Midwest Multi-Species Fishing – sounds like a good time to me! This year, the MOVING BAITS have been absolutely smoking, from chatterbaits to topwater – although my new favorite technique is by far a jerkbait. This is followed closely by another new favorite from last year: micro-swimbaits.
Today, we hit the water with my only golden jerkbait… a no-name model from yesteryear that worked… well… it worked surprisingly well, landing a few bass and my PB Jerkbait Crappie.
After I got frustrated with the jerkbait trebles picking up too much of the Illinois muck I was fishing through, I switched to a Kalin’s Crappie Scrub. This little dude was paired with a 1/16 ounce Kalin’s simple ballhead jig (which has a relatively short shank – which is important) and it was lights out for the panfish.
Today was an extremely fun, productive round of fishing even though I was pretty limited on time!
Let’s get to grinding.
Fishing Multi-Species Moving Baits | Bass, Crappie & Bluegill
Location: Northern Illinois
Time of Year: 3rd Week of May – Late Afternoon
Weather: Calm & Overcast
Air Temperature: 56°F
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Let’s get better.
Fishing is never dull. You can always learn – even when the fish don’t bite. Fortunately, they DID bite today, but we had to make a few adjustments and even leave the lake we were at for greener pastures…