mr.fish: I know there are crappies in a few of the retention ponds. I occasionly fish for them with a very small bobber and with a fly that looks like a honey bee. I have the 4lb test line about 2 ft from the bobber. I will give the bobber a few light shakes and then slowly retreive my line in. I seem to have more luck this way than using small minnows. Spring time for me seems to be the best for the retention ponds. If your a fly rod enthusiast it would be much easier with a fly and no bobber. You would probably be catching a lot of blu gills in between.mr.fish said::-D hi everyone does anyone know where to get some decent crappies in retention or business ponds near carol stream just looking for some c&r fun thanx for anything. take care & good luck :-D
Maple Lake and Timber Ridge both hold decent crappie. If you want more specific spots at these lakes, PM me.walleye_71 said:Made it to my favorite pond on Saturday with my buddy.
Crappies were right next to shore, and hitting our Mepps as we casted parallel to the shoreline. We must have had 20 of them after making it around the entire pond, and had 9 over 14"
We used his camera, so I will post the pictures after he emails them to me.