Originally Posted by brasco
Found a new spot to fish on the dpr. It's right behind the citgo just north of Stearns school rd. It's a nice looking stretch of river. Going out there tomorrow around 6 pm if anyone wants to try it out, would be great to put some faces with the names I see here.
That's just south of Des Plaines Lake, and just after that riffle area. Lot's of twists and turns in the river in the entire stretch up north here, that means lots of deeper outside bends and plenty of crap in the water for cover. I have not been to that particular area though.
In my experience most of the pike that I have caught have either come from under and around bridges, or in around submerged trees and piles of debris. Normally I like to drop and pull large spinnerbaits through these areas, along with carefully
casting longer minnow type lures.