Late fall in Illinois
Posted November 10 2006 - 08:52 PM
The other night we fished after work and we only had one bite between us but it got me a 4lb LG. For this time of year and these temps I was pretty pumped. Not a monstor I know but for this area and these temps not bad. Maybe it will get me through the winter.
nah scratch that I'll keep trying.
Here is a pic of an identical sized fish from the same lake
Posted November 11 2006 - 01:44 AM
Congrats on the bass, any pics? Central Illinois covers a lot of ground. How central are you?
Here's hoping for a mild winter!
Posted November 11 2006 - 11:17 AM
just outside of Peoria
No pics we seldom take cameras and my pic cell phone fell in the lake with me attached about a month ago.
We fish in late eve and dark alot so pics are a little tough.
It was the same exact size as I've caught 5 or 6 of before. I've got a pic from this summer of one I might post later.
Posted November 11 2006 - 10:19 PM
I added a pic to my original post
Posted November 11 2006 - 11:06 PM
I used to live in Quincy, Illinois and we, too, would quit fishing about this time of year. I moved south to Cape Girardeau, MO (on the border of southern most Illinois) and most winters I can get out at least once a month. You might consider a trip to Coffeen Lake (25hp limit), east of St. Louis. It's a power plant lake with water temps in the high 70s, even in the middle of winter. That warm water will help keep you warm. Weekends are crowded with tournament guys, but the weekdays are great.
Sorry to go so far off topic. Again, congrats!
Posted November 12 2006 - 06:05 AM
Posted November 14 2006 - 09:21 PM
Forgot my own plug, the spinnerbait is a single Colorado 1/4 or 3/8 oz that I make from components. I've sold some to people who have also had good luck espec this color. Found out the work isn't worth all the effort to be very profitable to sell so prob just have a lifetime supply.
Posted November 15 2006 - 07:27 PM