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Blackwell Spring brook creek restoration

Feb Mon 10, 2020 2:06 pm

Didn't venture to see what has been done but it seems like the big opening north of silver lake is going to cut to a narrow stream possibly? Not sure if that is the case.. I have caught nice bass in there before right off the bridge near the small dam parallel to the ranger station. Always could see monster bass jumping in the distance from the bridge. Never tried to access any other shore opportunities cause it looked impossible to bushwack. Will be interesting to see if it opens up fishing opportunity once the project is done and if the fish will still be there. Will try to get some pics in the near future. This link has a updated pic of the new section of stream built. Hope that is not the huge pond they tore down. :( https://www.dupageforest.org/news/upcom ... estoration

Re: Blackwell Spring brook creek restoration

Feb Mon 10, 2020 6:59 pm

Now's the time to bush whack some trails and open up some casting areas. I've been at it off and on since November. Sunday I opened up a bay that was 95% unfishable to 100% castable.
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Re: Blackwell Spring brook creek restoration

Feb Tue 11, 2020 10:14 am

Hope that is not the huge pond they tore down


i tried to check for you this morning but i couldnt see far enough down the trail off winfield road. ill try to swing through the park later today. need to check ice conditions there anyway since i heard the north section is still open...thats the best spot. dont care what folks say about that stupid island.

Re: Blackwell Spring brook creek restoration

Feb Tue 11, 2020 10:21 am

Cool.. thanks

Re: Blackwell Spring brook creek restoration

Feb Tue 11, 2020 11:41 am

HEDDONFROG wrote:Now's the time to bush whack some trails and open up some casting areas. I've been at it off and on since November. Sunday I opened up a bay that was 95% unfishable to 100% castable.


That ice looks fishable...

Re: Blackwell Spring brook creek restoration

Feb Tue 11, 2020 12:07 pm

SpecialEd wrote:
HEDDONFROG wrote:Now's the time to bush whack some trails and open up some casting areas. I've been at it off and on since November. Sunday I opened up a bay that was 95% unfishable to 100% castable.


That ice looks fishable...


It was/is but I’m respecting the “please don’t ice fish” request

Re: Blackwell Spring brook creek restoration

Feb Tue 11, 2020 2:21 pm

Might be some good smallie water in a year or 2. Thanks for the heads-up.

Re: Blackwell Spring brook creek restoration

Feb Tue 11, 2020 4:52 pm

The large mouth I caught in the creek 2 summers ago.. right next to the bridge/dam that I think is gone now
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