Mississippi River - Any updates on Chain of Rocks?

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by alton, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. alton

    alton New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has any additional info on the Chain of Rocks situation. I know Doug said the road was to open Feb. 9th. Thanks
     
  2. kccatman76

    kccatman76 New Member

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    dont know nut used to live in edwardsville and fish the heck out of chain of rocks very good place to snag spoonbill and to catch all the whitebass u can handle
     

  3. Fishhead1

    Fishhead1 Member

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    I don't know about the roads, but snagging is now closed at L&D 27/Chain of Rocks area starting this year. :angry:
     
  4. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Chain of rocks is open again... at least from sunup till sundown...
     
  5. eflow

    eflow New Member

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    I also heard there would be no more snagging allowed at chain of rocks after sometime in april.
     
  6. TEAM CATTER

    TEAM CATTER New Member

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    I WENT TODAY AND DIDN'T EVEN CATCH BAIT . THE WATER IS DOWN AND THE BEACH IS STARTING TO FORM. I SEEN TO COPS PATROLING THE AREA.:angry:
     
  7. firefighteremtb78

    firefighteremtb78 New Member

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    The water dropped that fast? I was there friday night and it was up to the top barrell. I havent heard of anyone catchin anything yet. The snagging info I heard also from the DNR. He said that they MIGHT not allow it anymore because of problems they are having with people down there partying all day. They are trying to wean out the drunks and parties. I noticed the damn idiots have already tore up the parking lot from doing donuts. The fresh laid gravel is all rutted up now and its back to being bumpy. I would like to be down there when they are doing this crap. The 8oz sinker may accidently fly off the line as Im casting and go through a window. You cant enjoy anything anymore without idiots destroying it.
     
  8. Fishhead1

    Fishhead1 Member

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    It's in the printed 2007 regs, so I'm pretty sure it's a done deal.