Checked out the Dupage river in Plainfield, IL today. The river is not frozen over at all. But my usual fishing spot, Hammel Woods Dam access is closed due to construction. Its going to be a huge $450K project to upgrade the roads and parking, as well as adding a walking bridge underneath the Rt.52 overpass. The bridge will connect the dam access with a park just on the other side of Rt.52 without having to cross that busy road.
Don't get me wrong. I am a huge fan of parks and improvements, and the park needed them. I'm bummed because of the timeline, dam access will be closed THROUGH 2013!!
This is the link for the project description and map.
So I found this sign earlier today. I have some time tomorrow, I think I am going to go for a hike with my rod and see if it will be too tough to fish or if I'd be in the way on the river. Either way I think its time to find a different access.