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Braidwood bass biting better

June 03, 2009 at 07:22 AM

Bass were biting well last weekend at Braidwood Lake. So says Dale Bowman of the Chicago Sun-Times in his latest column.

Wrote Bowman after last Saturday’s Fishing for a Cure bass tournament:

For fishing, the eighth annual ‘‘Fishing for a Cure’’ bass tournament at Braidwood on Saturday was by far the most hopeful. Many of us gave up on Braidwood after the disappearance of the plant structure around the turn of the millennium.

But several years of adding artificial structures (most recently in late May) and annual stockings of largemouth bass fingerlings, which began in 2006 and added 247,000 in the first three years, is showing signs of paying off.

Winning bag went to the Monee father-and-son team of Ron and Andrew Lindstrom with three bass weighing 9.69 pounds, including a 4.95-pound largemouth. They fished the cold water side of the lake and had nine fish of 15 inches or longer.

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