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Joined: 10:11am - Feb 12,03
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Location: Lockport, IL

Post Posted: 08:53am - Jul 6,17 
Decided to fish the Riverwalk for Carp and Smallies with the fly gear yesterday.

Overall pretty disappointing, but also kind of expected. Basically I was sight fishing and despite seeing tons of fish (both species), I could only get a few small Bass under 8" to commit. The fish were very skiddish and would spook if anything was off about the presentation. Also foot traffic on the riverwalk would have a negative effect on fish holding tight to the wall. With the low/clear water, lord knows what those fish went through over the extended holiday weekend.

For carp, I had the 8-wt. Rigged up with a #8 Carp-a-licious in Dark Brown. Smallies were targeted on a 6-wt with a #8 Empee in Gold.

This was a midday trip. Probably could have done better early or late. If there was rain last night for the Dupage, that would also help out.

It ain't broke, it just lacks Duct Tape!


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Joined: 09:23pm - May 11,11
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Location: elmwood park

Post Posted: 02:51pm - Jul 6,17 
You wanna have a ball with that fly rod for carp? Go to Montrose harbor. There are some monsters in there and they are aggressive.

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