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Old 06-03-2007, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which one would be a closest trout stream from Naperville? Im heading up to west upo to Fennimore where are a lot of nice streams, but 4 hours of driving is lil too long and I cant afford that much gas since im addictive fisherman who needs to go fish 24-7
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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that is about the closest real trout stream, if you go near madison there is black earth and some others around there, but if you drive 1.5 more hours west you get into some real water that is well worth the extra drive. As for trout in illinois good luck...I've found one creek that is spring fed and holds natural reproducing trout in it although they are few and far between it is still a treat, but i'm keeping that one to myself.

Let me know how you do and good luck

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Old 06-04-2007, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm sure we would all love a beautiful little spring creek chock full of little natural browns in our back yard here in the Chicagoland area, however you are simply going to have to suck it up and make the drive. Our backyard is SW WI, Michigan and yes, even eastern Iowa. There's just no getting around it. I agree with the comment above, Coulee country is beautiful. I am always amazed that I'm still in the mid-west everytime I go, but there are still plenty of places to go in the Madison area. I guess I'd rather fish Black Earth than not fish and sometimes a few less hours driving makes it a bit more do-able. Go pick up a copy of Trout Streams of Wisconsin by Jim Humphrey and Bill Shogren and a Delorme and have at it. There's a wealth of information in those chapters.
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that is about the closest real trout stream, if you go near madison there is black earth and some others around there, but if you drive 1.5 more hours west you get into some real water that is well worth the extra drive. As for trout in illinois good luck...I've found one creek that is spring fed and holds natural reproducing trout in it although they are few and far between it is still a treat, but i'm keeping that one to myself.
Let me know how you do and good luck

tight lines,
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You didnt find that one in illinois thats for sure..
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A lot of trout streams around the Madison area. The Wisconsin DNR website was nice enough to put maps of the Madison area streams. Check it out.
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/fish/faq/wheretofish.html
Also don't forget to get a copy of Wisconsin Gazetter and you're good to go. Good luck with your search.
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Bluff Creek is a tiny but deep spring fed limestone stream near Whitewater Wisconsin, about 10 miles north of Lake Geneva. Great Browns and Brook trout in there. I also happen to know where that IL trout stream is, and I agree on keeping it a secret!
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Bluff Creek is a tiny but deep spring fed limestone stream near Whitewater Wisconsin, about 10 miles north of Lake Geneva. Great Browns and Brook trout in there. I also happen to know where that IL trout stream is, and I agree on keeping it a secret!

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Are there really trout in Bluff Creek ?
I'll give anyone a dollar for the Illinois trout stream (promise not to tell)
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Gentlemen,
Trout Fisherman are like Ruffed Grouse Hunter's. I know I do both. They are not going to share and relieve information that can endanger and destroy the population. You can fish a area out in a trout stream easily and ruin it with a lot of pressure. I know where they are talking but not telling.
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Gentlemen,
Trout Fisherman are like Ruffed Grouse Hunter's. I know I do both. They are not going to share and relieve information that can endanger and destroy the population. You can fish a area out in a trout stream easily and ruin it with a lot of pressure. I know where they are talking but not telling.
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As Fliesonly mentioned, NE Iowa has a great trout program with both stocked and reproducing trout. The streams are small and crystal clear. I've been there a few times and had lots of fun and plenty of fish to eat!
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