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How's water levels? I am new to having a boat. I was going to go to Fox Waterway this weekend but I see it's quite low so I will not break in my new prop in the mud. Further investigation led me to avoid the fox river too as it may also be shallow. I hope it's safer on the Illinois at Starved Rock for some walleye this weekend.

Thanks, DW
 

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We spent the last weekend on the river in Seneca
& it came up 11in. over the weekend
You shouldn't have any problems for your prop,
unless you hit something floting.
Good luck & good fishing.
Neil
 

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should be plenty of water at S.R., maybe too
much depending on snow melt and more rain?
usually the only shallow spot is in front of
the sea-wall directly east(south shore) of boat launch. most fish are on the channel
side anyway along Plum island and Dee Bennet
road.
 

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:)26 damn it, water is up a couple more feet
today and talked to 2 fishing parties saying
it was tough today.but i'll be out Sat.
 

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:)16 my worst fear, i got skunked today!
muddied up water, more current, and some wind
doomed me. i did float 45 minutes playing with
my graph,still don't know everything about it.
three different boaters said they got 1.
<font color="#FF0000">NEXT TIME </font>
 

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Man! I debated between taking the wife and kid to the Illinois river for sauger and sounds like I am glad catchable trout won out. I am going to hit the river next Saturday if it shapes up.
 

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I am glad to see I was not the only one who got the big goose egg today. The water clarity was only about 3 inches with lots of floating debris. The water level is up at least 2-3 feet from last week. The water temp was about 45F, so hopefully next weekend will produce different results.

Did anyone catch any fish today?

Happy Fishing!
 
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