Went to JJs to pick up dozen roaches and went to the Hoffman Dam. I was pretty cold the lines on my guide were freezing. I didn't catch anything but i did learn a lot. People keep tellin me patcience at the DPR will pay off and hopefully it does. I followed the river down for a while. I did get a hit though on a spinner. It was about 15 feet from shore and it was a small pike. Just happy to get a bite. Can't wait for next weekend. Hopefully this warm weather will thaw out the Harbors so i can get to catchin some smallies. and salmon. The current at the Des Plaines was fast a lot of rocks to. It was nice to get out once again.