I was on Vacation with my boys at Howe for couple of days .We were renting cabins in Twin Mills campground.Pigeon River goes thru the campground so i fished it a little.
One thing i am sure You are not gonna find a river within 50 miles range from Chicago with that many smallmounths and rock bass
In 2 2-3 hours outings i cought around 40 smallmouths from 6- 19 inches and lot more rock bass -some 13".
My best pick was mepps #4 silver blade chartreuse body.
I love that place ,wild ,quiet , smell of pines.
The sad thing is Nice things ends fast