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Willow Slough: A brief take

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Bluegill like this is why Willow Slough is so favored by those who love panfishing.

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Unfortunately, in the three or so hours Rick LaBuda and I had to play this afternoon, we only managed to pull out about eight of them.

Not sure why, considering yesterday had high pressure and high skies, but yet some limits of 25 taken, while Thursday was mostly overcast with lowering pressure.

A couple dozen others were trying in the second day the Indiana lake, on the Illinois border about 1 1/2 hours south of Chicago, was reopned to fishing after duck hunting ended.

Barring an unexpected amount of snow, the good 4 inches of clear ice should hold and maybe even build at what should be the top ice-fishing spot for bluegill this winter.

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This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on December 17, 2009 11:03 PM.

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