By Bob Daly
Had the opportunity to fish a few ponds at the Giant Goose Ranch which is located near Canton, Illinois on Saturday, Feb 22. The Giant Goose Ranch is owned and managed by the Herman Brothers. The Goose Ranch lays on 8.8 acres of land with access to 52 lakes and ponds which are loaded with monster fish species such as bluegills, perch, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and many more. During our trip we I fished along with a good friend plus guide Todd Kent and his 4 clients. Bluegill action was insane at the first pond we fished. I figure everyone in the group landed at least 200 bluegills each which is well over 1,000 gills!!! Sounds crazy but true as your jig was not down for over a minute without a big gill being on the end of the line. Later in the day, we moved to a perch pond and all landed some monster perch and more gills. Guide Todd Kent does a fabulous job of putting clients on non stop fishing action. I highly recommend taking a guided trip with him for some of the best fishing you can imigine! Todd has a great facebook site so look him up and contact him with questions on the Goose Camp and other fishing opportunites in the Canton area.