Fluke and I made plans to hit up one of his secret spots where your guaranteed to catch some. I arrived there a little bit before Fluke and see that Wacky is there waiting for us. A little bit later Fluke arrives and gets in a little trouble pulling his rods out from his car. When he finally gets his rods out we head to the spot. 

Fluke tells me the best to use here which are plastics and I set up. When Fluke gets his set up he nails one on his first cast. Not to long after that I feel something hitting my plastic. Then BAM , it takes off with it and I set the hook and I know I have him. He gave a good fight before I got him to shore and he was a fatty. He measured at 16 inches and about 3 pounds maybe 3.5. I haven't had any luck fishing in Illinois this year except for a couple 12 inch bass. I knew that today was going to be a good day and after about 3 hours of fishing I finished with 4 good size bass. I learned a lot that day and have had luck ever since.

 



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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #4600 07 Jul 2012 20:02
Had to be re-published after the server migration. Sorry Basskid.
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wilks19 replied the topic: #4451 28 Jun 2012 09:18
Nice job Basskid. Congrats!
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #4402 25 Jun 2012 09:58

basskid wrote: Thanks guys! Hopefully I catch bigger ones!


You remind me of me last year. If the catches you see me posting are any indication you'll do just fine.

Heck, a nice fish for COTD and you've been fishing how long? ;-)

You'll do fine!!!
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nicksantos33 replied the topic: #4401 25 Jun 2012 09:55
Nice job!
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Fluke replied the topic: #4399 25 Jun 2012 08:09
There will definitely be more to come! Great job out there!
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basskid replied the topic: #4392 24 Jun 2012 22:11
Thanks guys! Hopefully I catch bigger ones!
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SoonerBass replied the topic: #4391 24 Jun 2012 22:09
The bass in this lake are definitely well fed right now, that's a nice one!
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #4390 24 Jun 2012 21:47
Great catching sir!

Congrats on the COTD!
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Goofyfisher replied the topic: #4388 24 Jun 2012 21:29
That is a beautiful fish you have there Basskid! I want to learn more about the plastic lure you used. I am glad you are having luck here in DuPage Illinois and the DuPageAngler crew are the best people to get good information and tips on getting those beauties! I have learned a lot on this site since I have been on it and there is so much more to learn still. I am glad to see you with us and happy fishing!

Goofyfisher
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pondboy replied the topic: #4387 24 Jun 2012 20:23
well done!
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #4386 24 Jun 2012 20:21
Way to go Basskid! I had a great time and watching you haul in those bass was a riot. Your fishing will only improve from now on. The DuPage Fish Gods approve so it is not time to hunt your first DuPage Fiver. (or ar least close to DuPage)