So my buddy but me up and asked if I wanted to go fish for a little bit. I got off work at 3:30 and to the spot by 4. Three my line in baited with corn. I out a heavy weight on it and a treble just above the weight maybe two inches up. Then I usually tie on a leader hook about six inches above that anyway the heavy weight is necessary here because there is a small **** under a bridge that nobody really knows about. This causes there to be a deep hole right below the dam and then the creek gets small and shallow again. So I'm assuming these big girls can't really get out to go anywhere. Anyway. I cast my line out and went to set it in my little homemade rock holder I have there. And BAM THIS BIG OL GIRL LATCHES ON AND BENDS THE ROD. It starts screaming out drag and it's game on. https://www.chicagolandfishing.com/fo...1&d=1396454324
Then a little bit after that my buddy had one on and it had some fight in it as well. He went to go flip it into the net I'm still not sure why and he broke his rod in half. Lol.
I know some guys say people snag carp but we don't roll like that. https://www.chicagolandfishing.com/fo...1&d=1396454555
Had a good time and left by 5:15 to go out to a birthday dinner. Next is some panfish with the boy. I'm still getting my boat fixed so until then I have to fill the void. Can't wait till my nitro is all reDy to go bass fishing. But my son loves him some crappie fishing. This spot is too dangerous for him ( he's only 3) but when I showed him the pics he said " but dad I should have went with you " I told him next time I go I'm ugh a take him to go get some little fish. He then responded with " but I'm the best at catching big fish" well alrighty then little man you got it.