Friday, November 9, 2012

The GEO Report: November 8, 2012 Chicago River Fall Crappie Fishing

 Temp: 48
Wind: S 8 mph
Sky: Cloudy
Water Vis: 2ft
Water Level: Low

 After about five months with no Fishing, Today I had the chance to finally resume what I started in Early January 2012. Occasionally Life tends to get in the way of the "Life Style" and as my priorities have changed, I've finally been able to bring my Love, passion, and obsession back into my schedule again. It obviously never left my mind and was only a matter of time before losing my mind with no fishing... 

 I also have a new treasure to introduce soon, He's Due 11/15/12 And his name is Elijah Fisher Watford. Throughout this period I've shared many stories with him, And soon he'll be out and able to create his own!

  Today November 8, 2012 with my little chihuahua "PePe" in tow we had our hearts set on the North Shore Channel (NSC) of the Chicago River. With intentions of Crappie but hopes of Bass, I started casting smaller profile lures to get the first one in to sort of knock off the rust. Afterwards given the amount of activity by the bait fish I decided to match the hatch and try my luck for some aggressive bass fattening up before the winter truly settles in. Second cast I actually ended up hooking into a Bass, But he was able to pull free as my rusty angling skills gave him a better opportunity to escape then I did to Catch him. But after as long of a period as I have been off, I think I was more thrilled to have hooked, fought, and saw him then to actually even get him in. Although the drive to get some bass has obviously been taken up a few notches.  After a few more cast and losing that very bait I switched back to the smaller profile lures where I had opportunities in landing several Black crappie.

Here's a Few Pictures, as well as a VIDEO REPORT of today's outing.

Bass Glare, a Nice Fighting Fish!

The Last shake before I lost the Bass

Slab Black Crappie #1

Slab Black Crappie #2

We'll Finish off "The GEO Report" for 2012 and will be switching back to the "Adept Angling w GEO" format for 2013. Thanks for your time.

Happy Fishing!