Ottawa Pool in Illinoise

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by catfishingRon, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. catfishingRon

    catfishingRon New Member

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    State:
    Earlville, IL
    I headed down to the Ottawa Pool yesterday. I picked up some shrimp, oysters, and tried using scallops for bait. The scallops and oysters were a waste of time, and I floated down about a mile and a half with the shrimp with no luck.
    I guess what I learned from this trip is:
    1- dont be lazy and catch some shad.
    2- Use the danny kings sitting next to you in the boat.
    3- I never do good in early spring. head to Lasalle Lake

    It was fun anyway.
    ron
     
  2. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    State:
    La Moille, Illinois
    I usually fish below the dam at Starved rock down by Hennepin and have some luck in early spring. What was the water temp hoss?
     

  3. catfishingRon

    catfishingRon New Member

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    81
    State:
    Earlville, IL
    Chris,
    Soory to say but I didnt check the water temp.. I have 2 fish finders on my boat but only 1 takes the temp adn I wasnt using it. sorry
     
  4. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    State:
    Peru, IL.
    I went this morning for about 3 hours. We went to Starved Rock above the dam at look out point I think it is called. I could only get about 6 shad but that was OK, only had a couple of bites. It will get better.