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About jcarroll

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    St Charles
  • Interests
    Smallies on Fly or baitcaster. Kayak fishing on the Fox.

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  1. jcarroll

    Fox river float

    I was looking forward to this float and then it disappeared off the calendar..... I thought it was always posted in this forum to see who was interested??
  2. jcarroll

    Illinois River/Illini State Park

    Thanks for the feedback guys......maybe I'll just take some gear and see what happens from shore. Keep it simple and safe!
  3. I'm headed for Illini State Park for the weekend. I've never been before. Looking at the Google satellite photos, it appears to be right by a lock and dam stretch of the Illinois river. Looks like Person Creek flows through the park as well. Has anyone ever fished this area? Should I bring my kayak or can you just fish the banks? Any input/knowledge would be appreciated. If there are any Blues fans out there, Big Dog Mercer is going to be playing at Starved Rock Sat night...… thus the last minute trip! John
  4. jcarroll

    Fox Kayak Trip May 12th

    I'm in.
  5. Was good to be on the water. Enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to doing it again..... I’m sure there are fish there somewhere! 😏
  6. My buddy is a no go...... something about a bachelor party tonight and guaranteed hangover tomorrow. I'm still in.
  7. I’m planning on attending and might have a buddy who is interested.
  8. jcarroll

    Kish Wade Outing, 6/24/17

    Never had the kayak on the Kish.....I'd be up for a float if it materializes.
  9. jcarroll

    Fox River Float, May 6th

    Another weekend of Lake fishing! Ugh.
  10. jcarroll

    Kish Float: 4/22/17

    Would love to join you on the 6th if you still have a spot open. Never fished the Kish and it seems like this would be a good introduction.
  11. jcarroll

    Hi Everyone - New to ISA

    Appreciate the hints! You may just see me out there!
  12. jcarroll

    Hi Everyone - New to ISA

    Thanks for the feed back on the Big Rig. It is a heavy one for sure. I'm also going to look at the Wilderness Attack 14. I'm a tall guy so I think I need a sit on top. If you have any others you would deem worth investigating, Id love to hear about it. Maybe I should just get a bass boat!
  13. jcarroll

    Hi Everyone - New to ISA

    New member who just wanted to introduce myself and say so far I have enjoyed reading all the great information posted here at ISA. I am in the St Charles area and mostly fish the Fox. Would enjoy meeting other anglers who fish the same area. I fish both fly and a baitcaster. I like to wade and Kayak. I am actually considering a new kayak and just tested a Jackson Big Rig.....man is that a comfy seat! Before I pull the trigger, I would love to hear any pros and cons from other Kayak fisherman regarding that rig or any others they are familiar with. Cheers! John Carroll