From the south suburbs to the northwest suburbs, the Des Plaines River provides some excellent fishing opportunities.
So I took the yak and launched below Brandon road today. Water was low but still fast. First time on the river and it was a little unnerving. There were boulders sticking out here and there and in a current I realized its a bit more work to stay on the course I wanted. I spent more time paddling than fishing. The only fishing I did was when I beached the whale on an island. Caught a couple gar but nothing to ride home about. Paddling back the other direction I witnessed a man pull a musky out. I am serious. He used the tape measure on the side of my yak as I had to go see this when I saw him fighting. Looked just shy of 35". Crazy!
- Ichthyoid Artimus
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i fish that spot preetty frequently too and i remember one time last year we were fishing there and saw a dead fish floating in the current and originally thought it was a large northern but after snagging it and bringing it in we ffound it was a musky, i couldnt believe it. it was at least a good solid 30 inches ill have to try to dig up some pictures of it i couldnt believe it either that they are in there but ive caught pretty much everything else out of there so i guess a musky dosent suprise me either that spot is loaded with fish!
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They're rare in the DPR, that's cool. I only ever caught one 26" tiger musky out of all the pike I've caught in there.
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thewoz did u take a pic of that 35''???
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