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  1. Now you can use a big motor, just operate it at no wake speeds. Will increase the pressure from bass boats for sure.
  2. I've floated from hwy 150 to mackinaw river fish and wildlife area a few times...
  3. You can also slightly bend the whopper plopper blades to adjust the sound to your liking...
  4. It's incredible heartbreaking to see the disdain with which our politicians treat our wetlands, rivers, and streams here in Indiana. It's appalling.
  5. They are native, but the river systems in the area have been greatly altered! Orange is native range, dark red is non-indigenous.
  6. It does. It will embed a picture if you post the BBcode--use the IMG not URL link. If it works it will look like this
  7. Upload to IMGUR, then post the link.
  8. Just the access to waterways. Find other means. Private launches, US army corp boat ramps, city parks, etc.
  9. Some of the lips will work better than others, and I use a good bit of cement to keep them from spinning on the shank. I'd recommend using them on articulated flies. I've caught a few fish on them but I don't typically throw them much any more. The first time I made one, I took it to a local area to try out. I was tossing a short cast to see how it would act and this muskie crushed it with about 10 feet of line out!
  10. This is a good place to get jigs. You can custom order with whatever size hook/lead you want. It's out of springfield IL as well, so rather local. Most of my hair jigs for smallies are olive/dark olive or baitfish colors. Can't ever go wrong with white or black as well. Best to keep them sparse most of the time ;). https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Lure-Making
  11. Start making some phone calls. IDNR, IEPA, county water district, etc. Disgusting.
  12. That is a great section of river. Gregg is a great guy, and so are the rest of the people in the MSA. Attend if you can.
  13. I am sure they will suck that thing down. The grass carp around here select for certain kinds of leaves. I see them pulling branches of walnut trees when the river is flooded, and any downed walnut is stripped of it's leaves in hours while the maples go untouched. They do love the maple seeds (helicopters) though, cottonwood fluff, and other leaves. I'm going to have to figure how to tie a leaf imitation.
  14. I would make sure those invasives aren't going back in the river alive. The rivers here are absolutely loaded with them. Say goodbye to any aquatic vegetation that is palatable to grass carp in the river.
  15. One of my absolute favorites. Go if you can, Matt and Dan from the MSA are great people.
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