My homie DanK asked if I wanted to fish, and I said, yes.
He asked where, and I said, I'm down for where ever.
DanK said, the Kishwaukee, it is!
He fished the "Kish" for the first time a weekend prior, and the smallies and pike kept him busy, so, he was eager to return. I, on the other hand, was simply excited to see some new waters.
Having done a bit of homework...I asked my buddy Kurt from "a Tight Loop" magazine about some intel on the river, and he gave me a quick run down of what to expect, and he mentioned 1 fly - a yellow and white clouser, tossed on a 5 wt.
Armed with my 5 wt, a freshly tied yellow/white clouser minnow, and my ultra light spinning rod, with a 1/16 jig and a white twisty tail grub, I was ready for the Kish.
|The start of a great day.|
|Check out that water clarity!!!|
The smallmouth just could not resist the freshly tied yellow/white clouser or the white jig that I tossed with my spinning rod. It was one of those days where you just couldn't wipe the smile of joy and excitement off of your face. Thanks, for the tip, KURT!!!
|Tons of fun!|
|REPPIN' THAT #PIGFARMPINKIE|
|One of the bigger ones you'll find in this river.|
|Fall on the Kishwaukee River.|
|Biggest Northern Musky of the day.|
|Biggest smalljaw of the day.|
|Solid fish. He's been after this one for years!|
Oh, I also, caught a chunky little largemouth bass. Check out those colors!
|Love those predominant markings.|
It was a solid day of fishing, especially, on new water, and always a pleasure fishing with my boy DanK. Smallmouth bass galore and 40 minutes from the house, it's a no brainer...I'll be back (Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator voice).
Thanks, to SkiFish, for showing DanK the Kish, and to DanK, for passing the knowledge.