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Yes, I fished the DPR today. Record rains; water level at 8ft at time I fished; fished from 5:30pm-6:30pm; temps in the 70's; brief break in the rain.

Wanted to try and hit Beck or Oakton Pond but the roads were closed. So I drove around and found Lions Woods at Golf and River Road open. Then Went down to Dam #2 and was able to fish for a bit. Saw lots of small fish moving around the flooded preserve so I spent some time casting a spinnerbait. No takers. But it was pretty wild fishing in these conditions. Here's some pics...


Lions Woods. That ain't the river. That's Grove #1!


Preserve at Dam#2


Canoe launch at Dam#2. The end of those rocks should be over your head when levels are normal!


Dam #2 woods


Dam #2 woods. Looked like a great area for fish!


Euclid Bridge


Euclid Bridge


Euclid Bridge


Milwaukee and River Road


Dam #1 Woods in Wheeling - The Dam is non existant


Dam #1 Woods

And the river is expected to crest at 11.3 feet by tomorrow which would be an all time record. Wow.
 

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I don't know why, but I bet you Oakton starts producing Northerns the next few days. When the DPR gets like this Oakton starts doing Northerns. I hope to get out there tomorrow, rains willing.
 

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thx for the info Jay :shock:
I`m across the street from dam #2
I better get the boat ready :shock:
 

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horn13 said:
I don't know why, but I bet you Oakton starts producing Northerns the next few days. When the DPR gets like this Oakton starts doing Northerns. I hope to get out there tomorrow, rains willing.
Has there ever been a report of someone catching pikes at Oakton after a flood?
 

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Whoa Jay, that's some SERIOUS high wata!!!
 
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