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Old 01-03-2004, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally fished the Creek in Hinsdale today, specifically at the mill, hoping for anything to bite.

The creek was low, which made it a bit harder for fishing, about 2 ft below normal stage, water was very clear, healthy w/ good visibility and with its usual "fishy" smell.

What Happened
Fished right in front of the parking lot, & off the rocks by the dam, using 3" floating Rapalas & split-shot / Berkley PowerMinnow combos.

1 Smallmouth Bass, somewhere between 12-14", a strong fighter for a winter catch, caught on the split-shot/ PowerMinnow combo. The fish are in there, walleye & smallies. I really had to work for this one fish, without having any live-bait.

What Else?
Did some exploring above the dam, & into the Fullersburg woods area of the creek. There's a lot of islands, and most of the spots in the woods are only accessible by bike & canoe.

- If only I had a canoe to use above the dam and into the woods. I can already think of all the good possibilities that can happen. I can dream of lots of Smallmouths in there -

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I might be able to help with the canoe. Fullersburg Woods is about 5 miles from my house and I have fished below the dam you mentioned a few times. PM me if you are interested.
There are always fish in the water; we just have to find them.
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