New lakes opened

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by catfisherman369, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    they have opened the old strip pits near the shooting complex close to baldwin lake they are laoded i caught 45 rainbow trouts all about 2 pounds but could only keep 10
    crappie gills catdfish bass those lakes are loaded
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Thanks for the update, sounds like some nice fishing
     

  3. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Fall trout season is in now? Guess i havent been paying attention, good eatn, and fun to catch too........
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    started the 18th. of october
     
  5. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Yea I was looking at that earlier, just went right on by this year :eek:oooh: Usually run over to Boston Pond at forbes every opening day sping/Fall....see how they are doing, LOL. Thanks
     
  6. skeezaveli

    skeezaveli New Member

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    yeah i start every trout season in the fall up at Beaver Dam...usually take the RV and stay for the weekend...averaged about 2-3# trout....hard catching after a few weeks though...i keep hearing there's a boatload of them in some strip pit out by ballwin...but i still have no idea how to get to there from where i'm at....
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    it is at drake lake , at the world shooting complex .

    go to dnr and get the address and map it from where you are .
     
  8. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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  9. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    i heard those strip pits have nice bass in them,they opened them to the public?