DuPage Angler Lands Nice

 Mallard Lake Springtime Bass



DuPage Angler News Room Hanover Park, IL - by DuPage Angler Crankin King


I got off work early today and headed over to Mallard Lake. This was my first time fishing here. The weather was cool but the wind was crazy. Not wearing anything for the weather I decided to fish from the east bank so I was somewhat protected from the wind. I only brought one pole from the car not knowing how long I would last in short sleeves. I made a few cast from a fishing dock but the wind was still nasty and cold. From the dock I could see a calm spot on the water so I worked my way through the reed and grass on the shoreline till I was able to find a clearing good enough to fish. I the water I was casting into was a little deep for my liking using a KVD 3/8oz Bluegill swim jig with a 4" baby bass trailer. Not getting any bites not even a follow from the deeper water. So I made a cast along the shoreline the best I could trying to get just on the other side of an out going patch of reeds but the wind kept sailing by bait to the left. Finally a great cast right past the middle of the reeds. As soon as my swim jig passed through the reeds.





BAM!!! what a great feeling, she plowed the bait not even a need for a hook set. The first fish was on, fighting the reeds a little I couldn't tell how good of a fish it actually was until she came out, then I really felt the fight. Once I landed her I snapped a few pics and back she went. I didn't have a scale or tape with me but if I had to guess I would say she was about 20" long and around 3 pounds. Beautiful size for spawning. Feels great to get that first one under my belt. God I Love Fishing.


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possumbelly replied the topic: #2962 08 Apr 2012 21:18
I missed the outing. :(
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Goofyfisher replied the topic: #2961 08 Apr 2012 20:56
Nice one! Crakinking does it again!
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wilks19 replied the topic: #2931 07 Apr 2012 09:22
Congrats on the COTD. Nice largemouth.
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CrankinKing replied the topic: #2926 06 Apr 2012 20:35
Thanks gentlemen. Hope I have the same luck Saturday
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CSimon2 replied the topic: #2905 05 Apr 2012 22:30
Congrats on the COTD! She is a beauty!
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #2902 05 Apr 2012 21:31
I really like Mallard Lake. I wish I could go this Saturday. You guys are going to catch some awesome fish April 7th. Nice one Crankin King!