Fun Trip to the Kaskaskia in New athens

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by Bad_fisherman21, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    Caught 2 channels 4 to 5 pounds each (filleted them and ate them). The big Suprise was catching 2 Drums one was 20 lbs easy and the other was around 10 them things felt like logs but once they got close to shore they fought hard. kind of a heart breaker when your exspecting a new personal best catfish and you catch a drum but still one of the funnest trips this year.:big_smile:
     
  2. hock_paul

    hock_paul New Member

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    Good job brotha'! I fished there on Sunday, actually closer to baldwin. I caught two channels, one was 8lbs. and the other was 15lb. I had another nice one hooked, but the old lady couldn't keep the rod tip up and he found a tree to wrap around and got off.:sad2: Were you fishing on the bank under the bridge? There are a lot of big boys in that river and you never know what you're gonna get!:wink:
     

  3. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    I cant get a catfish over 10 pounds for anything ive gotten man 5-9 fish just never an 11 or 12 #