I have been to the park literally hundreds of times and have probably logged 10,000 miles on the bike trail over the years but have never fished at the park. I love to fish but usually head to the lakes. Wednesday night after reading this forum I called my dad and said hey, I'm gonna take tomorrow off, you wanna go fish Rock Creek. He agreed so we met up this morning.
Wow, what a day. I only caught 4 smallies(and missed about ten because I'm lousy hookset) but my pops landed 23 fish. 20 smallies, 1 rock bass and one sunfish.
I was using all the lures that I was told by a fishing guide on the Kankakee that would catch smallies. They weren't working for us all that great so my dad pulled out a pre-rigged 5 inch purple worm with a white stripe and that was the ticket. He landed almost all of his fish with that one lure. Too bad for me he only brought one
Suffice it to say that it will not be the last time I fish the creek.....