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Post Posted: 11:54am - Nov 26,17 
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Capitalized on the long holiday weekend by putting in quite a few hours standing in chilly water hunting for anything that will bite a lure. I don't know how many stocker rainbows ended up in the river but apparently it's quite a few. I now have four locations separated by about two and a half miles of river where I know I can catch them. Totaled 18 of them for the weekend. It's kind of a shame it's only going to be a one year phenomenon because I quite prefer breaking the skunk with trout rather than rock bass.
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I don't think the native brown trout get along with the invaders because I haven't been getting the size or numbers I normally do in these perennial winter holes.
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The green trout continue to bite and will remain accessible to casting until ice up when the slackwater shoreline holes they inhabit will get locked up with skim ice.
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Rock trout:
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Not sure about this trout species.
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Lots of bites and a variety of species including some crappie and ambitious sunfish. Had something bite/break me off as well. All jig/Gulp all the time because there hasn't been a reason to switch.

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Post Posted: 12:45pm - Nov 26,17 
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That's just awesome jmdog!!
Is that the average size rock trout from.thoes parts?
Looks big?

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Post Posted: 01:23pm - Nov 26,17 
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I had three that were in that class so they can get pretty decent. And they'll bite year round pretty reliably.

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Post Posted: 04:54pm - Nov 26,17 
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Nice job...you rock...cant believe dupage holds such pieces...
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Post Posted: 11:17pm - Nov 27,17 
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That's awesome.

I'd be keeping those trout. They won't make it past spring anyway. Duper gets WAY too warm.

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Post Posted: 05:36am - Nov 28,17 
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That is very cool, jmdog. I don't see why there couldn't be some survivors next year? There's always some survivors in the small lakes they stock them in and they get pretty warm in the summer, and worse yet they stagnate. I know Rainbows can tolerate high 70s water temps...

I guess we'll find out next year when the dog is on the prowl...thanks for all your reports, jmdog. They are a pleasure to read!

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Post Posted: 11:02am - Nov 28,17 
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Jmdog, outstanding! Thanks for the report. Will the trout survive coming spring/summer and warm waters? What are you using as trout bait?

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Post Posted: 03:02pm - Nov 28,17 
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That last one is a whistling trout

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Post Posted: 04:20pm - Nov 28,17 
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Love that last photo of a bugle mouth bass!
Maybe the trout will thrive and propagate and then the river will be a mecca for fly fishermen and then the ID&R will awaken and use some money to improve it.

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Post Posted: 07:50pm - Nov 28,17 
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I like the positive attitude chuck but I wouldn't hold my breath :D

I don't believe they'll survive the summer which is a shame. It's pretty fun taking trout in cold water. But then again, I didn't think I'd be catching trout in the Dupe at all so anything is possible. I don't have an IL trout stamp or I might consider tossing some on the grill.

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Post Posted: 07:54pm - Nov 28,17 
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I've been using 2.5" Gulp minnows on 1/6th oz jigs for the trout Jay. They have small mouths that can be tough to get a good set into so if they're biting short, I'll tear about an inch off the Gulp and downsize to a smaller hook.

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