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I hit the DPR in Park Ridge with Rudy as the sun was going down yesterday and caught the little guy below on a green spinnerbait.



This morning I decided to do some exploring in the Melrose Park stretch and found some decent spots but spinnerbaits just weren't working no matter what the color or blade type. I switched to an orange husky jerk that I bought a while back in Door County and it was the key. I ended up catching the little guy below on a long pause between jerks . . . then lost the lure on the very next cast :evil:.



Exploring new areas was a lot of fun. The DPR is full of pike and you can find them pretty much anywhere!
 

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Islandfisher said:
then lost the lure on the very next cast :evil:.
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Nice Pike Sean and what a way to discover new areas... Awesome!

I am guessing you forgot to Re-Tie after the pike on the Orange Jerkbait. We've all been there! :oops:
 

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That's ok....now you have an excuse to go back to Door County. Nice outing(s). Yep the more DPR reports I see the more I convinced it is full of pike!
 

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WrenchingnFishing said:
I am guessing you forgot to Re-Tie after the pike on the Orange Jerkbait. We've all been there! :oops:
Actually I was so excited after catching the pike that I cast it right into a tree :oops:.

InfamouzFisherman said:
nice pike. I lost 3 spinnerbaits last summer ha
LOL, I lost $25 bucks or so in baits in the last three days.
 

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It looks like the cost of lures was well worth the action you guys had. Things like casting into trees just seem to be Murphys Law. It seems everytime I creep the trolling motor up to a great looking spot my cast or my partners cast lands in a bush, or around a dock post, etc, etc. At least you got a nice fish before sacrificing it to the bait gods.
 
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