO ONE CAN STARE AT MY TACKLE!!

lol.. just kidding, but no touching... My babies have to get fed.

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Hey George I dig the the current in that area you are fishing coming from some sort of water treatment plant? That's a pretty big area with alot of current....must hold some serious fish at times. So where ya getting these 2" grubs. Set me up!

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