Clinton Lake Report .,

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Doyle, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    I got in the water by 7:30 , traveled to the hot water return area and picked up shad. I decided to head to the west end of the lake. Fished for three hours and caught 3 channel under 4 lb. I decide to move up near the hot water return. I was getting bites by the score but no catfish. I got tired of all the bait fish messing with me and used larger whole shad for bait. That stopped all the biting so I went home. Had fun fishing thou.
     
  2. IL_CATFISH

    IL_CATFISH New Member

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    Thanks Doyle. How big are the shad?
     

  3. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    hope you have better luck next time
     
  4. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    The shad I netted were were from stick in the net size to 4-5 inch. I kept the bigger ones to use as cut bait. Mine are always dead by the time I use them. Sometimes I go to the boat ramp and pick up a few blue gils.. I didn't do that this time.