Skipjack?

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by bondman, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. bondman

    bondman New Member

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    Vandalia, IL
    Anyone catching any skippies around the low water dam at chain of rocks yet? need to get a fresh supply..I heard that the blues was starting to hit at the lock and dam at Alton. so if you have any info on would greatly appreciate it. I want to do some fishing SOON.....
     
  2. mississippi man

    mississippi man New Member

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    Godfrey, Illino
    I plan on going out this weekend. I will let you know how it is. Just wondering how do most people store their skippies?
     

  3. alton

    alton New Member

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    Illinois
    I was at the Chain of Rocks Tuesday and did not fish because the water is almost in the woods. The locks at Alton are suppose to close this Tuesday. I like to fish below the dam, but with the locks open and bank fishing, 6oz and bait does not even come close to holding. As far as the skips, I can't say for sure, but if you have a boat, I am sure you will find them because I have seen quit a few dead washed up on the rocks around the dam.
     
  4. mississippi man

    mississippi man New Member

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    Godfrey, Illino
    I went out this weekend, below Alton dam and did not get any tried for about 1 to 2 hours. The ranger stopped me, and found out I was legal.
     
  5. bigkittyhunter

    bigkittyhunter New Member

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    illinois
    I live in dekalb, is there any where up here i can get skip jack?