One of my buddies and I got out to Rock Creek today. Before I did, I looked at the Kankakee by Warner Bridge, but it was muddy, high and the flow was fast. So, I decided to take my buddy over to Rock Creek. The smallies are still spawning and there were a lot of fish in plain view. There were also a lot of kids probably out of school and it got worse as the day went on.
While the volume of fishermen was low we managed to do quite well. I got about a dozen smallies, of which five were 12", 2 were 16" and this one which was 18". The rest were all under 10". I also managed a few rock bass to add to the fun. All fish were caught flyfishing and released. For those interested I was using Clouser's, Madonna's, and streamers. Pretty big patterns in either yellow, white, chartreuse, olive, or a combination of yellow/white, white/chartreuse/olive, or olive/chartreuse.