Clinton lake meet and greet

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Rat, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Rat

    Rat New Member

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    Anyone intersted in meeting at Clinton lake on Saturday April 22nd, or Saturday April 29th and doing a little fishing at the DeWitt bridge? I was thinking whichever date the most people could make, that'd be the one we went with. Say about 9:00 a.m.? But I'm open to suggestions.
    Rat
     
  2. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    Rat, sounds like a good trip. I would like to go. What ever date is good with me.

    Gary
     

  3. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    I was thinking about heading down there next friday with my fishing buddy and maybe nephew. I will have to see how things turn out for next month I have a vacation day in for the 27th but dont know if it will be approved or not.
     
  4. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Sounds like a good time to me, Rat, let me know which one.
     
  5. Rat

    Rat New Member

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    Anyone have a date or time preference? Either day is fine with me. I get off work at 7:00 a.m. on Saturdays and can be there by 9:00 or anytime thereafter. I'll bring some liver, worms, shrimp, punchbait and my castnet, see if we can find some shad.
    Rat
     
  6. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Man, Sure would like to hook up with you guys for this. My wife is due April 14th with our second Son, so I will most likley be tied up then ....

    Maybe next time...
     
  7. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    Rat, my son and I went to Danville today and went by Clinton Lake. First time I was ever there. It looks like a great place. You say you want to fish at DeWitt bridge. Is that the one on 54? I sure am going to try to make it.
     
  8. Veets

    Veets Member

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    I gotta check my calendar. I've been itching to get out but too busy to do so. Have to see how far that is for me and check with mother.
     
  9. Rat

    Rat New Member

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    Gary, you turn off of 54 onto Hwy 14. Where you turn,(south) there's a baitshop on the north side of the road and a bar on the south, and a brown sign that say's "Mascoutin State Recreation Area." You go through the small town of DeWitt, following the curves. About a half mile or so after DeWitt you'll see the entrance to the Mascoutin campground on your right. Keep going on 14 and the DeWitt bridge will be directly ahead.
    Jim, it's about 172 miles for you to DeWitt. Hope you can make it. If not, I'd like to have another one of these at LaSalle lake maybe in May. That should be quite a bit closer for you.
    Tim, maybe next time. We'll accept the birth of a child as an excused absence. Lol Hope everything goes smooth for you and the missus.
    Rat
     
  10. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    Rat we drove around the park, went to the boat ramp and looked around. It is a nice place. When we came out of the park I noticed a bridge not far from us.

    Hey, Lasalle lake sounds good also. I heard the other day they are catching 20 lb. + blues out of there.
     
  11. bearcat

    bearcat Member

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    Hey Rat I would like to attend but I hope to be planting corn and beans by then. If the weather stays ugly or it turns around and we get done before then. I will try and make it. Dont count on me though.
     
  12. coalminer78

    coalminer78 New Member

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    I should be able to make either date. Sounds like fun.
     
  13. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Saturday would work great for me, but it depends on the Girlfriend.....:crying:

    Ray
     
  14. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    I'll try to make ether of the Saturday's, be good to meet the local gang.
     
  15. Rat

    Rat New Member

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    Glad to see some more members can make it. Should be a good time. Anyone have a date preference yet?
    Rat
     
  16. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    Wish I could make it but I have to take a second job being a DJ for weddings and such to pay for the babysitter bill and gas..LOL. Make sure ya'll ask Rat to tell you the story about the shampoo bottle...LMAO.
     
  17. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    Rat, as things work out. My sister called from Kansas and wants us to come down. We will be leaving the 20 th. and be gone for a while. Hope you guys catch a bunch. I finaly saw that lake a week ago and sure wanted to go. Next time.
     
  18. Veets

    Veets Member

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    That's a pretty long haul for one day for me. I did it last weekend driving into Chicago to visit sick relatives and I was really worn out. Nearly fell asleep a couple of times on the way home and I had the wife and mother-in-law with me to keep me awake. Maybe I'll wait until we put something together a little closer or we get a weekend camp out going.
     
  19. LarryS

    LarryS New Member

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    If work don't get in the way i will be there also
     
  20. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    Veets its not that far. Chicago is like 2 hours north of me and the lake is 20 mins south. Maybe you are confused in your old age. lol