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Post Posted: 11:52am - Nov 11,17 
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Stepped outside to a balmy 27 degrees this morning. Perfect trout weather. A lot of this going on:
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About a half an hour into my morning, I hooked what I thought was my personal best creek chub, AKA Dupage River trout, until it went airborne. Alas, I had myself my first honest-to-goodness Dupage River rainbow trout.
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It was at this point that I decided to put down the bass gear for good and become a trout guy. I found near immediate success with not one, but two more beautiful rainbow trout.
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No doubt stockers that got washed in from somewhere during the October flooding. I doubt I got the only three in the river so there's probably more swimming around. I also got into quite a largemouth bite between 9 and 10 a.m. of better-than-average sized bass for that river. Had a few shake off and all fish landed were between 13" and 15", many of them covered in mud. They're already hunkering down on the bottom of wintering holes but are very willing biters.
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All fish caught on light jigs with 3" Gulp minnows. One smallmouth, five largemouth, and three rainbow trout. Yes I said it. I caught more Dupage River rainbow trout than smallmouth bass, cuz that's how I roll.

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Post Posted: 12:52pm - Nov 11,17 
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:gpost as usual man!...u a damn river savage...be good...mike

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Post Posted: 02:40pm - Nov 11,17 
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Trout probably came from Hidden Lakes in Bolingbrook. I know their ponds flooded with one of the heavy rains we had right after they had stocked and I'm sure many made it to the river. Nice catch. It's not too often you get to catch trout in the Duper!

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Post Posted: 03:06pm - Nov 11,17 
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^ that's what I was thinking too. These fish came quite a ways upstream of HL and just shows how fish will migrate. Gotta get rid of those downstream dams.

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Post Posted: 04:45pm - Nov 11,17 
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Cold water trout, very tasty jmdog.

Another great post brother.

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Post Posted: 05:03pm - Nov 11,17 
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Nice looking trout.

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Post Posted: 05:13pm - Nov 11,17 
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A very cool report.
I can't imagine stumbling onto trout in the 'Duper 8)~

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Post Posted: 05:41pm - Nov 11,17 
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Thanks all! Yeah definitely quite a bit of luck involved. But just more proof that if you wet a line, you never know what will happen :)

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Post Posted: 08:55pm - Nov 11,17 
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You said it dog you can't catch fish on the couch.Another great post.

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Post Posted: 10:18pm - Nov 11,17 
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DAMN!!!
If there was one trout in the whole river, you would catch it jmdog. I am truly floored of the trout and I have always wondered if the Duper could support a trout population. What the hell, Illinois D&R, throw some in there; won't hurt because everything else is already in there.
As always, you give me reasons to keep hitting that body of water. I am impressed as always.

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Post Posted: 11:57pm - Nov 11,17 
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See, now if you would let slip a little more specifically where your spots are, You could have yelled over to me that you caught a trout. How cool would that have been? But no, you gotta be all mystical. Upstream. Downstream. Would it kill you to leave a distinct looking bridge in the background of one of your pictures?

Nice Work.

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Post Posted: 04:21pm - Nov 12,17 
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Jmdog, how far into the winter do you wade the Duper? Until it turns to ice? I sort of put the waders on the side since after the last few wades, my knees were getting numb (not a bad thing, mind you, when the arthritis is eased).

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Post Posted: 05:55pm - Nov 12,17 
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Umm in mild winters I'll get out all year. Last year was a blessing. But since I mostly fish early in the day, when temps are consistently in the teens in the morning I'm sleeping in.

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Post Posted: 06:41pm - Nov 12,17 
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Just awesome.

Thanks Jim.

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Post Posted: 08:24pm - Nov 12,17 
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Stocked trout usually have a fin clipped. Usually the adipose fin. It appears that all of them are clipped. That’s one way to tell a stocker trout vs a wild one. Nonetheless, good work. Mops

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Post Posted: 09:23pm - Nov 13,17 
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Nice post as usual jmdog. Hoping to get out myself this weekend and do some wading. Finally have weekends to myself.

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Post Posted: 05:16pm - Nov 15,17 
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jmdog, well done! Guess all the trout came from the overstocked farm trout in Bolingbrook. I was walking by the rainy days and saw the trout reservoir and EB merge into one body of water.

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