Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports - Reply to Topic
» CLF Sponsors
Thread: savanna tomorrow am...any bait shops/ ice around? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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

Log-in


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
12-20-2003 03:06 PM
Mark Komo
thomson, spring, and m landing....

Thanks to Roger for the directions, I took a trip this morning. Just to scout mind you. I have been hearing about the fishing on the mississippi backwaters and figured it was time to go look for myself.

Spring lake was shallow, with some decent patches of about 4 inch ice. Ventured out and tried what looked like some decent spots past the island. No luck. Spent about an hour. Ice good seemed like 3+ inches.

Then when to thomson causeway. What a nice state park. Great campsites, lots to do to keep the yung'en's busy. Saw 4 wild turkey struttin' there stuff on the road in. Went down about 5 campsites and chatted a bit with a father/son team. One small one, but that's it. Not much going on there. Ice was good 4+ inches.

Then ventured over to m landing. Lots of people fishing the channel, just north of the parking lot. No luck. Didn't see many fish, even small ones. Went south of the parking to about 6 groups fishing. Only some small bluegills, and a small crappie. Ice was good 4+ inches.

Then took a walk into mallard bay. Ice looked thin around the springs, so I did get to far out. A couple of guys fishing, but nothing to speak of.

Tough finding bait, so I am glad I brought some with me. There was one spot in Morrison, but looked closed when I drove through. One guy said there was a bait shop in Clinton, but didn't go to look.

Overall, it was a pleasant drive. Not too far with mileage of about 130 miles. Got there in about 2 hours or so. People were great. Lots of pleasant ice fishing folks. Lots of old timers. Learned alot about the backwaters today.

Will take trip back in a few weeks.
12-19-2003 08:32 PM
Mark Komo
savanna tomorrow am...any bait shops/ ice around?

Heading out first thing. Will check before I go. Will post a report later. More investigation than anything, but auger/bucket in car. Need a decent bait shop, but figure will find one.

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

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.



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.