Originally Posted by Polish Joe
Belly boating mazonia is a nice option
Try the wilderness lakes in the south unit. They lack boat launches,but are very accessible to a belly boater.
I wanted to hit those, but I have dumb snorkeling flippers that I have to wear in my stocking waders. Tough to hike back like that. I will be getting new bootfoot waders soon; my 5mm neoprene Cabela's waders from the mid-90's fit me exactly like you imagine they might lol.
I hooked into one dink bass on Ponderosa right by the boat launch, and fished Eagle and Monster, as well.
I am also going to get an inflatable kayak this summer, I want to be able to access more water than I can reach in the belly boat. Mazonia is my new favorite place in Illinois, I haven't had solitude like that since I moved out here, it was nice.