So I'm out running an errand. I get dog food in Wheaton at the Natural Pet Market which happens to be right across 56 from Rice Lake; a spot where DuPage Angler had held a contest. I remembered after not catching any bass I joined WackyBass in catching green sunfish by a big drainage duct. I figured that the drainage duct was going to be free of ice and those sunfish would be there and be hungry. I was wrong. The water was open but not very and no sunfish.
I walked to a high point and saw only one other area that was open so I fished it too. Nada at Danda! Not to be deterred I checked a few more ponds I know of until I found one that had enough open water to fish.
I was already rigged up like I would be for drifting on my ultra light with one exception. I had a Rat Finkee glowing ice jig as my hook. I tipped the hook with some of the last of my waxies and caught some blue gills. Not bad for a quick stop while out.
|Bluegills on an ultra light!|
|Ate the Fink!|
|Fat Belly. I need to learn how to tell fish gender. It may be eggs.|
|Very Pretty Color on this one. Too bad it's out of focus.|