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Fresh water Fish Flyfishing
Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:46 AM
-- Bob Lawless.
Posted 11 March 2005 - 09:27 PM
Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:25 PM
Posted 12 March 2005 - 11:01 AM
The rivers, streams and creeks of NE IL have Smallies, panfish (Bluegill and Greenies), creek chubs (aka. suburban trout) and various rough fish.
The ponds are loaded with all sorts of panfish, Bass (SM, LM and white), catfish, crappie, and carp.
If one is willing to drive a few hours, the spring creeks in SW WI are available for trout fishing. I have a fly fishing buddy at work who treks up there every chance he gets. I tried it once last year, but conditions were definitely against me. Nasty cold front put everything down, not a cloud in the sky, very sunny and hot. I gave up and drove to one of my favorite rivers in IL on my way home. I could not get a bite at even my best spots.
I want to try Steelhead this year. I'm going to throw flies at Musky near the end of this month. I'm talking with a guy at the fly shop about a pike outing this summer. And I'm sure I will give those WI spring creeks another try.
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 12 March 2005 - 12:26 PM
I could go on and on but my favorite fish to target would have to be 3 different species. I love silver salmon cuz of their acrobatics and abundace, abundant enough to catch 20 a day for a fish that averages 10 pounds, can't beat that The second fish is what i believe to be the most underated freshwater fish along with carp, Chum salmon, pound for pound are much harder pullers than kings and jump like silvers. The third and final is big rainbows, i love all rainbows but the big ones of the kenai, naknek,kvichiak and other rivers are in a class of their own. Frankly they are as big as steelhead and in my opinion fight better, probably cuz they are juiced up from all those eggs and flesh.
Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:35 AM
So much water, so little time!
Enjoying the Creation, Praising the Creator!
Posted 13 March 2005 - 10:19 AM
"All it takes is one fool to be standing arround doing something, for a bunch of other fools to join in"......a quote from an old Newfoundlander I met fishing in the pooring rain
Posted 31 March 2005 - 02:07 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:21 PM
Posted 02 April 2005 - 09:30 AM
Get me on the water!!
Posted 02 April 2005 - 01:07 PM
Posted 02 April 2005 - 01:57 PM