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The Catfish Blue

Thursday: With a couple of fronts pass through, bass fish was slow and even the pan fish seemed to slowed down quite a bit. I stopped by Dan’s to bring him some tools he needed for his computer and we started talking about the crazy weather and slow fishing and …

Post Spawn Biscuits and Gravy

It’s late May. I’ve been catching fish off weed edges lately and they are not easy to come by with most of them hitting a shallow crank bait running along the edge or through a pocket. However, this is not going to keep up as the weather warms up. So …

Angler’s Log 2013:05:23

As expected, we have been seeing some nice and warm weather so far in May. In fact, we had a stretch of 85+ degree days that put the crappies, bluegills, and largemouths into spawn frenzy. At a near by forest preserve lake, the action started on Sunday and it was …

Angler’s Log 2013:05:13

May is here and the weather has warmed up significantly. In fact, I would say very nice compared to what we had to deal with in April. Good weather goes nicely with good fishing and so far in May, the fishing has been good. but not great. At least not …

The Cold Front Ultralight Adventure

“Yes! Got one! Fish on!” *Silver flash*  Splash, splash….. “Nice! what is it?’ Splash, splash, SPLOSH…. “OOOOOHHHHHAAAAAHHHHHH!!!” “It’s gone, it was a big crappie. Damn it!!” The 10 seconds that was described above might just be the most painful and memorable moment for me this year as I watch a …

Angler’s Log 2013:05:02 – April Summary

April has been a crazy month with fluctuating temperatures, high winds, record rains, and the flooding we’ve seen in the area in years. However, that didn’t not stop us from going out and catching some fish especially with the spring trout season underway. With the weather so erratic, we did not …

On the Board for Kayak War!

As you know the weather has been awful. We had quite a bit of flooding on all of the waters especially the rivers where most locations are still running high and wild. This past weekend was the nicest one this month, calm, warmer and only a few drizzles of rain. …