Aroma Park - Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports
» CLF Sponsors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-17-2007, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Beecher
Posts: 281
Default Aroma Park

Any advice for the area around Aroma Park

Talked to the guy at Keith's Bait Shop today and its sounds like a change of pace from Wilmington

Any large many eating holes to worry about?

Probably hit it in the morning either Saturday or Sunday

Thx
stasheff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-17-2007, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 17
Default

Send me a p.m. and ill give you some tips.
Uncle Obie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2007, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 191
Default Aroma Park

There is a small park to the right as you cross the bridge on Rte 3 gtoing north. There is paqrking there and the water looked wadable, but I did not have time ot go in. Any one know if this areais worht fishing and if there are any particular hazards?
SaltyDave is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-18-2007, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 104
Default

Stay upstream (east) of the bridge for sure. I've never waded that area myself, but I do know that it gets deeper downstream of the bridge, by the boat launch. Good luck.
mjr58 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-18-2007, 07:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: oak forest
Posts: 99
Default

stay around the water near ryans pier otherwise you could be asking for trouble.also be aware of the huge amount of sand in the area. it can wash out from under you in a hurry!!!!there are the remains of a broken dam upstream of ryans pier, but wade with caution because there are many holes that seem to sneak up on you!!!it is very deep near the confluence with the iriquois but is known to hold walleye and crappie.try the bayou if crappie LMB and pike are your thing. bobbers and minnows can be very good especially in the fall.
k3rat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-18-2007, 10:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 72
Default

If your wading/walking the bayou might be ok but I wouldn't try to get a boat back their until the water comes up a little more. That whole area is getting so badly choked by sand it won't be worth fishing in 5 years. Guys had a hard time launching from the boat ramp this summer...Way to go Indiana!
Owen Shlitzfan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-19-2007, 10:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Beecher
Posts: 281
Default Aroma Park

Thx for all the responses and advice

That's why this site is so great,

Last question, is the bottom sand, rock or a combination of both?

Sounds like a lot of sand which I'm not used to fishing at Wilmington

Thx again and I'll post my results if I get out Saturday
stasheff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 01:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Beecher
Posts: 281
Default Saturday, Aroma Park

Hit Aroma Park on Saturday around 9:00am

Parked on the south side of the bridge

Tried to work the RR bridge supports but it kept getting deeper and deeper

Worked from the front of the bridge upstream toward the small islands and the dam

The area was a combination of sand and rock. Wading the sand is sorta weird. You sink in a couple of inches and mentally prepare yourself to be swallowed into a giant sand pit of quicksand like the old Tarzan movies.

Actually it turns out that its easy to wade. Couple of minor holes but easy to walk compared to rock. Still feels weird.

Had no luck on any of the sand areas drifting a minnow under a bobber

Worked up to the old dam, easy to find as the water breaks over the old rocks

Only caught 4 in a couple of hours of fishing but one was my largest ever on the Kankakee, 19" smallie. Caught it on a copper colored shad rap. Tried to strech him to 20" but it wouldn't be. The others were about 14" except for the first, about 10"

I'm sure there are a bunch of holes I walked past that hold fish but I'll leave those for other days

Question, do the sand areas hold fish. Current was a little quicker in those areas, probably a little deeper cut outs. Didn't have any bites in any of the sand areas

One note, they have a killer pork chop barbecue going on during the year where they cook porkchops on a grill and sell them for $2.50. Part of customer appreciation days at Cliff's Markets. Great lunch after fishing.

Stasheff
stasheff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 09:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 284
Default

I too have tried the magic stretch of the 19+" smallie my friend, but the fish was not so stretchy that day. Good job on a big old smallie.
__________________
Sig
chitownflyfisher is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aroma park 5/18 and 5/19 trichifishing13 Kankakee 1 05-22-2013 01:47 PM
Aroma park 4/1 trichifishing13 Kankakee 0 04-01-2013 02:25 PM
K3 at aroma park trichifishing13 Kankakee 1 10-01-2012 12:07 AM
Aroma Park coyotescreamer Kankakee 0 03-26-2005 10:03 AM
Around Aroma Park muda76 Kankakee 0 04-11-2003 11:43 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.