I went out last evening and hit the big Desplaines backwater with the duckblinds to the west of I-55. Mostly just out exploring. I found some great looking bass water. I think I'm going to take the fishing pole along next time. There was something tearing up a school of big minnows.
Very shallow, very weedy, but full of fish. I ended with nothing in the boat. Missed a couple of easy shots, but mostly shot at fleeing fish as I pushed, pulled, and when possible trolled around. I saw one big buffalo (~15 lbs), but didn't get a shot. Next time I go to this area, I'm stripping the boat. No motors, batteries. They are useless and weigh the boat down. I'm going to have to take JP up on his offer of his old push pole.
I ran into 1QUACKER and his son. Nice to meet you.
Oh yeah. Remember to put the plug in before you back the boat in the water
I had to load the boat back on the trailer to drain it.