sangcris report

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by slikk03, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    channels are hitting by the dam no big flatheads yet, anybody here sangchris diehards, got an 8 pounder last night set my cliker like a freight train it foght harder than my 25 pound flathead , to me at sangcris they nail it ,they dont bs around they run , both flats and channels
     
  2. sscharlie

    sscharlie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the report Jake. Are there any bank spots around there?
     

  3. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Stan, there are many good spots to fish from bank at Sangchris. Check out the map on ifishillinois website, it will give you a descent idea.
     
  4. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    try all along the points bythe dam for flatheads,throw them back, if there big, so we can keep having fun, i wont take them out, to much poisen in that lake to eat a 20 pounder,
     
  5. sscharlie

    sscharlie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jake and Randy, I'll start doing my homework.
     
  6. WaterHog

    WaterHog New Member

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    What are you fellows using for bait along the dam? Shad?
     
  7. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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  8. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Shad and gills myself..... alive for sure..... Bullhead about 5-8 inches if ya can get ya some.
     
  9. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    bullheads, never had luck using them, i stick with gills and shad
     
  10. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Man Bullhead are the best bait bar-none........ Natural enemy with them Flathead nests, they will eat them just to kill'm
     
  11. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    ill try bullheads, still but i never liked them becouse thed bounce my poll and im thinking its a flathead, i like to wait ti ll that poll bends, there no way im goin to get a flathead that i gota be qwick setting the hook, slow relexes.i gotta feel them tugging good at least,
     
  12. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    I cut the "horns" off with side cutters, and slit the tail a bit, when I use them.