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Tom H.

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Hey guys, I just joined and started going through the forums and found the Illinois post.  Live in Oswego, just west of Naperville.  I am at BPS about once a week.  I pass by there at least 4 times a week.  Hard to not stop by, they have a clearance bin all the time on plastics and cranks.  I fished Pondo at Mazonia, used to walk that area alot before they made it into a state park.  I fish alot in the local area, live minutes from the fox but I travel to Batavia and Geneva because of the eddies and backflows offer more bites.  If a meet and bs session is upon us, give at least a 2-3 week notice.  Couple of good breakfast places I know in that area.

Lee

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Hey guys, I just joined and started going through the forums and found the Illinois post. Live in Oswego, just west of Naperville. I am at BPS about once a week. I pass by there at least 4 times a week. Hard to not stop by, they have a clearance bin all the time on plastics and cranks. I fished Pondo at Mazonia, used to walk that area alot before they made it into a state park. I fish alot in the local area, live minutes from the fox but I travel to Batavia and Geneva because of the eddies and backflows offer more bites. If a meet and bs session is upon us, give at least a 2-3 week notice. Couple of good breakfast places I know in that area.

Lee

Welcome Aboard Lee,

I use to live in Aurora and was 10 minutes from the Fox. Use to fish it every evening. Now I live in Frankfort and consider Pondo my home lake. Fishing was good there this year, had 30 fish days and my laergest was 4lb 6oz there. If any of you N. Illinois guys Ice Fish there is a charity Ice Fishng Tourney every year. Its called Walk on Water, maybe we can get together there and represent BR.

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Another Central IL feller here.  I'm in Bloomington.  I haven't been around here much lately because I'm kind of a multi-species fisherman.  So I have been working a lot lately on Musky and crappie.  Now that musky has me THOUROUGHLY frustrated, we are headed out for basto's this weekend.  :)  Gonna make the trip to shelbyville tomorrow, as it looks like its going to be a really nice weekend!!

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Just wanted to say Hey to all the IL fishing people. I'm back in Chicago on the far south side of the city and I was in Worth, IL which is southwest of the city. I pretty much fish within and hour or so of the southside and have made it to plainfield and some other small natural lakes in the area and even some of the small park lakes and ponds as well. Bass fishing is pretty much it for me but of course when you are fishing for bass u tend to catch a little of everthing at times.

Oh and my truck knows the way to Both the Cabelas in Hammond, IN and BPS in Portage, IN

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Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself eye live in Chicago and also fish thr forest preserve lakes around here. Eye also fish in Indiana and Mich and Wisc. Scott that's a nice Bass from shelbyville. Eye make a trip down there every spring for two weeks to go Crappie fishing. My PB Bass was caught on Lake Fork Texas last March and weighed 5 lbs 1 oz. As soon as eye get my 10 post eye will post some pictures  :)

Well hope to get to know ya'll and may be even hook up and do some fishing  :)

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Has anyone else been out ice fishing yet ? My cousin and I went out on Sunday and caught 57 bluegill and crappie . Plan on going out again this weekend , weather permitting . It sure was nice to get out even if the water is solid .

Tom

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hey hows it going guys... i will be going to chicago on jan. 18th till jan. 30th is there any good places to fish still? I would like to also visit BPS... I will be going to Chicago for work and will spend a weekend there as well... please let me know if you can assist me in anyway...

ill be at

Crown Plaza N Shore Mundelein

510 East route 83

Mundelein, IL 60060

thanks...

-Cisco

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Another Central Illinoisian here. In the big city of White Hall. Haven't been on in a while. I've fished Yeager a few times. Go through Litchfield frequently to fish a lot of tournaments in Vandalia. Went to Sangchris last Sunday and caught a few on a Shad Rap. Love that crankbait!!!

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Another central illinois folk here!

Im in the big town of Charleston!

Ghoti i too go to the dam at shelbyville every once an awhile to hit up the musky. The one in my photo is from the dam there.

Ive hit up lake shelbyville for bass a few times, but i usually fish alot of ponds round my area. But hopefully this year ill be getting out to a bunch of different lakes.

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Chicago. Northsider born and raised. Cubs fan (not sure how much longer) Spend alot of time on the Fox Chain and surrounding area lakes. Anyone else? P.M and we can swap B.S. If you love pressure and traffic the Chain is for you. Can't beat the scenery. :)

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Any of you Illinoisans planning on making the road trip to Kentucky Lake? I'm trying to get permission from the boss and if granted, might look to partner up with one of my brothers here.

P.M. if interested.

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Any of you Illinoisans planning on making the road trip to Kentucky Lake? I'm trying to get permission from the boss and if granted, might look to partner up with one of my brothers here.

P.M. if interested.

I can get permission only if I have someone to go with, let me know I am in Frankfort, just south of Tinley Park, originally for the South Side so I am a Sox fan. Have a boat and willing to travel.

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Any of you Illinoisans planning on making the road trip to Kentucky Lake? I'm trying to get permission from the boss and if granted, might look to partner up with one of my brothers here.

P.M. if interested.

I can get permission only if I have someone to go with, let me know I am in Frankfort, just south of Tinley Park, originally for the South Side so I am a Sox fan. Have a boat and willing to travel.

P.M. sent

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Uncle Leo, Triton21 and Myself will do our best to represent our state at Kentucky Lake. If nothing else we'll have the best jokes to tell with our Governor as the punch line! :)

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