DuPage Angler Gets 5 Pound Pipe Bass
DuPage / Will County Retention Pond
DuPage Angler Pondboy With His 5 Pound Pipe Bass
This summer we have had a long heat wave so I needed to find a fishing pattern that would work great after the much needed rain. I believed that fishing just the drainage pipes and only the pipes on local ponds would yield in some good fish.
The first day I went out resulted in a whirlwind of ponds, bass, and pipes. It was one of the best overall bass fishing days of my life. After another huge rain, I wondered if my pattern would still hold water. I had one hour to fish so I went to a pipe where I had hooked and missed 3 fish at on the previous trip. Feeling jilted at this spot payback needed to be handed out. After the worm I usually throw was not working, I thought of what kind of creature could be pushed out of those pipes or could be there getting dinner? So I used a junebug colored crawfish Texas rigged with the standard bullet weight. The first five casts resulted in 4 nice fish and one broke my line on a hook set. I re-rigged and threw it in one more time. POW THE PIG HIT! This scared the heck out of me! There was a huge amount of splashing! (one problem with pipes is you do not have a lot of line out)I was fishing a steep hill and the fish was to heavy to lift so I actually had to get in the water to land it! It was a GREAT night of bass fishing!