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  2. That may be part of the reason. Its amazing how many people don't have PFDs with them. The one officer who is a friend carries extras in his vehicle and let's people use them after getting their most of the time a warning ticket depending on their attitude. They have to return them to the office after the complete the float.
  3. That is correct. They must leave it up because it also states about the life vest being required.
  4. Yesterday
  5. I know it's not the ISA's, but the sign under ours about the water usage stamps -- those are now defunct, correct? Thanks for posting the yellow signs.
  6. nice work Frank...& the McHenry County Conservation District you are establishing a nice relationship with your waterway
  7. It's time for our annual Pot Luck Picnicat the picnic shelter in the Glenwood Forest Preserve in Batavia on Saturday, August 1st. After beimg shut down for most of the Summer I believe that it' about time for a social gathering with our friends in the I S A. As always we will provide the main course, hot dogs and burgers and encourage but not require everyone to bring a dish to share. Lunch will begin at noon but come early should you want to do a little fishing in the Fox river beforehand. https://www.mapquest.com/us/illinois/glenwood-park-forest-preserve-358314429 https://kaneforest.com/location/glenwood-park
  8. Ed Buric

    Pot Luck Picnic

    It's time for our annual Pot Luck Picnic at the Glenwood Forest Preserve picnic shelter in Batavia After beimg shut down for most of the Summer I believe that it' about time for a social gathering with our friends in the I S A. As always we will provide the main course, hot dogs and burgers and encourage but not require everyone to bring a dish to share. Lunch will begin at noon but come early should you want to do a little fishing in the Fox river beforehand.
  9. Last week
  10. The McHenry County Conservation District has the ISA signs posted we supplied them with. They did all the work so now there are 8 signs posted on this water. Thank you Gabe Powers for the help getting this done!
  11. It's higher than the Kank? That would be suprising.
  12. I read some years ago that 60 to 80% of water is effluent when at summer low levels. On a dry summer the gauges would jump each night as the plants discharge when there is less public use. Still the water quality is higher there than the Fox or Kank. I wouldn't want to swim in or eat anything from it.
  13. I believe Downers Grove, Woodridge, Lisle, and Bolingbrook, all have wastewater treatment plants that empty into the East Branch. I believe West Chicago, Warrenville, Naperville, Plainfield, Shorewood and Channhon have treatment plants that empty into the main branch. There could be more but those are the ones of which Im aware. So yes there is a tremendous amount of treated wastewater in the river.
  14. I did have one more cancellation. I now have one spot open for these 3 choices. The last 4 days of the first week, the first 3 days of the second week, and the last 4 days of the second week. Check the first post in this thread for the dates and details.
  15. That braided section just south of Black Rd near Hammel Woods has always looked interesting. I'll have to go check it out.
  16. Only 12 million gallons a day. Interesting to read. https://www.dupageco.org/WastewaterDivision/
  17. There is a water treatment plant that discharges water into the DuPage near the confluence of the East and west branches. That’s the only one I’m aware of.
  18. Yesterday I was passing the Dupe around Shorewood/ Plainfield. I counted 40 cars at one spot. There were tubers everywhere. Looked mostly to be families with a zillion kids. as you would kids were splashing water over their heads etc. basically swimming. Do towns discharge into the dupe?
  19. I recently had a bad day of fishing on the water so I decided to turn it into a good day for a river clean up. https://duckdodge62.wixsite.com/tdsmh/post/river-clean-up-day
  20. Sweet! Thanks so much for taking the initiative. I look forward to chatting with Mr. Powers. Nice to follow you as you discover and enjoy your backyard waters. Enjoy.
  21. I know some of you have seen my post from fishing the creek near me for smallies. I been doing fairly well on this small water catching smallies from 6 inches up to my PB for the creek a 19 1/2 inches. I thought that this would be a great water to have our signs posted on smallmouth conservation. Talked with Scott and he thought it would be a good thing. Was able to contact Gabe Powers the fisheries manager for the McHenry County Conservation District. He was able to get the permission to have the signs put up on the creek. They are even doing the installation of the signs at the site. It was great seeing the sign at one of the areas that people fish. Gabe is very interested in getting a working relationship with the ISA. I will be passing his info along to Terry and they can talk shop. Well maybe the creek thanked me today for thinking about the conservation of this great little water. It rewarded me with this great walleye a beautiful 29 1/2 inch fish today. Caught others but most were in the 14 inch range. All fish came on the JimmyDs Riverbug in the custom color he ties for me. I feel very fortunate to have a water like this so close to my house. The MCCD has been doing a ton of work on this creek and it obviously is paying off. If we have a Blowout next spring I think Gabe may be a great speaker for us to consider and when I talked with him he was open to the idea. I could have posted this in the Other Gamefish section but even though it is a great walleye the conservation side and sign posting is a bigger deal. Take care and get out and fish!
  22. Earlier
  23. I am still planning on going, will double check with my brother.
  24. I haven’t heard from everybody yet, but enough have confirmed they are going that there will not be any increase for everyone else. I’ll be sending out requests for final payment very soon. Thanks everyone, I’ll see half of you there!
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