Nice DuPage River Smallmouth
On my first trip to the river this season, I could not have had better luck. My buddy and I were fishing the West Branch of the DuPage. We typically wet wade the river when we go, but at the time, neither of us had the correct clothes to do so. We were both fishing chigger craws (my go to river bait). A few casts in to the trip, I landed a perfect cast right past a brush pile. After I hopped the craw a couple times, I thought I got stuck in a log, but set the hook anyways. All of a sudden, the drag started peeling and I knew I had a fish. After a good fight and a hell of an aerial show, I barely landed this gorgeous 18" smallie. This is currently my best fish out of the Dupe to date. Thanks for looking and happy fishing!

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carmines04 replied the topic: #9123 13 Jun 2013 08:06
That's an awesome fish! Well done!
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nicksantos33 replied the topic: #9112 12 Jun 2013 09:53
Thanks guys! And PB, I cannot wait for that day to come!!
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pondboy replied the topic: #9111 12 Jun 2013 09:13
Awesome man!!! Just think in a year or two we will here of more 20s I have yet to catch a 20 in the dupe.
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SoonerBass replied the topic: #9110 12 Jun 2013 00:30
Great fish!
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jmdog replied the topic: #9109 11 Jun 2013 19:50
That's why I love the Dupe, great story!
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redhook62 replied the topic: #9108 11 Jun 2013 17:43
Nice work. Can't wait to get back to regular Dupe wading.
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CrankinKing replied the topic: #9105 11 Jun 2013 16:24
Nice Smallie Nick.
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #9104 11 Jun 2013 13:26
Way to go Nick!!

Lovely DuPage River bronze!!!
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #9103 11 Jun 2013 13:24
My FAVORITE catch stories are the ones from the Mighty Duper! All I can say is WOW Nick!