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What’s been working lately? How did you fish?

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Crankbaits in the ever rising Fox River.  The pond bite has been terrible for me.  Top water hasn't produced at my local ponds in months.  Even Texas Rigged plastics aren't getting bit at my regular ponds.  That's why I've targeted smallies on the river, and crappies/white bass.  Having more luck with little white bass than anything right now with the current water levels.  Going to switch it up and try some live minnows for the first time ever and see what I come up with.  Will try to hit the South Elgin Dam, Elgin Dam, and Algonquin Dam.

 

Been told live minnows are good for Walleye, especially in South Elgin, so that's going to be what I'm after.  I'd love to get on some crappies if the Walleye aren't biting.

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Can also attest to the very slow pond bite in the west Chicago suburbs area. Only luck as of recent has come in the DuPage river...some largemouth on a Blue Fox spinner.

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Agree...the ponds around me might as well be frozen over.

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Senko no, ned rig nada, paddle tail very little. Spinnerbait has been great for me and even a savior some days. White/chartreuse skirt they (crappie bass pike) have hit on the fall as well as dragging near bottom 20-24fow.

 

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