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I live in Indianapolis. This winter I am going to make a trek to Illinois to fish a power plant lake. I would like to stay within the 3 hour drive time. Any Illinois residents fish power plant lakes in state. If I am going to make the drive I would like it to be to a productive body of water.

Thanks ahead of time

Rand

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I live over here in Terre Haute. Everyone says that Newton is great, haven't been there yet though. Thought I would try it this winter also.

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Do some checking I heard newton is shut down for construction or something. I live about 3.5hrs north of it. It is great for fishing.

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You can still fish Newton, they just had a tournament Saturday with 34lb bag winning it with a 6 fish limit!

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Lets just make it known here when we are planning a trip then. I will prob be covered up til the beginning of December with work.

Rand

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i would be interested. depending on when. its a 2 1/2 hour trip but sounds worth it.

i do not have a boat....

let me know if you want/need a co-angler

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anyone fish clinton?

i do decent out there, still looking for new areas techs.

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newton is a great bass lake i havent been out there yet but a few weeks ago my buddy cught 10 keepers out there and he said he ran into a guy that caught an 8 lb 14 oz bass

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I do not know Rand. Heard some people talking about Brainwood. Said it was good. fyi

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Im not a huge fan of Clinton, its a tough lake to fish...

I usually kill them on clinton- wipers and bass alike. I still think the numbers and size beats anything I go to in IL. Too d**n windy around these parts lately- have not been for a couple of weeks now, but the cold end of the lake should be really ripe right now.

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I have got to go fishing with you at Clinton! I would love to learn that lake, everytime I go its very tough to fish....

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Still no one knows whether I can use the outboard @ the ramp for Newton.

Rand

I know I used my big motor to get out- dont recall anything against it but have not been down in years. Since that is not the answer you really want, IDNR contact info is below, give them a call and I am sure they would be happy to help.

South Region

3490 E. 500th Ave.

Newton, IL 62448

618.783.3478

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