Illinois Adventure #1307 “Fishing trip on the Illinois River just above Hennepin”


ON A CHILLY MORNING
IN MARCH NEAR SPRING VALLEY, WE
JOINED TOURNAMENT FISHERMAN DAN IN MARCH NEAR SPRING VALLEY, WE
JOINED TOURNAMENT FISHERMAN DAN
VIN AS HE FISHED FOR SAUGER ON JOINED TOURNAMENT FISHERMAN DAN
VIN AS HE FISHED FOR SAUGER ON
THE ILLINOIS RIVER. VIN AS HE FISHED FOR SAUGER ON
THE ILLINOIS RIVER.
>>. THE ILLINOIS RIVER.
>>.
>>STRETCH OF THE RIVER WE ARE>>.
>>STRETCH OF THE RIVER WE ARE
FISHING IS CALLED THE CLAM BED,>>STRETCH OF THE RIVER WE ARE
FISHING IS CALLED THE CLAM BED,
SOUTH OF SPRING VAIL. FISHING IS CALLED THE CLAM BED,
SOUTH OF SPRING VAIL.
IT IS A GOOD AREA FOR SPAWNING SOUTH OF SPRING VAIL.
IT IS A GOOD AREA FOR SPAWNING
FISH. IT IS A GOOD AREA FOR SPAWNING
FISH.
BOB AND I HAVE BEEN RUNNING ALL FISH.
BOB AND I HAVE BEEN RUNNING ALL
OVER THE RIVER TODAY OF WE FOUND BOB AND I HAVE BEEN RUNNING ALL
OVER THE RIVER TODAY OF WE FOUND
A LOST SMALL MALES UP NORTH ON OVER THE RIVER TODAY OF WE FOUND
A LOST SMALL MALES UP NORTH ON
THE FLAT. TODAY WE ARE FISHING WITH BOB
JOHNSON.
BOB AND I HAVE BEEN FISHING JOHNSON.
BOB AND I HAVE BEEN FISHING
TOGETHER NOW FOR 16 YEARS, BOB? BOB AND I HAVE BEEN FISHING
TOGETHER NOW FOR 16 YEARS, BOB?
BUT BOB HAS BEEN FISHING IN THIS TOGETHER NOW FOR 16 YEARS, BOB?
BUT BOB HAS BEEN FISHING IN THIS
RIVER, HE FISHES JUST ABOUT BUT BOB HAS BEEN FISHING IN THIS
RIVER, HE FISHES JUST ABOUT
EVERY DAY. RIVER, HE FISHES JUST ABOUT
EVERY DAY.
HE IS MY HOUND DOG. EVERY DAY.
HE IS MY HOUND DOG.
>>ALL YOU GUYS I FISH AGAINST HE IS MY HOUND DOG.
>>ALL YOU GUYS I FISH AGAINST
IN THE TOURNAMENT, HE IS USUALLY>>ALL YOU GUYS I FISH AGAINST
IN THE TOURNAMENT, HE IS USUALLY
THE ONE COMING OUT FINDING THE IN THE TOURNAMENT, HE IS USUALLY
THE ONE COMING OUT FINDING THE
FISH WHEN I AM WORKING MY THE ONE COMING OUT FINDING THE
FISH WHEN I AM WORKING MY
REGULAR JOB. FISH WHEN I AM WORKING MY
REGULAR JOB.
THE REASON WHY THE FISH ARE HERE REGULAR JOB.
THE REASON WHY THE FISH ARE HERE
IS THEY ARE SPAWNING. THE REASON WHY THE FISH ARE HERE
IS THEY ARE SPAWNING.
THE CLAMS, MUSSELS STICK TO THE IS THEY ARE SPAWNING.
THE CLAMS, MUSSELS STICK TO THE
CLAMS AND IT MAKES GRAVEL. THE CLAMS, MUSSELS STICK TO THE
CLAMS AND IT MAKES GRAVEL.
THEY ARE IN HERE SPAWNING. CLAMS AND IT MAKES GRAVEL.
THEY ARE IN HERE SPAWNING.
WE ORIGINALLY STARTED HERE THIS THEY ARE IN HERE SPAWNING.
WE ORIGINALLY STARTED HERE THIS
MORNING, THROWING CRANK BATE, WE ORIGINALLY STARTED HERE THIS
MORNING, THROWING CRANK BATE,
CAUGHT A COUPLE NIGHT FISH OR MORNING, THROWING CRANK BATE,
CAUGHT A COUPLE NIGHT FISH OR
CRANK BAIT. CAUGHT A COUPLE NIGHT FISH OR
CRANK BAIT.
>>THAT’S A GOOD FISH, ROBERT. CRANK BAIT.
>>THAT’S A GOOD FISH, ROBERT.
NICE SAUGER.>>THAT’S A GOOD FISH, ROBERT.
NICE SAUGER.
ON THE CRANK BAIT, YOU HAVE NICE SAUGER.
ON THE CRANK BAIT, YOU HAVE
EVERYBODY OUT HERE GIGGING. ON THE CRANK BAIT, YOU HAVE
EVERYBODY OUT HERE GIGGING.
FIRST FISH OF THE DAY, BOB. EVERYBODY OUT HERE GIGGING.
