Well, the Dupage is the closest river to my house in Plainfield. I always drive over it to go the the Fox. This Spring I am going start fishing it for smallies. The first area I am gonna target is near 111th & 119th Streets by the quarry (Bolingbrook or Naperville?).
Anyone fished this area and how is it for smallies. I fished it a month ago. Had 30 minutes to kill and fished from shore. Found some structure that should hold smallies in warmer water and started working it with a jig/twister. The carp must have been schooled up pretty thick. Out of 15+ casts I snagged something big at least 60% of the time. Got quite a few nice rides only to loose it. Did land one.
Dupage looks like a very nice River to canoe. How is it for wading. The Fox is nice with a rock bottom. How is the Dupage? Is sinking in muck a problem?
I would appreciate any smallmouth tips on the Dupage. I would be happy to return the favor with knowledge of the Fox (smallies or walleyes).
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