Advanced Search

Evanston RoundTable | Evanston, IL
The Weather Network
Dreamtown Corp


home : sports : youth/sports
November 19, 2019

10/30/2019 3:25:00 PM
Hooked on Fishing: Fall is Great Time For Colors and Big Fish
By Dick Peach


I know I am going to sound like a broken record, but fall fishing is one of the best times of the year to catch the trophy fish of your dreams. In the past couple of weeks two state records were broken with really terrific catches, one in Minnesota and the other here in Illinois.

On Oct. 10, on my favorite lake, Lake Vermilion, a young man fishing with his handmade lure tied on to an 80-pound test line hooked the new Minnesota Catch and Release record for muskies. It took him nearly 20 minutes to get the fish close to the boat where he could net her. The fish was a monster, measuring 57¼” long with a girth of 25½” and weighed an amazing 47 pounds.

The new Illinois State record smallmouth bass was caught on Oct. 14 shore fishing in Monroe Harbor in downtown Chicago. It measured 22½” long with a 16½” girth and weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces.

Both fish were CPR’d, that is, catch, photograph, released. That speaks volumes about the character of anglers today who are conscious of the fragile nature of our fisheries. Way to go guys! They are both having Kevlar replicas made of their trophy catches.

Speaking of muskies, last week Lake Geneva was stocked with 950 10” muskies. The fish were a Leech Lake strain that is renowned for producing some very large fish (see Minnesota record). This will help create the record-breaking fishery the State of Wisconsin is hoping Lake Geneva will become. If you’re still hoping to fish on Lake Geneva, the smallmouth bass are the most active this week. The best fishing has been down deep in 20’ to 40’ of water. They are nice sized and chunky from filling up for winter. There is still time to get out and enjoy the fall colors as well as some great fishing.

Unitl next ... time keep a tight line.

Contact Dick at hookedonfishing@comcast.net.







Article Comment Submission Form

The RoundTable will try to post comments within a few hours, but there may be a longer delay at times. Comments containing mean-spirited, libelous or ad hominem attacks will not be posted.

Note: Your full name is required. Your telephone number and e-mail will not be posted. You may type your comments in the space below, or you may type them in a word document and cut and paste them in the space below.

Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   



Click to View Upcoming Events
<November>
SMTWTFS
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Submit Event






HomeVideosCommunity PostsObituariesClassifiedsAdvertiseAbout UsContact UsLinksLife
Dreamtown Corp

Copyright 2008-19 - Evanston RoundTable LLC, Evanston, IL 60202, 847-864-7741, All Rights Reserved


Software © 1998-2019 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved


: