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fishing kiswaukee

PostPosted: Jun Fri 26, 2020 11:42 am
by retiredarmysarge99
good morn im lookin for a lil info im located in huntley and been wanting to take my kayak on the kish and fish any help tips etc i have a jackson bigrig maybe tag along with some one i dont want secret spots just wanna fish thanks

Re: fishing kiswaukee

PostPosted: Jun Fri 26, 2020 5:51 pm
by Rambler
Sarge - not sure this will help - I know the south branch better than the north.

You could put in at Russell Woods west of Genoa on Rte 72 & paddle to Pottawatomie Woods out past Kirkland. Putting in at Russell isn't easy - you have to carry your boat over a bridge. Alternately you can put in in downtown Genoa. It's an easier put-in but it cuts off some nice parts of the river.

It's a medium distance from Genoa to Kirkland - not sure how you feel about paddling upstream to get back. Better to have cars at both ends.

Have fun.

Re: fishing kiswaukee

PostPosted: Jun Fri 26, 2020 6:12 pm
by retiredarmysarge99
o i dont paddle lol i have a trolling motor got smart after fishing the fox i have a jackson bigrig so carrying is out lol thanks for the info

Re: fishing kiswaukee

PostPosted: Jun Fri 26, 2020 7:30 pm
by Skifish1
Study Google maps you find areas to launch but closer to rockford the better so more water volume kish can be very shallow extended sections where to shallow for motor

Re: fishing kiswaukee

PostPosted: Jul Tue 14, 2020 6:05 pm
by Muskietime
Always check the Kishwaukee River stream flow before going: ... gage=BVDI2
and a weather app to be sure that there are no Flash Flood Warnings.
The Kish is great but can be deadly as the flow can take someone not paying attention into obstructions above and below the waterline.

I wade parts of it with a float tube and it is great...when safe.
Be well.