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Post Posted: 07:19pm - Oct 15,14 
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Late report. Got out before sun up in some pretty frigid temps last weekend. I was layered so I'd alternate shedding my jacket when I got warm and adding it when the wind got to me. There was nothing I could do about my hands; they were just cold. But my records from previous years inspired me as bass go crazy this time of year on the Des Plaines by me. Mostly 13"-15" largemouth but I have gotten 16"+ and some decent smallmouth in the past.

The best bite was from first light to maybe 20 minutes after the official sunrise. Jig/3" Gulp under a float...
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...and the BPS Egg in the bone pattern. It's the poor man's 1-. A hideous looking crankbait with more of a "thud" than a rattle but I have used this exact lure in this exact spot for the last four years at this time and have slayed 'em on it.
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Despite being there for the bass, I always use a leader because, inevitably, you'll get into teeth on this river.
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Post Posted: 07:42am - Oct 16,14 
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jdog that was one healthy looking pike! thanks for posting!

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Post Posted: 07:37am - Oct 17,14 
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Nice Fish DOG! Where abouts on the Des Plaines do you fish?

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Post Posted: 12:33pm - Oct 17,14 
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:) I fish the stretch between rte 83 and i355

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Post Posted: 06:56am - Oct 20,14 
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Nice... I've never really fished Des Planes in that area just by lyons dam

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