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How far south do I have to go to catch Smallies.

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Im at the illionois northern border by the chain o lakes, and I know there are smallies everywhere but very rare to catch them this north. How far south would I have to travel to have a consistent chance of catching smallies?
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I haven't fished above the McHenry dam or north with any regularity but I know below the Algonquin on south there's consistant smallie action.
Once the water goes down I'd say hit the Algonquin dam. I've had pretty good luck there since moving out here.
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