TaterToT wrote:Shouldn't change much Woz.
I wish they did this to the fox.
TaterToT wrote:I think most of this has nothing to do with yuppies or hippies. Its about flood control.
DasGoby wrote:I think the Chicago River damn removals are interesting. Who knows what that would do to the fishing at River Park. The removal of the Winnetka street damn makes sense but it could lower the water levels below the Willow damn a little bit which could affect that popular spot.
Cranked wrote:I wonder what the thoughts of the DPRAA are on this subject.
- not the river I'm familiar with.Busse Jim wrote:mostly clean hard bottom
Busse Jim wrote:If its for improving it,How much BETTER can the DPR get , its got Bass, Northerns, smallies, rockies, gills, crappies, clear water,mostly clean hard bottom, at least by my spots and from the posts in most others too,or is this year the exception?
and auxplaines those back water arms give the pike some where to stay out of the current during higher flows, since they cant tolerate stronger currents
when the river is real high after super heavy rains you cant get to it to fish from shore, you'd be fishing in the woods and the flow is too strong to kayak.
is it really that hard or inconvenient to portage a canoe.
Return the river to its free flowing unempeded past? wont that create a highway for the asian carp to make it all the way to racine or will they do as good a job keeping them out of DPR just like there doing now in the illinois river and lake michigan, the've detected asian carp DNA in lake michigan already have'nt they?
Aux Pleins wrote:Rather than try and convince bussejim and skifish that the section they fish is the underpopulated, undiversified, over neglected section of the DPR that the DNR is trying to fix, I will just show a few pics from the south DPR of fish that might make their way up very soon if there are no barriers..Did you know the state record Drum was caught in the Des Plaines River? Trash fish or not, its still a state record
these fish do not include the other dozen or so minnow and forage species that also will benefit the northern sections.
Cast4anyting wrote:That dam in the background you and Woz are posting pictures in...is that going down as well? Looks 10 times bigger that what the Hoffman dam use to be?
Aux Pleins wrote:
Jim, I actually been floating that stretch way longer than a month... I can tell you are very un schooled on the DPR.. after a while you'll see there are Pike and lrg mouth throughout the system. Not just in that slow oxygen deprived dead pool above dam 2.. Even in the sections loaded wit sandbars that are too shallow to boat. Secondly catching a half dozen Pike in 4hrs while boating the north section is a pretty easy feat anywhere from here to kenosha county. In my section near ohare, catching 20pike in a 3hr float happened quite a bit this year.. another thing you learn season to season is the hot spots will eventually change. Its good to explore more of the river, you might find you've been missing out all along.
How deep did ya say it was by the Euclid bridge? Its really shallow upstream of the bridge around the bend. And the dam removal wont drop it anymore, that's too far upstream. I thought it would happen here at the armitage dam, it didn't change anything after a 100yards or so, but did add about a foot of water to the low side.
And no one wants your 18 inch pike Jim, like I said before that section is a Dink circus, the big boys are 20 mins downstream where theres barrier free water for miles and miles..
Indians had the same problems with their canoes, I heard they used hashish for the pain..Skifish1 wrote:Man if I could get the pain cocktail to work for my screwed up back tomorrow I will be somewhere on the river in the afternoon. North or South I don't know...
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