anouncment on the clinton lake

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by JERMSQUIRM, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    the clinton lake now is no wake after dark. this is a result of a death due to a speeder driving over a pontoon boat this summer killing an 86 year old man and injuring several others. this is gonna be a pain in the butt. not much there is to do about it. just gonna take longer to get in now. guess i will fish till dawn. :D
     
  2. THE FISH WHISPER'ER

    THE FISH WHISPER'ER New Member

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    that kinda bites not all of us are drunken moronsbut still don't want to take all night getting any were :mad:
     

  3. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    well common case of a few ruining it for all of us. i did hear some conflicting news that the pontoon had no lights working. i heard that the conservation addmitted hooking it up. paul wig told me he seen it in the paper.
     
  4. Schoe

    Schoe New Member

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    Jeremy, are skips and Shad available at Clinton lake. I have no problem getting Bluegills and are they good cut bait there? I'm thinking of running down that way over the weekend. Schoe
     
  5. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    That's sad to hear Jeremy. Shad are near the discharge if I remember right.

    Ray
     
  6. THE FISH WHISPER'ER

    THE FISH WHISPER'ER New Member

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    im not jerm but we are neibors and good buds , as far as the shad yes they are avalible but the discharge is roped off this time of year starting at the DeWitt bridge maybey they could still be found off of some riprap around a launch when the sun is warming them in the warmer part of the lake (mascootin maybey) but some cut gillies will probley be a god backup
    good luck and when were you thinking on going i have been ichting to get out my poor boat hasn't seen watter in 2 months since i had knee surgery
     
  7. Schoe

    Schoe New Member

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    I will get some live gills Fri. and let you guys know what I have. I will be able to keep them alive in an aerated Cooler. Schoe
     
  8. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    hey lonnie. do i get to use you for a refferal? lol. you and richie? where did he go??
     
  9. THE FISH WHISPER'ER

    THE FISH WHISPER'ER New Member

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    whats that? :confused: frailick has been moving so has been busy also works weekends
     
  10. Schoe

    Schoe New Member

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    I didn't have a chance to tell Lonnie what happened to the 23 live bluegills I had caught to use Sun. I got them home OK in a cooler with an aerator and the put them in a 100 Gal tub with a bubbler on each end. I figured this would hold them till morning, which I have done many times before, but covered them with a 3/4 piece of plywood which I didn't do this time.

    When Ray got there we went out to put them in the transport cooler there were Bluegills all over the patio around the tub with their heads mostly gone but no bodies eaten. There were only two live ones in the tub and 11 on the ground which were fresh enough to keep for cut bait. he must have ate the rest.

    My neighbor has a pet Coon named "Messy" that likes fish entrails and whole Gills as well it seems. I wish I would have had a movie camera set up to watch him catching those live Gills in that 100 gal tub, that would have been a circus. Schoe
     
  11. THE FISH WHISPER'ER

    THE FISH WHISPER'ER New Member

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    thats funny realy funny
     
  12. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    a referrel. they have a contest to see how many folks join due to a member spreading the word. hehehe. i think i mentioned it to you.

    schoe. that stinks. would have been a good vid. whats coon hides going for this year, lmao. just kidding.
     
  13. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

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    I coonhunt almost every night now, (Redtick is a type of coondog), and coon hides are not worth much this year.
    I may start catfishing in late February.
     
  14. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Well, it seems that Schoe's livers won again!!!

    It would have been funny watching that dang coon get those gills, but....

    Ray
     
  15. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

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    I used to drive up that way to coon hunt around Clinton Lake. The season comes in 5 days earlier up there. The North end was some good coon hunting. It looks like it would be great catfishing and I had a buddy that used to pull some big stripers out of there. It is about a 2 hour drive for me and I can walk to my boat about 50' from my front door, so I probably won't be hauling my boat up there. Of course, Clinton is a hot water lake, so a fellow could catch some cats up there way before the ice would be out around here. I will be watching the Clinton thread, especially around February.
     
  16. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Is there any place on Clinton that you can bankfish during the cold winter months? I would hate to drive all the way there to find that it is all covered with ice. I do not ice fish. There could be two hundred cars on the ice fishing and I could walk out there and fall through. I can keep warm sitting on the bank though. Dick
     
  17. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    I have never seen the hot water part frozen but I guess it could be if they shut the plant down long enough. They shut down the hot water area during water fowl season for a refuge. You can however fish both bridge banks as long as you don't go beyond the posted signs.
     
  18. THE FISH WHISPER'ER

    THE FISH WHISPER'ER New Member

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    the DeWitt bridge is pretty good some times it dont freeze and there is a slight current under the DeWitt side where the channel is a lot of rocks snaging can be a problim when bottom fishing from the bank
     
  19. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Thanks guys, may have to check out the Dewitt Bridge area, have to pick one of the warmer days though. Body doesn't really like the cold anymore. Dick
     
  20. Rivercat1

    Rivercat1 New Member

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    Ive never fished Clinton lake before, were is the best place to catfish this time of year.