After catching those pike yesterday I took the Sassy Shad and the sassy girlfriend to the Fox River at Indian Trail Blvd. We spent almost two hours but I only got one smallie. First one of the year though:
Then we hit a retention pond in Aurora that always produces well. Spent about an hour and we each got one small largemouth. Mine on a Sassy Shad and hers on a 4" Senko:
This morning I hit Pickerel Lake for the first time this year with a small Dardevle hoping to get some more pike or maybe a trout, or at worst a largemouth. Got there about 6:20 and luckily they were already open. I think the rangers open it first since their headquarters is right across the street I think. Anyway, it was too cold and it started raining so I left after almost an hour. Did see one guy catch a small trout on bait off the first pier though.