Rock Creek Report 5/8/13 - Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports
» CLF Sponsors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-09-2013, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 72
Default Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

Got "sick" Tuesday night, so I decided to take the day off of work Wednesday and try to get some medicine at Rock Creek.

Boy did the meds work! Had a very, very, very good day of fishing (might be the best day at the K3 my entire 5 years I've been fishing there) It was sunny, the river was up, and no clouds in the sky, so we ditched the big river and just went to the creek. I started with a woolybugger pattern, that landed me a large Rock Bass (almost mistook it for a Smallie for the amount of fight he put up) but alas, it was just a fat rock bass.

Switched to a helgramite pattern (you'll see it in the 3rd pic) and this is when I started slaying these smallies. All were caught and released.

Ps.. there was a TON, and I mean a TON of Gar in the creek.

First Smallie of the Day (which got me riled up)


Second Smallie of the Day


And finally Big Bertha..


I would of caught more, but I didn't set the hook on about 3-4 smallies. Either way I'm happy.
__________________
Yes... I'm the guy that made the smoking thread.
shug11 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 100
Default Re: Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

Gar woupd have my boys interested for sure. Where is this place? If u want to keep a seceret I totally understand
macdaddymague is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 433
Default Re: Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

Awesome coloring on those fish.
Nice Job
Fox_hunter42 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bradley, Illinois
Posts: 149
Default Re: Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

i was down at a different section of the river this morning and the Gar were all over there as well..they may be spawning now cause they were sure making a commotion, never seen so many in one area...
ScottH is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 100
Default Re: Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

I'm here with my 2 sons and my friend. We are at the mouth of the river and creek. So far we've caight 4 smallies, biggest being 1.5lbs, a 1.5lb LM and some rockbass. How far down the creek do we need to go to see the gar? I'm kids are ready to just and try to fish for them
macdaddymague is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 100
Default Re: Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

I'm here with my 2 sons and my friend. We are at the mouth of the river and creek. So far we've caight 4 smallies, biggest being 1.5lbs, a 1.5lb LM and some rockbass. How far down the creek do we need to go to see the gar? I'm kids are ready to just and try to fish for them
macdaddymague is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bradley, Illinois
Posts: 149
Default Re: Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

right now they could be anywhere, i think the last posts we found them during their spawning period..but if they are around, they should be around the mouth of the creek, you might have to go a few yards in either direction though..(they like to sun themselves..hint, hint)
ScottH is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 100
Default Re: Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

We didn't see any gar but did really well with smallmouth. Biggeat was 2lbs. Caught about 10. On top water and shallow cranks. Didnt see any gar
macdaddymague is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 72
Default Re: Rock Creek Report 5/8/13

Sorry finally got a chance to check back on my thread. Glad you found the place Mac. If you didn't see the Gar, most likely they're done spawning and have moved on.

Honestly, my 7-8 years of being on this river, I have never seen so much gar in my life that one day. I rarely even see them, and only hear them making a splash.

Sucks you missed them, but glad you got some smallies to bite.
__________________
Yes... I'm the guy that made the smoking thread.
shug11 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
Rock Creek 5/18/13 report DaBidness Kankakee 5 05-24-2013 04:48 PM
4-7-13 Rock Creek Report shug11 Kankakee 2 04-10-2013 08:16 AM
Rock Creek report 7/12/08 LetsGoFishing Kankakee 2 07-29-2008 12:46 PM
K3 & Rock Creek Report 6-6-06 Flyrodder Fly Fishing 9 06-21-2006 10:29 PM
Big Rock Creek Report (6/7/02) Razzo General Outdoors Discussion 8 06-13-2002 02:31 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 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.