Location

IL
United States
42° 21' 30.7584" N, 88° 14' 55.3596" W
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Stained 1 fish caught

Water level is rather low for this time of year (last year it was still in flood stage) and the water is clearer. A few smallmouth bass on stick baits. Drum up to two feet on crawlers, minnows and crayfish. A few channel cats on worms.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Smallmouth Bass
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Mainly fishing for cats, but did some casting as well. No action however. Sun was hot on the water and with heavy Memorial day traffic odds are this was a big factor. Found some great spots to try next time though.

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 61-70 F Water Temp: 51-60 F Clarity: Murky
3 fish caught | Lunker: 6lb Channel Catfish using a Zoom Rubber Worm

Was a good day on the river. Hit up a couple of our nice honey holes. Spent the morning catching bass and when they stopped switched to a homemade dough bait bait for cat and carp. Spinners didn't work well that day but just could have been the day to. Always a good time to get the kids out and teach them on the fox.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Channel CatfishRubber WormZoom612
2Largemouth BassRubber WormPoor Boys Baits614
3Common CarpBread620