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Joe R

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  1. Well if there is a bunch of cicadas around may just jam one through a bare 2/0 hook and toss it into an eddy with a UL rod. Mono leader.
  2. I hike and carry too much gear as it is front pack and backpack. But if i have a stupid river crossing or sketchy section i just look for a stout branch. Test if first make sure it doesnt break. Something caveman cool about using a big ass stick as a staff. When done toss it down and reuse on the way back. If you want you can use a heavy beast and it really plants good in the water.
  3. Do I have to show vaccination card and ID proof? Since I listen to music on my bluetooth speaker when I float I have caveat no Cheap Trick requests.
  4. When i retire in a few years and leave Illinois it will have nothing to do with the corrupt politics, super high taxes, dismal financial state massive debt, etc it will be because of the archaic stupid non navigable river laws, over channelized waters, and less protective fishing laws. Lack of public acess on the more rural waters is one thing that is understandable but the trespass law is archaeic and i doubt that will change in my lifetime.
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    Kish open?

    He did ask me to come to back of his car he popped the trunk. It was just NED rigs and jerk baits I felt safe.
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    Kish open?

    Yep open thanks ran into a guy named Paul T coercing smallies dragging NEDe
  7. Any of you fine folks been by the kish recently and know if its mostly open please share As in no major ice bergs....thinking about a paddle sunday or monday. Typically ice upriver skinny but farther downstream maybe okay
  8. I missed blowout but I will give this a go....first timer
  9. Go up to door county they have close in wrecks with clearer water there have done a fair amount of swimming up there when water is warmer say from mid July through early September have seen countless smallies that is when you understand the concept of schooling hooligan bass who roam. They cover a lot of water.
  10. I will be family camping at sugar river county park with in laws for a few nights starting Saturday , location influenced by my selfish desire to fish sugar and rock. Couldn't imagine fishing there though will be a serious river blowout anything originating way north Illinois or Wisconsin. Crazy I recently fished turtle creek in Wisconsin at about 130 cfs and now it's like 3000 cfs
  11. Boone county Fair with wife is current plans. I fished south branch today upriver. Wow very very low could use some rain. Lots of dead moss coming up from bottom now floating on top very irratating.
  12. Nice. Guess I missed this one, was traveling anyways. That stained thing seems to be going on with some other streams longer then usual.
  13. I sized up bought a 11 instead of 10. Used them for first time this evening not very good in mud but I'm going to love them for the right scenarios since super light and comfy and will be good for hot weather. They will dry very quickly.
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