My work brought me down to Burbonnais on Friday. After my last apt. I waded Rock Creek with fishing pole and digital camera in hand. The creek is wadeable and somewhat murkey. I waded from the foot bridge to about 1/4 mile upriver of the 102 bridge (will go much further next time). If the smallies are in there they didn't hit for me. I worked various jig/twister combos in and around any fishy looking cover [eddies, current breaks & bolders (the up and downstream sides)]. I even worked tight to the bridge supports thinking something might be holding tight with the water a little on the high side. I did not even get one hit (which was suprising with all that great smallie cover everywhere). My suspicion is that they are in there but won't turn on for a couple weeks (provided the nice weather continues). When the lilacs bloom the smallies will be on.
I spent equal time fishing and taking pictures. I really enjoyed taking pictures. That little creek helped remove all the stress from the work week. I felt very relaxed. You K3 Rats have a treasure down there. PROTECT IT!
Razzo (Fox Board)