I met up yesterday morning with my buddy Brad to try and get my first DuPage river smallie and Brad's first smallie ever. On my first cast I had a smallie hooked but it came unbuttoned as I got it to the bank. On my second cast I nailed another one and was able to land this one.
Not big, but I was happy to get my first DuPage River smallie. I was using a Yum crawbug, so I gave Brad one to use. It took a couple of casts, but he nailed his first smallie. She was a beast.
I wound up catching two very small LMB and that was it. I finally got my DuPage river feet wet literally and figuratively. I am looking forward to getting back out there and learning more. Sorry since I do not fish the river much, I cannot give you any type of reliable report other than the river was very murky from the storms. Thanks for looking!