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Old 01-21-2010, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I never thought my largest bass would come through the ice but it did, and just barely. Had to stick my hand all the way down the hole to grab its jaw and wiggle it through the hole. Been trying to find the crappie again at herrick but all I've been able to muster up is some hog bass and ok gills.


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Nice fish!!! I can't believe that came out of herick lake a du page fp lake. Nice going. That had to be a blast on a short rod. Puts my bass I caught today to shame Good job and keep hittin the ice.
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There are some monster fish in there. Earlier in the season they were attacking the gills and crappie at the hole. Had the camera down and they were schooled up into groups of 20-30 fish. We caught a few around 4-5# this spring while crappie fishing but never anything close to this big. I think I am going to have to start targeting them this year. I spent to much time after crappie and grassies that I forgot about the bass.
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Nice fish!
I guess the re-hab they did at Herrick Lake a few years ago was done right

great pic btw
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I live too close to Herrick to not give it a shot this year. Thanks for the report!
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Nice 7lber. Did you let her go so she could become an 8lber in the spring?
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Nice fish!
I guess the re-hab they did at Herrick Lake a few years ago was done right
I'll second that. Would like to see that re-hab at a couple other places if that's the results.
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I believe that lake is catch and release only. Mops
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Nice Bass Had to been a blast with the short stick.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Must have been fun taking that on the ice. Great job thanks for sharing
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