Re: 7/30/12 slow
I fished I-55 up to the creek near Miliken lake from 7am til noon on Sunday. I've never waded this section before, but, I figured with the low water I should give it a shot. I also left my fly gear in the car and opted for the spinning rod. Unfortunately, I had tacken some of my stuff out of my little wading pack the last time I went to heidecke, so I didn't have my usual assortment of jigging plastics.
My first fish was a 3 or 4 lb sheephead on a Cabela's knockoff of a Rebel craw in a deep pool near the shoreline. It was cool watching this fish track the bait down and slam it. It didn't put up much of a fight though. I got a nice 16" - 17" smallie on a Bomber near the bridge. I also picked up a couple dink smallies and a decent LMB near the bridge as well. Then, I fished upstream to the creek. I only managed one more smallie on a jig tipped with a large plastic helgie (the only plastics I had in my bag). I lost a couple more in a deeper hole near the creek mouth. The creek was almost dried up.
I was hoping to find some wallies that I heard rumors of. Not this time, maybe next.