I used mostly Shad Raps but the techniques really depended on the day. Sometimes they wanted it bounced off rocks. Other times I cranked it slowly upstream with the occasional pause. A last resort was to let it dangle downstream in the current next to cover. Shad Raps with any orange seemed to be the hot lure. I used crayfish and bluegill patterns. The other thing was to cover a lot of water. Fish were there one day, gone the next so I didn't spend too much time in any one area. If they were there they bit pretty quickly. Time of day didn't seem to matter much as I went out mornings and afternoons.

DuPage Angler jmdog with one of his many DuPage River Small Mouth Bass

 

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JC1Crappie replied the topic: #7935 09 Apr 2013 13:02
Nice!
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #7931 09 Apr 2013 10:59
Congratulations on the Catch of the Day JMdog!!!

I love DuPage River smallies!!!