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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.
    Last edited by andythomsen; 05-11-2010 at 05:56 PM. Reason: More information.

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    Default Re: Information on Rock River,Dixon,Illinois.

    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.
    DNR

    Safe travels.
    "I knew a tier once. One time he was holding a lump of cat hair he found on his couch, sort of twirling it about his fingers, tugging at it. I asked, what in the hell are you doing man? He looked startled, ashamed. But I knew what he was thinking. right then and there I decided to just buy my fly's thankyouverymuch." ~ cwg

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    Default Re: Information on Rock River,Dixon,Illinois.

    Quote Originally Posted by andythomsen View Post
    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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    Default Re: Information on Rock River,Dixon,Illinois.

    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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    Default Re: Information on Rock River,Dixon,Illinois.

    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
    "When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."

    Illinois Wisconsin Fishing

  6. 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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