I met up with pondboy (Dan) early this morning to try for some white bass on the Fox River at the Geneva dam. The water was still high from the flooding rains a few weeks ago so wading was unsafe at this location and we were confined to shore. DuPageAngler FlawlessFishing recently had a good day catching white bass in this area and we wanted to see if we could duplicate his success. First cast of the day I caught a decent smallmouth bass on a 3" yellow swim shad.
|Still a little groggy, it's early!|
|This size was typical of the white bass we were catching.|
One of my goals for this year was to catch a musky, but I didn't really think I had a chance today in the Fox. I was thankful to have Dan with me to help land the fish and give me advice on bringing it in. He also caught most the fight on his pivothead sunglasses.
Dan and I wrapped up the day fishing further downstream on a small tributary of the Fox River and I caught a few more smallmouth and largemouth bass.
|Great way to end an unforgettable day!|
Smallmouth Bass - 5
White Bass - 4
Largemouth Bass - 2
Crappie - 1
Successful Baits: Yellow swim shad, 1/8oz chartreuse roostertail, Chart./White Lake Fork Baby Shad, small chart./green sassy shad.
Weather: Partly Cloudy, N wind 5-10mph, warming to low 70's.
River conditions: High, visibility < 1ft.