How bad do you want to fish?

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How bad do you want to fish?

Postby badger75 » Mar Mon 30, 2020 9:31 am

Saw this today

A man in Africa violated a government lockdown order and was subsequently killed and eaten by a crocodile while attempting to go fishing.

Go fishing but be safe...
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby Rambler » Mar Mon 30, 2020 10:29 am

Reminds me of when my best friend moved from his cabin in the Alaskan bush to a retirement community in Boca Raton (I'm not kidding). I asked him if he preferred FL over AK.

He said he liked the fact that in FL he could go fishing everyday. Also said that when he went fishing in AK he carried a 10 gauge just in case a bear got too close. Didn't like the fact that gators could get close without being noticed and that if he carried his 10 gauge around the retirement community he'd probably get locked up.

Ah - the compromises we make for fishing.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby RonG » Mar Mon 30, 2020 12:27 pm

Your friend already was lockup up, voluntarily.

badger75 wrote:A man in Africa violated a government lockdown order and was subsequently killed and eaten by a crocodile while attempting to go fishing.

Go fishing but be safe...


Yep, people are getting stir crazy. Like this this guy who couldn't stand his quarantine, stripped off his clothes, ran outside and bit a woman to death.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world- ... t-21773158
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby cletedius » Mar Mon 30, 2020 1:13 pm

Getting a little twitchy.
4 counties in FL(including mine) just went "stay in your home" until 5/15.
Ill never make it, I may have to escape.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby Bassin' Ted » Mar Mon 30, 2020 3:10 pm

I'm doing alright. Got out to Braidwood once and had a great day. Hit a local lake in my kayak twice and fished a subdivision pond once. Just waiting for a couple warm days and I will hit up Lake Michigan. Maybe even sneak to SW Michigan for a day to fish a small inland lake.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Mar Mon 30, 2020 4:27 pm

Bassin' Ted wrote:I'm doing alright. Got out to Braidwood once and had a great day. Hit a local lake in my kayak twice and fished a subdivision pond once. Just waiting for a couple warm days and I will hit up Lake Michigan. Maybe even sneak to SW Michigan for a day to fish a small inland lake.


Where you going to hit up LM? Just curious. All the launches are pretty much closed in Illinois and Indiana, with the exception of Waukegan.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby Rambler » Mar Mon 30, 2020 4:32 pm

Hit a CCFP spot for a few hours today. Not at all crowded. No fish either.

When I got home my wife insisted I take a shower & change clothes. My family is much more serious about this than I am and I'm the oldest and most vulnerable. Guess I'll have to start taking it seriously too or I'll be in deep yogurt.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby Bassin' Ted » Mar Mon 30, 2020 5:06 pm

SmalliesNEyes wrote:
Bassin' Ted wrote:I'm doing alright. Got out to Braidwood once and had a great day. Hit a local lake in my kayak twice and fished a subdivision pond once. Just waiting for a couple warm days and I will hit up Lake Michigan. Maybe even sneak to SW Michigan for a day to fish a small inland lake.


Where you going to hit up LM? Just curious. All the launches are pretty much closed in Illinois and Indiana, with the exception of Waukegan.
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I heard Portage was open. But that was last week.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby FishinMatt » Mar Mon 30, 2020 5:47 pm

After the IL River trip I snuck in a pond outing Saturday. I got poured on, but the fish were snapping and I am just plain weary of being inside the house all weekend long. Just canceled the annual Delavan reservations as the lodge is closed and I would not anticipate them opening anytime soon. For those of us who like to travel a bit for our adventures, we will really feel the sting once it starts warming up.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby FishinMatt » Mar Mon 30, 2020 6:19 pm

cletedius wrote:FL


Sure you heard by now, but the order right now is until 04/15. The governor misspoke.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby jmdog2003 » Mar Mon 30, 2020 6:25 pm

My northwoods trips are already in jeopardy :(
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby Aux Pleins » Mar Mon 30, 2020 7:15 pm

I wanted to get out Sunday, it was my first day off in the last 2 weeks. 50mph gusts pretty much shut down any fishing plans, not to mention how blown out the river is. I'm hoping to have an average 8hr work day sometime this week to go play in the stirred up chocolate river that is now the flooded Des Plaines.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby cletedius » Mar Mon 30, 2020 8:02 pm

FishinMatt wrote:
cletedius wrote:FL


Sure you heard by now, but the order right now is until 04/15. The governor misspoke.

Thanks!
Actually, no, I hadnt. I just looked around a bit & havent seen that, but I assume your right. This pleases me only mildly, but 2weeks is better than 6.

Quite the sauger slam! Looks like a hi-res pic from a 1980s outdoor notebook article! Very cool stuff!
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby HEDDONFROG » Mar Mon 30, 2020 11:36 pm

Holy crap Matt, that’s a hell of a sauger haul! Nice pond fish too.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby HEDDONFROG » Mar Mon 30, 2020 11:37 pm

badger75 wrote:Saw this today

A man in Africa violated a government lockdown order and was subsequently killed and eaten by a crocodile while attempting to go fishing.

Go fishing but be safe...


Wow that’s crazy
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby cletedius » Apr Sat 04, 2020 12:07 pm

http://www.wolfrivercam.com/wrc20191_002.htm
A lot of activity on shioc1 camera, today. Some pig walleyes moving thru, as well as a few sturgeon, a ton of suckers & carp, & even a few smallmouth
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby joetrain » Apr Sat 04, 2020 12:39 pm

Ok I bookmarked it. As soon as I clicked on it 2 walleyes swam by.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby RonG » Apr Sat 04, 2020 1:01 pm

I gave it 5 minutes. 34 carp, 1 tank walleye and the predominate leaf was maple.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby joetrain » Apr Sat 04, 2020 1:17 pm

I think I saw an otter.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby RonG » Apr Sat 04, 2020 1:22 pm

joetrain wrote:I think I saw an otter.
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby Grain » Apr Sat 04, 2020 2:46 pm

joetrain wrote:I think I saw an otter.
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This is nothing, a pod of whales has been reported in Chicago River.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby badger75 » Apr Tue 07, 2020 8:59 am

RonG wrote:... and the predominate leaf was maple.


North of the cheddar curtain, but not so far as the Maple leaf curtain.
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Re: How bad do you want to fish?

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Apr Tue 07, 2020 10:08 am

Turned it on for 5 mins just now and saw a monster sturgeon pass by. That was cool.
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