Yorkville 10/24 report - Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports
» CLF Sponsors
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2003, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 417
Default Yorkville 10/24 report

Went out today from about 4:30 to about 7:00pm. Started off with a nice fighting smallie though he was small - maybe 10". Moved to a new hole that I thought I had known the location of but figured out after about an hour that it was actually a little downstream from where I thought it was.

My second cast into this hole and I picked up a nice fighter of a walleye that measured 18". Went and found my uncle and brother-in-law, who didn't trust my judgment and had gone looking for other spots to fish. Probably ended up wasting about 30 minutes getting to them and back, but it was worth it for me because when we got back to the spot, my uncle's first cast was greeted by a HUGE HIT that didn't want to budge at all, he finally got it reeled in enough to have it jump about 20 feet in front of us. It was big, but I have no idea what it was because it straigtened the hook on his jig (he needs to adjust that drag!) !!

I picked up another nice walleye a few minutes later at about the same spot as my first...this one about 19". I was a happy camper as these were my first adult Fox walleyes!!!

Bro-in-law got skunked, but still had fun and hopefully learned some. He was using minnows on hooks, sometimes with a float and no weight. I was using minnows on 1/16th oz. jigs pretty much exclusively (chartreuse). Uncle hooked another big one (he claims, I thought it may have just been a snag) and it popped his jig off.

Anyway...now I can't wait to go back. It was so cool. I had a good time!
davus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 10-24-2003, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 2,321


Ain't it cool when you put someone onto really nice fish???

One of the best parts of fishing... That's why this board is so great... There are enough people who will share their experiences... Get everyone else fired up... Gives them confidence, and, man, when that BIG one hits, the rush is awesome...

Great Post
Zonker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2003, 10:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 417

Thanks Zonker!

Yeah, it was great getting some of the family out. I need to try that spot again this week, I have a feeling that the walleye are plentiful there.
davus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


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
Yorkville dam 8/26 report priegelienie General Outdoors Discussion 2 08-27-2006 08:58 PM
Yorkville Dam report 3-1 ROKMEL General Outdoors Discussion 20 03-09-2006 07:07 PM
Yorkville 4/1 Report BrandynS General Outdoors Discussion 0 04-03-2003 06:06 AM
yorkville 6/25 report Catlover88 General Outdoors Discussion 5 06-28-2002 07:52 AM
Yorkville Report (5/14/02) Razzo General Outdoors Discussion 2 05-15-2002 10:21 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:02 AM.

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.