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About KenS

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  • Birthday 07/17/1963

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    Fishing, kayaking, weight lifting, biking, coaching softball

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  1. Lauren and I are still planning on going,
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    Wading Staffs

    I have an old foot injury which doesn't bother me much. It is does when walking on rocks. I purchased a Hammers Collapsible Wading Staff Fishing Stick a couple years ago. I like it a lot, it allows me to take weight off my foot when needed. It is most helpful when covering longer distances wading creeks.
  3. Put Lauren and I down for August 11-15. Thanks, Ken
  4. Catching fish during our time has been more difficult than any of our previous trips. Even with that we still have caught many nice smallies and walleye, I have had a great time spending time with my daughter and the other guys here. . At the end of today we witnessed the most incredible rainbow I have ever seen! I will a picture could really capture the view. We happen to be at a perfect spot on the river.
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    Hickory creek

    Thanks for the links. I didn't know about them. I am going to look into the group further. I could join you to do some cleanup in Pilcher park .
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    Hickory creek

    Sean, what areas did you see that needed clean up? The carp are all Common carp no Asian carp.
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    Hickory creek

    I actually did pretty well on the creek after work on Friday. The best one was just over 17". I started throwing a ned minnowz and switched to a rubber frog and stayed with it the rest of the time. Most smallies I caught were around 10" with a few rock bass . Water clarity was very good above the dam. The clarity of the water backed up by the dam was greatly reduced. The decreased clarity continued for miles past the dam. There are carp all over the creek below the dam but almost none above it. Another change in the creek above and below the dam is the gradient. The creek drops quite a bit more from the dam to Joliet also with more abundant rock compared to areas from Frankfort through New Lenox.
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    Hickory creek

    Fished Hickory this weekend and got my Hickory PB smallie.
  9. The wind was a challenge with kayak control. A gust of wind took my hat which I was able to rescue. Other than the wind, it was a good day on the water. I tried a jerk bait with only getting a follow to the kayak and another fish that only bumped and swirled at the surface. All my catches were on a swim bait and a ned. Paul, thanks for showing me around. It was a good day to be out catching smallies.
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