FIRST FISH OF THE DAY, BOB.
LOOK AT THAT. FIRST FISH OF THE DAY, BOB.
LOOK AT THAT.
SPRINGTIME UP ON THE RIVER. LOOK AT THAT.
SPRINGTIME UP ON THE RIVER.
THIS FISH IS STARTING TO DROP SPRINGTIME UP ON THE RIVER.
THIS FISH IS STARTING TO DROP
RAIDS. THIS FISH IS STARTING TO DROP
RAIDS.
EARLIER TODAY WE HAD COUPLE RAIDS.
EARLIER TODAY WE HAD COUPLE
FEMALES THAT WERE DROPPING EGGS. EARLIER TODAY WE HAD COUPLE
FEMALES THAT WERE DROPPING EGGS.
BUT NOW THIS AFTERNOON OUT OF FEMALES THAT WERE DROPPING EGGS.
BUT NOW THIS AFTERNOON OUT OF
THE DEEPER HOLES WE HAD FEMALES BUT NOW THIS AFTERNOON OUT OF
THE DEEPER HOLES WE HAD FEMALES
STILL HARD. THE DEEPER HOLES WE HAD FEMALES
STILL HARD.
EGGS WEREN’T QUITE RIPE YET. STILL HARD.
EGGS WEREN’T QUITE RIPE YET.
HARD AS A ROCK STILL. EGGS WEREN’T QUITE RIPE YET.
HARD AS A ROCK STILL.
SHE HASN’T — NOT ISN’T EVEN HARD AS A ROCK STILL.
SHE HASN’T — NOT ISN’T EVEN
READY. SHE HASN’T — NOT ISN’T EVEN
READY.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THE LAST READY.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THE LAST
FOUR OR FIVE DAYS, THE WATER WHAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THE LAST
FOUR OR FIVE DAYS, THE WATER
TEMPERATURE DROPPED DRASTIC NINE FOUR OR FIVE DAYS, THE WATER
TEMPERATURE DROPPED DRASTIC NINE
DEGREES. TEMPERATURE DROPPED DRASTIC NINE
DEGREES.
THE FISH THAT WERE SHALLOW, DEGREES.
THE FISH THAT WERE SHALLOW,
EIGHT, SIX, SEVEN FEET MOVED IN THE FISH THAT WERE SHALLOW,
EIGHT, SIX, SEVEN FEET MOVED IN
THE DEEP HOLES. EIGHT, SIX, SEVEN FEET MOVED IN
THE DEEP HOLES.
IS THAT A GOOD FISH? THE DEEP HOLES.
IS THAT A GOOD FISH?
NOW, THE FISH THAT WE WERE AT UP IS THAT A GOOD FISH?
NOW, THE FISH THAT WE WERE AT UP
THERE WERE COMING OUT OF 23 FEET NOW, THE FISH THAT WE WERE AT UP
THERE WERE COMING OUT OF 23 FEET
OF WATER. THERE WERE COMING OUT OF 23 FEET
OF WATER.
NORMALLY THEY WOULD BE DOWN HERE OF WATER.
NORMALLY THEY WOULD BE DOWN HERE
IN 14,12, 10 FEAST WATER. NORMALLY THEY WOULD BE DOWN HERE
IN 14,12, 10 FEAST WATER.
OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, WE HAD A IN 14,12, 10 FEAST WATER.
OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, WE HAD A
COLD SNAP COME THROUGH, AND THE OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, WE HAD A
COLD SNAP COME THROUGH, AND THE
FISH MOVED BACK DOWN INTO DEEPER COLD SNAP COME THROUGH, AND THE
FISH MOVED BACK DOWN INTO DEEPER
WATER. FISH MOVED BACK DOWN INTO DEEPER
WATER.
I WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT WE WERE WATER.
I WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT WE WERE
DOING. I WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT WE WERE
DOING.
WEESH USING CRANK BAITS IN THE DOING.
WEESH USING CRANK BAITS IN THE
MORNING, BUT WE SWITCHED TO WEESH USING CRANK BAITS IN THE
MORNING, BUT WE SWITCHED TO
VERTICAL GIGGING. MORNING, BUT WE SWITCHED TO
VERTICAL GIGGING.
VERTICAL GIGGING IS MERELY USING VERTICAL GIGGING.
VERTICAL GIGGING IS MERELY USING
YOUR BOAT AS THE ROD. VERTICAL GIGGING IS MERELY USING
