Took advantage of the mild weather we have been experiencing and try my luck at the local strip mine lake. Cloudy and temps in the high 40's. Water temp was 45 and lake was a foot above normal pool with all the rain we have had this fall. Thought I would share my experience with you all.
Why move South when the weather has been great for December!
Besides every time I visit Texas it rains or has record breaking cold. Have fished locals ponds in the Dallas area, White Rock, Bethany Park Ponds and Bachman Lake. Also fished Lake Fork a couple times and Rayburn too.
Just need to find more time to fish instead of working.
I live Southwest of Peoria where there are numerous strip mine lakes and fish a couple local bass clubs. Started fishing the BFL's in the Great Lakes Division ( Pools 7,8,9 & 10 Mississippi River & Wolf River Chain).
I hope you enjoyed the YouTube videos too. Takes some time to go thru 4 hours of video to get the good shots.
Got a Gopro last year and starting to use it more now. I got brave a while back and use it for some underwater footage.
Go fish Clinton Lake and tell me how good the fishing is in Illinois in December. Years ago I fished a Central Illinois Tournament Association tournament on Clinton where they had to give everyone their money back cause no one caught a keeper!! Illinois is probably the worst bass fishing state east of the Mississippi.
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a look at the American Indian".
I weighed in 22 pounds on Clinton and came in 2nd place my first time fishing there. Pretty simple lake with hot water discharge. Southern Illinois is the bassiest part of the state with Crab Orchard(muddy), Kinkaid(highland/grass), and Lake of Egypt(powerplant). There's numerous other lakes that have motor restrictions that receive less pressure as well.
P.S. Everyone knows Ohio is the armpit of the bass world!
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.