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Old 05-12-2016, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Finally made it to the Kankakee, was not disappointed. 5/12/16

I fished the state park today, it was super neato. Caught and released about 20 smallies this afternoon. What a hoot, here are some highlights:



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Old 05-19-2016, 08:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice Fish, but...

We K3 river locals don't fish Rock Creek during the smallmouth spawn. We stay to the river.

We've seen yahoos come in and take the fish off their nests. Not good.

At least you were C&R.
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We K3 river locals don't fish Rock Creek during the smallmouth spawn. We stay to the river.
I'm not sure on this but I think they spawn in the river too.
Good outing dude.
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Nice Fish, but...

We K3 river locals don't fish Rock Creek during the smallmouth spawn. We stay to the river.

We've seen yahoos come in and take the fish off their nests. Not good.

At least you were C&R.
"We locals".

God I cant wait to leave Illinois.

Anyways, the dude who walked past me with an empty bucket and the pack of worms looked exactly like someone from Kankakee, so maybe you're not totally right about that.
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"We locals".

God I cant wait to leave Illinois.

Anyways, the dude who walked past me with an empty bucket and the pack of worms looked exactly like someone from Kankakee, so maybe you're not totally right about that.
Listen son,

Don't disparage people from Kankakee or more specifically Bourbonnais. Many of us grew up on the river and its local watershed and have been fishing it for more years that you've been alive. Some of us went to college, have advanced degrees, and live up north as your neighbors. For example, I am a software architect and live in area code 708.

But you see, like my fisherman friends, I know every boulder and pool in Rock Creek from Deselm road until it empties into the river. I find it extremely sad when tools come and yank spawning smallies off their beds and disrupt the spawning cycle. Yes the bass spawn in the river too, although I hesitate to mention where the beds are. You are forgiven because you didn't know any better.

Be aware that when the spawn starts on Rock Creek, there are people who watch the fishermen, who like me, monitor their nests. We have local connections with the DNR and you will be arrested of you keep illegal fish. We also monitor the river, but it is harder to do. Protecting our fishery is one of the reasons the K3 river is one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the United States.

Feel free to return to Colorado post-haste. I hear the weed heads are having a field day.
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Cool lecture. Talking down to people is fun, right?

Typical Illinois; clannish, exclusionary, and smug.

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cool lecture. Talking down to people is fun, right?

Typical internet; clannish, exclusionary, and smug.
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Maybe so, but I lurked for a while here and it's pretty obvious why these forums don't have a lot of activity.
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Maybe so, but I lurked for a while here and it's pretty obvious why these forums don't have a lot of activity.
Because it's filled with fools who are more interested in talking smack instead of actually going fishing.
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Because it's filled with fools who are more interested in talking smack instead of actually going fishing.
I wonder is there's a way to count the number of threads by new folks that had genuine, honest questions or reports, that were completely ignored.

Or the number of users with 1 post.

I'll keep posting here, I don't care what people think, and I don't break the law. It's just pretty insulting to be talked to like that when I've been fishing for over 30 years.
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