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Met my brother-in-law at Lee's and picked up some minnows. Got to the discharge at about 10:15. No one was there when we arrived, but I saw something that totally surprised me. There was a large northern, about 30" long, swimming in front of the discharge. Here I am with a L action pole spooled with 6# line thinking how am I going to catch this guy. Well long story short, he didn't want any minnows and eventually swam away. About an hour later he was back. This time I found a Krocodile spoon in my brother-in-law's tackle box and tried that, but again nothing. :( A little while later I saw another smaller one in the discharge area. The second one was about 24" long.

I was totally surprised to see them there. I've never seen northerns there before. Anyway, we caught the usual small LMB and some panfish on minnows. I think that I saw Gither getting there on our way out. It was a beautiful day to be fishing. Not too often can you spend a November day fishing in only shirt sleeves in Chicago. 8)
 

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Very nice. I really wanted to get out today myself. Besides the dishcharge, Fox, and the big pond, open water fishing is starting to get scarce.
 

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good to know doc. i'll be heading out there for an early thanksgiving day fishing outing at the wwd.

what did your buddy catch that northern on mrb?
 

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I know that they like minnows, but those guys that I saw today weren't interested. That is a nice little northern that your buddy caught there MrB. It was about the size of the smaller one I saw today.
 

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Doc,I told u to bring a bucktail !
 

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Doc, I think that was me. lol. I saw two guys walking towards the bridge, but had no idea that was you and your brother in law.
 

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Gither, I saw you walking down toward the creek when we were walking toward the bridge. I called out your name, but I didn't think that you heard me. How did you do?
 

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Oh yes, there are certainly northern by the wwd. They are a bitch to catch though. Larger minnows such as roaches can sometimes do the trick.
 

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Wow, it sounds like you were doing bette than we were right before we left.
 

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toothdoc said:
Gither, I saw you walking down toward the creek when we were walking toward the bridge. I called out your name, but I didn't think that you heard me. How did you do?
it seems we can have a party there? sometime maybe
 

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theres always a party over there big and sometimes your actually with people you know. place can be a zoo.

how the crowd there frank?
 
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