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Old 05-11-2010, 05:20 AM
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Hello all,

I'm a fly fisher from Australia visiting relatives in Dixon Illinois. I will be there from about 20th June to 30th June 2010.

I would really like to catch as many new species as i can.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I am a very good caster and have fished in the states before, but mainly for trout. My passion is saltwater and I am currently trying to work out how our Permit work, they seem a hard to catch as yours are.

I would be most keen to fish for Bass-all species, Pike, Walleye, etc. size does not matter, basically anything that will eat a fly. Fly suggestions would help too. I will have various rods with me. As I will be stopping at Christmas Island on the way home, to get a good Bonefish fix.

Any information would be helpfull, any contacts great and if someone is in the area a fishing buddy would be best.

After having a look on the web, I found Green River and Leaf River, are these any good? I do preffer smaller rivers, but beggars can't be choosers.

Thank you in advance,
Andy.

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:45 PM
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Man I wish I could help ya Andy.
Just looking at maps I'd head north a bit to Castle Rock Park.
Worse case a phone call to the local DNR may get you some info.
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Hello all,

I'm a fly fisher from Australia visiting relatives in Dixon Illinois. I will be there from about 20th June to 30th June 2010.

I would really like to catch as many new species as i can.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I am a very good caster and have fished in the states before, but mainly for trout. My passion is saltwater and I am currently trying to work out how our Permit work, they seem a hard to catch as yours are.

I would be most keen to fish for Bass-all species, Pike, Walleye, etc. size does not matter, basically anything that will eat a fly. Fly suggestions would help too. I will have various rods with me. As I will be stopping at Christmas Island on the way home, to get a good Bonefish fix.

Any information would be helpfull, any contacts great and if someone is in the area a fishing buddy would be best.

After having a look on the web, I found Green River and Leaf River, are these any good? I do preffer smaller rivers, but beggars can't be choosers.

Thank you in advance,
Andy.
Andy, Welcome to the Forum. Wish I could point you in the right direction; I'm not familiar with the area you mentioned. You might try contacting Smallieman; one of our members from IL. Enjoy your stay here, and let us know how your trip went.

Dan
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Sorry I have limited access to the internet I am in the Bahamas and had a killer day bonefishing.... but am not near Dixon I am near chicago... but you might want to good The Vermillion river.. you got Carp, pike,smallies, largies, and rock bass
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check out the henepin canal for some awesome largemouth bass or try the rock river. both have multiple species and you could do a simple google search on both and find a ton of info
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Information on Rock River,Dixon,Illinois.

Thanks for the info.

I have done google searches, the problem is there is too much information and not knowing the area, i can't tell at a glance if a location is 2mi away or 100mi.

But I do appreciate it. I may just have to hope on a bike and explore, a good way to find new fishing spots. I have a starting point at least.

Thanks all.
andy
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