I think the DuPage is great right now. 2 of us had 9 smallies from 12 to 16 inches on tube jigs & twister tails this morning in just a couple of hours. Don't give up yet, the pre-spawn is really taking off.
That reminds me, please dont fish smallies durring the spawn. I read that when someone took an adult smallmouth from its nest, a bluegill came and ate 39 fry. Thats possibly 39 smallies we could be catching gone! Well, durring the spawn, you cam see me out with my cat rod fishin bullheads n challels.