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Fly Fishing Report for 2018-04-21

Great day on the water with Justin James. A legit 17", two 15s, two 14s and a couple of 10s. He hooked up with 5 others that he lost but what a blast. Have to say the maiden voyage with the drift boat on the Kish was a great success!!!. We fished the Frosty Minnow all day in black over white. Falling pressure from 3.51 to 3.38.

Targeted Species

Location Information

  • Kishwaukee River

Weather Conditions

  • Cloudy
  • 55 °
  • 3.46

Water Conditions

  • Flow: 513 cfs
  • Guage Height: 2.38ft.
  • Temp: 0 °

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Dancing With The Devil: Small River Pike Fly Fishing

Getting the Sickness Last season, while fly fishing for smallmouth bass, I caught an unexpected northern pike that would launch me into an obsession that I call "Dancing With the Devil". Many of my peers may wonder why I would try to catch pike on the fly, it is an obsession that leads to much frustration and pain. After you read my thoughts on the subject, you may want to take a “Dance with the Devil” as well. Read more »