YOUR BOAT AS THE ROD.
YOU GET ON TOP OF THE FISH, AND YOUR BOAT AS THE ROD.
YOU GET ON TOP OF THE FISH, AND
LIFT THE ROD UP AND DOWN JUST A YOU GET ON TOP OF THE FISH, AND
LIFT THE ROD UP AND DOWN JUST A
FEW INCHES. LIFT THE ROD UP AND DOWN JUST A
FEW INCHES.
NOT MUCH TO IT. FEW INCHES.
NOT MUCH TO IT.
I WAS USING PINK HAIR GIG. NOT MUCH TO IT.
I WAS USING PINK HAIR GIG.
ONE THING YOU NEED TO GET ON I WAS USING PINK HAIR GIG.
ONE THING YOU NEED TO GET ON
YOUR JIG. ONE THING YOU NEED TO GET ON
YOUR JIG.
THIS IS A STINGER HOOK. YOUR JIG.
THIS IS A STINGER HOOK.
THIS IS MADE BY WASP. THIS IS A STINGER HOOK.
THIS IS MADE BY WASP.
THE REASON I LIKE THIS, IT HAS A THIS IS MADE BY WASP.
THE REASON I LIKE THIS, IT HAS A
REVERSE TRUBLIN, THE BAIT IS PUT THE REASON I LIKE THIS, IT HAS A
REVERSE TRUBLIN, THE BAIT IS PUT
ON HERE, MINNOW TODAY, THIS REVERSE TRUBLIN, THE BAIT IS PUT
ON HERE, MINNOW TODAY, THIS
STICKS IN IT. ON HERE, MINNOW TODAY, THIS
STICKS IN IT.
THE SHORT STRIKING FISH ARE STICKS IN IT.
THE SHORT STRIKING FISH ARE
CAUGHT. THE SHORT STRIKING FISH ARE
CAUGHT.
YOU WILL GET A LOT OF IT WHEN CAUGHT.
YOU WILL GET A LOT OF IT WHEN
THE WATER TEMPERATURE IS YOU WILL GET A LOT OF IT WHEN
THE WATER TEMPERATURE IS
41 DEGREES. HOOK ANOTHER ONE, BOB.
(LAUGHING) THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED,
THE FISH ARE COMING UP UNDER (LAUGHING) THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED,
THE FISH ARE COMING UP UNDER
THAT BAIT. THE FISH ARE COMING UP UNDER
THAT BAIT.
THE SAUGER FISH IS RANKED IN TOP THAT BAIT.
THE SAUGER FISH IS RANKED IN TOP
TEN IN THE COUNTRY THIS IS THE SAUGER FISH IS RANKED IN TOP
TEN IN THE COUNTRY THIS IS
AWESOME FISHERY. TEN IN THE COUNTRY THIS IS
AWESOME FISHERY.
IT IS A LOT OF STOCKING WITH THE AWESOME FISHERY.
IT IS A LOT OF STOCKING WITH THE
DNR, AND WORKING WITH THE FELLOW IT IS A LOT OF STOCKING WITH THE
DNR, AND WORKING WITH THE FELLOW
TOURNAMENT FISHERMEN. DNR, AND WORKING WITH THE FELLOW
TOURNAMENT FISHERMEN.
>>THAT’S THE FISH WE ARE TOURNAMENT FISHERMEN.
>>THAT’S THE FISH WE ARE
LOOKING FOR, ROBERT.>>THAT’S THE FISH WE ARE
LOOKING FOR, ROBERT.
>>COME HERE GIRL! THEY ARE GETTING BIGGER.
WE ARE WEARING THEM DOWN.
LOOK AT THAT, YOU BARELY HAD WE ARE WEARING THEM DOWN.
LOOK AT THAT, YOU BARELY HAD
THAT FISHHOOKED. LOOK AT THAT, YOU BARELY HAD
THAT FISHHOOKED.
THAT’S ANOTHER FEMALE THERE. THAT FISHHOOKED.
THAT’S ANOTHER FEMALE THERE.
STILL REALLY HARD. THAT’S ANOTHER FEMALE THERE.
STILL REALLY HARD.
NOT READY TO GO. STILL REALLY HARD.
NOT READY TO GO.
NICE SAUGER, LITTLE HEAVIER. FOR THOSE WISHING TO HIRE THE
SERVICES OF DAN VINOVICH CALL
(309)347-1728.

4 thoughts on “Illinois Adventure #1307 “Fishing trip on the Illinois River just above Hennepin”

  1. Just plain awesome. Makes me want to get in the truck and head over right now.

  2. i aint never gone fishing before so that's where im gonna go. the closest place i know of is the lasalle canal but i heard all the fish there suck.

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