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It is a shallow stretch from what Eric has told me. I plan on wading, but you are welcome to bring your canoes or kayaks folks. Gonna be a great time!

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Well look at that.....I feel dumb now (not like that's out of the norm though).

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Right now the weather forecast is calling for 44 degrees, 40% chance of rain and winds ENE at 18 mph. It may be tough for those unfamiliar with the river and chilly temps take a toll on your psyche. Given the high gas prices, I recommend postphoning a Central IL field trip to the Fox until the weather is a bit warmer. At least a wade or float in decent weather will be enjoyable, regardless of the catching. Saturday would probably be better served catching up on the honey-do list and saving the day for better odds. It's up to you guys. If some want to fish, I can meet up and point you in the right direction.

 

The Tap House in Oswego is a good place to meet afterward for a beer and a bite to eat. Nice beer selection and good food.

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I think we should heed Eric's advice and postpone the outing until next Saturday.

 

For the guys in the Central Region, I am planning on posting ISA signs instead Saturday. Then we could dress warmer and avoid the cold water. I will post another topic for this and make calls tomorrow nite.

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Funny.

I remember a report about a year ago from a certain somebody, when it was super super windy and cold out out, and this certain somebody killed 'em.

Certain somebody had better not put a report for this Saturday, 4/28.

Just sayin'.

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Last year at this time the Fox River was flooded. The fish were packed along shoreline structure and easily accessible / easily catchable. The USGS data was 12.97' / 4,720 CFS whereas right now it's 11.62' / 1,330 CFS. The fish are much more spread out right now and the wind + cold temperatures will make for a tough day on the angler. Church.

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Just a reminder, Violet Patch Park at 8 AM this Saturday. PM me if you plan to attend. Looking up a place for breakfast today on break from work.

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Nice to meet everyone today, I think all those that fished got into some OK fish. I got one that was maybe 15'' and few small ones...oh yea I managed to foul hook a Drum. Looking forward to fishing with you guys (and gal) again. Thanks again for the fly Eugene.

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Dana thanks for running this one even with all that lightning. Ha.......... ^_^:P

 

I had fun today.The moving water was very calming . Didnt put that much effort into it today, so i am grateful

to that smallie that told me he was there by pulling the rod 3 or 4 times till he hooked himself. Everyone caught today.

Bart took off with Eric for a bit down river. By the smile on Bart's face i am sure they caught a few. I think Dana had numbers.

Pat showed up and showed us the flyrod works by picking several smallies off in a hurry.

Bart how did you do? Dana, Pat and i finished the day off at Fermi, where i saw Dana put a hurt on a pile of Bass.

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Yesterday was one of the best days of my life. Beautiful river everyone so warmly welcomed me to! Staying up for 22 hrs was totally worth every second, and I didn't even have to break out the waders! :P Can't wait to come up and do it all over again!

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