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Posted 29 March 2005 - 12:58 AM
I will need to pick my son up from camp near Arcadia MI the weekend after Father's Day. Since I have to pick him up on Sat morning, I figure I need to drive out there early. It takes a few hours from the suburbs of Chicago. So I figure if I drive out after work on Thus, I can have the whole day Friday for fishing in the area. I've got a friend at work who tells me he has some suggestions, but he is not a fly fisherman. So I figured I could ask my fly fishing friends on FTF and hopefully get some suggestions for where to go with my fly rod.
I am primarily a Smallmouth fisherman. I am willing to fish for anything that swims. Smallies are simply the most fun I can have within an hour of home. I'm going Musky fishing tomorrow (a couple hours south). I've never tried that with a fly rod before. Hopefully the prediction of 20-30 MPH winds will be a gross over estimate. A guy from the local fly shop said he and I could try Pike this spring (another fly rod first). Another friend hopes to get me to try Trout in SW Wisc this summer. I tried that once last summer, on my own, with no luck. And someday I would love to try my luck with Steelheads. I don't suppose they will be accessable in the later half of June.
So, any suggestions are welcome. I have asked a fellow fly fishing friend from my area to join me on this outing. He just recently joined these forums. I think this will be the first Michigan fishing experiance for both of us. I will be watching this thread, or you can drop me an e-mail.
Thanks in advance,
Member of the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance
Rivers: Fox, DuPage, Kishwaukee, Kankakee
Ponds: Fermilab Ponds, Blackwell Forest Preserve
Fishing primarily DuPage and Kane counties in NE Illinois
Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:09 AM