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 DuPage Angler Slams A Few Sunnies In Fox Valley

DuPage Angler Wacky Bass was fishing near Fox Valley (the part that actually is in DuPage County for those that are keeping track) and the bass were chasing everything but did not want to commit. Wacky Bass then put on a XPS Shallow Runner and the big bluegills and other sunfish decided to come out and play. There is a lot of great fishing action all over this year.


Posted: 14 Mar 2013 00:46 by Marty Rogers #7393
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My favorite sunfish lure is still the Berkley Grub with the tail ripped off.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 17:43 by BrimReaper911 #424
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Hey mwolf;
I generally fish with more light-weight equipment (4 weight or lighter) with smaller flies and bugs. Chucking big flies with heavy equipment is a different creature. That said, both approaches can be fun and productive. My largest bass of the season last year was caught on a big frog pattern on a 7 weight. I caught it from my kayak around one of the islands in Whalon Lake,

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Posted: 18 Jan 2012 17:37 by Toadfish #422
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I found a place I took Wacky to last year in Naperville........................you can land over 100 in 10 minutes.

Very small pond but must have HUGE bass based on this feeding supply. I pulled out a 2-3 pounder but there have to be much bigger. We'll being a couple gold out there in spring.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 16:41 by mwolf #417
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That's really cool BrimReaper. I only started fly fishing in the fall so I haven't learned to tie my own flies yet. So far I've been using flies that my uncle ties and I've caught a bunch of bluegill and crappie on them. Do you ever fish for bass with larger flies and popper flies?
Posted: 17 Jan 2012 17:50 by BrimReaper911 #396
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Flyfishing for big bluegills is hard to beat, especially for the great top-water action in the Spring and early Summer..

I hand-tie many of my own flies. Favorites include crickets, hoppers ,"mini" Chernobyl Ants, and other buggy flies. Usually size 12 or 14. Go any larger and you'll miss most of your hits.

The attached photos show a bluegill and a nice bass hooked on the same fly on the same Spring afternoon on a size 12 hand-tied Mohawk.
Posted: 17 Jan 2012 17:04 by mwolf #395
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I would love to try fly fishing for big bluegills like that!
Posted: 16 Jan 2012 13:29 by Will5 #355
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Awesome!
Posted: 15 Jan 2012 19:56 by Brutus #348
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It is the part by the Fox Valley Mall. SInce you are a DA Gold Member WB and Toad can take you! It is an awesome spot.
Posted: 14 Jan 2012 08:18 by Will5 #294
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What part is in DuPage?
Posted: 14 Jan 2012 08:00 by Marty Rogers #292
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I can't wait until it is time to slam some sunnies again.