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Fished from 8:30-9:45 cold 36 degrees snowing west winds.
Bass were busting minnows over the rockpile in south pool
couldn`t get any to bite but 1 ,had to leave early cuz I was freezing,didn`t dress right !

 

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I agree with Aris, stop n' go and the yoyo retrieve for a rat-L-trap is really effective. As long as there aren't too many weeds or all that muck near shore, I like casting them parallel to shore and getting a reaction strike from the fish up shallow looking for baitfish. I've found that the rat-L-trap is a very good search bait and they've been on fire these past 2 weeks -- well especially for me down here in central Illinois. I've also used rattlin' rapalas and they work just as well. I can't imagine fishing the rat-L-trap along alot of the shoreline over there at the Glen b/c of all the weeds and how shallow it is, but I can see it working real well near the south pool or off the piers?
 

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Thanks for the information Tim. How are things down at U of I? I like the Rattlin' Rapalas better than the Rat-L-Trap. I've noticed that the weeds are a lot better at the Glen lately.
 

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Yeah for the record to everyone, Rattlin Rapala's are much cheaper than any other rapala crankbait/jerkbait. I think they're only like 3 bucks? opposed to like 6....

The U. of I has been going well toothdoc, not too busy of a semester... it's no good lol b/c I have a car down here on campus this year and I always get that urge to go fish... lol, When does fishing stop at the Glen? wasnt it in novermber sometime? that never made sense....
 

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Yeah, November 15th. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever. They close it for 6 months. I can see them closing it during the winter months because they don't want to have to deal with people falling through the ice, but 6 months doesn't make any sense.
 
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