Baldwin anyone?

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by catmankev, May 9, 2008.

  1. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    Who's fishin Baldwin this weekend? I plan on goin tomorrow!
     
  2. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    i cant fish till sunday. i have to go to a DEP meeting at 1 tomorrow. otherwise i would be there with bells on.
     

  3. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    I really do not know what I am doing tomorrow... I do not know if fishing in is the cards or not.
     
  4. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    My dad and I are planning on trying it for a couple hours tomorrow morning. Hopefully the fishing is better than it has been!
     
  5. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Doesn't look like I will be doing. Need to inventory and stock the camper... get it preped for Rend :confused2:
     
  6. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    The 40#+ Blues are hiding on a slow drift or set up with shad in between (lat=38.2047N by lon=89.8628W to lat=38.2014N by lon=89.8658W) on a northern to Southern set up, if wind will allow a drift :wink::big_smile_2:
     
  7. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    AKA.. The fish are in the water. Find them. :smile2:
     
  8. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Easier said than done :confused2:
     
  9. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Didn't have much luck this morning. Dad caught an 11.5# blue, but that was about it. Did catch some nice gills for bait!
     
  10. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Wonder why it has been so dog gone rough for the fish in Baldwin to bite. Crazy!

    Wish you had some better luck... really was expecting better outcome.

    Were you using any cut shad or just the bluegill? I been having good luck with some large shad near the hot water dump.
     
  11. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Hmmm, I thought you had a gps in your boat Arron? Still not a bad fish, better than i caught today, acre of mowing before the next rain, LOL!
     
  12. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Tried both. Dad's fish was on bluegill - a couple smaller ones on shad.


     
  13. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Caught the one decent blue close to the coordinates you provided. Not much else.....:confused2:
     
  14. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    My son and I caught 10 blues between 4 and 14 pounds. Bluegill did about as well as the shad.
     
  15. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Dangit Kev... how do you always pull in more than the rest of us... fishermen inflation? LOL
     
  16. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    Persistence and determination!:wink:
     
  17. lil kat

    lil kat New Member

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    I guess some weekend I'll have to try to come over there to Baldwin and drown some bait with all of you guys. Sounds like a place i would like to fish
     
  18. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Paul let me know when you are planning on coming up. I'm sure Brian, Kevin or I would have room for ya.
     
  19. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Despite the fact that the bite has been really off and slow.... I think it is my most favorite lake. Lots of blue cats populate that lake and the occassional flathead makes it a pretty nice lake for catting.
     
  20. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I agree. When you "only" catch 1 or 2 blues over 10# a day and consider it a slow day, that's a testament to the fishery. It is also one of the few places where you can fish in the middle of winter.