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Old 10-05-2013, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Deepest Holes on the Kankakee River

Does anyone know where some of the Deepest holes on the Kankakee river can be found. I know of a 14 foot hole and a 16 foot hole. I was recently told that flatheads are being found in 20 ft. holes right now, but I don't know where those can be found.

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Go to "Fishing Hot Spots" website.....they make maps for a lot of Midwest waters. The Kankakee river map is nice....shows the deep holes too.
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Nick at the Trading Post has that map for sale..
I've got 2, lost the 1st one then found it right buying the 2nd one.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been using the depth finder, and maps and haven't found a single hole over 15' deep. I've done this in the past with my uncle and hadn't found any 20 footers then either. I'm gonna have to ask around.
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Default feding fish

if you are looking for actively feeding fish, they are out shallower. If you find flatheads on the bottom of a deep hole odds are they aren't real active.

The hot spots maps shows depths but what good does that do. what was the water level when they allege those depths and are they filling up with sediment. The first map I saw they published on this river left off a very well known creek and showed some holes where it was a solid limestone shelf. Take the info with a grain of salt.
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the fishing hotspots map shows the entire south side of langham island and some downstream as a hole. thats not even remotely true. get out there and safely get your feet wet.
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How do i get in contact with the '' the trading post ''

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http://www.kankakeeriver.com/fishing%20frameset.htm
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Flatheads in a 20ft hole are not eating. Guaranteed. They stack up for the winter like cord wood in huge piles. Its pretty neat if you ask me. Anyone targeting them is usually looking to snag through the pile. Been a lot of problems in Wisconsin with that behavior from fishermen.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, for the info and help. I agree, after learning alot more about flatheads I'm seeeing that's not the area, like you all said, that the active fish are. Now I do know of some sand flats 3-5ft. deep directly upstream of those holes which is maybe where they go to feed at night. Either way, my first goal is to simply catch a 15lb.+ fish next year. I'll keep tryin till i get em'.

Thanks again for all your sharing,

and have a good Thanksgiving!

Ray
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