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Sandy Creek hog farm construction begins.

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Sadly, in my opinion, a large scale hog farm in northern Marshall County is moving ahead with building despite protests from local landowners and conservation groups. Building will supposedly be complete in 18 months. From what I have read, Big Sandy Creek has more native fish species by far than any other stream in Illinois. This creek is home to a strong population of smallmouth bass and I have personally landed a 20"+ smallie from this stream. It is one of the most pristine and scenic creeks that I have fished. It saddens me greatly that a hog farm of this capacity is being allowed to build at the headwaters of one of our states gems. Photos of the creek to follow.

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I have fished that stream and I can attest to the fact that it holds a lot of smallmouth. This is a real shame. This is a Sandy smallmouth.post-32-0-61014600-1475805400_thumb.jpg

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