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Paul Trybul

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  1. It looks like we will be invading the Kish with a decent sized armada. So far its is me, Paul T Sr, Norm, Frank, JCarrol & a buddy, Jake B & a buddy, Eric, and solid maybe from Joe R, and Jude has been all over this post but at no point was there commitment to attend. Either way it looks like good participation for what should turn out to be a nice spring day. The river is flowing at a perfect level to float and as clear as you'll ever see it in the spring.
  2. Yes the gages remained relatively unchanged after yesterday's precipitation. Snow is better than rain as it melts off slowly and is easily absorbed by the ground. All branches of the Kish can be in play if anyone has preferences. Mostly sunny and increasing temperatures going into the outing should make for good pre-spawn bass fishing. Many techniques could work like jerkbaits or swimjigs. along with the consistent plastics bite. I don't think it will be topwater time yet. Perhaps those still fishing later in the day might want to give it a try.. Water temps are still cold so I recommend bringing an extra set of dry cloths in case of a mishap..
  3. Perhaps there is a permission issue. Can anyone that is not an ISA officer see the events in the calendar?
  4. It is also in the calendar as well. Below is copy& pasted from our ISA calendar: This will be the NW region's first outing of the year. We will meet at the Cherry Valley Café at 9AM and work out pairings and shuttle from there. The date is subject to change due to unpredictable spring water levels. Cherry Valley offers close access to the north, south and main branches of the Kishwaukee River. We can recommend trips ranging from 3 hours to all day depending on your schedule and fishing style. Call Paul Trybul if you have questions 815-540-7775.
  5. Currently all branches of the Kishwaukee are in great shape. We survived the rain that came through last night but more is on the way tonight. The rest of the week looks pretty dry so unless the river does up 2-3 feet, we should be good. Extended forecast looks like mid 50's. Light waders will be helpful to stay dry while paddling and getting out in spots to wade. The cool temps will make it comfortable to stay in waders for several hours. I would like to get a head count of who is coming by Thursday. .
  6. I plan to have it a float trip. River levels can be tough to wade in the spring. Who's in?
  7. Paul Trybul

    Kayak Name

    Not on a kayak but it is a pretty good name for one.
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    Kishwaukee River Wade Outing

    Join us for a wade fishing outing on the Kishwaukee River. Mid-August offers the most stable conditions for wading this gem of a smallmouth stream. We will meet at the Cherry Valley Café at 8AM and break up into groups from there. There will be options to fish the north, south, and main branches of the Kish depending on current water conditions. Bring proper wading attire, sun protection, and water for hydration. Call Paul Trybul 815-540-7775 if you have any questions regarding the event.
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    Apple River Wade Outing

    Here is an opportunity to fish the scenic Apple River located in the far Northwest corner of our State. The Apple is located in a driftless area untouched by the glaciers. It offers scenic bluffs, rock formations and riffle, pool, run smallmouth habitat. This is a small stream so we will limit the number of participants. Call Paul Trybul 815-540-7775 to reserve you spot.
  10. Paul Trybul

    Kishwaukee River Float Outing

    This will be the NW region's first outing of the year. We will meet at the Cherry Valley Café at 9AM and work out pairings and shuttle from there. The date is subject to change due to unpredictable spring water levels. Cherry Valley offers close access to the north, south and main branches of the Kishwaukee River. We can recommend trips ranging from 3 hours to all day depending on your schedule and fishing style. Call Paul Trybul if you have questions 815-540-7775.
  11. Paul Trybul

    Kayak Name

    I helped you carry it. Fully loaded it felt like a battleship.
  12. Paul Trybul

    Kayak Name

    I thought you would have went with a Cinnamon girl that has a heart of gold.
  13. Paul Trybul

    Kayak Name

    You see I've been through the rivers on a kayak with no name It feels good to be out on the water In the river, you can remember your name 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
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    NW Region 3rd Saturday, March

    Green eggs and ham would be so much better. Breakfast sounds good as fishing is better later in the day this time of year.
  15. Paul Trybul

    What do you do next?

    On Q#1, I would try something different. Scott's idea of a senko works good especially on missed topwater bites. Something different could be the same type of lure but just a different size or color. I've seen that while fishing jerkbaits. You have their interest but haven't matched the hatch yet to trigger the strikes. Q#2 I throw right back, If that doesn't work, I throw right back with something different. The fish has identified its location and is active. I almost always have 2 rods with 2 different presentations. You can typically pick up that fish unless it felt the hooks on one of the misses. Q#3 Make observations on the location that fish came from. If you get a better understand of the where and why that fish hit, you can start to develop a fishing pattern for the day. I'll pound the spot until it stops producing. Q #4. I will follow up with a different approach probably more finesse. Once I feel a good spot is properly worked over, I move on with a run and gun basis hitting as many high % spots as I have time for.
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