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Old 09-15-2008, 03:47 PM
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Default A little wet here in the burbs of Chicago

Incase many of you have been too busy watching football while the Midwest i.e. Illinois was getting pounded with rain. A local river near me called the Des Plaines river was a bit above its banks. The picture below is a foot bridge that crosses the river and it is usually 25-30ft off the water. And in the picture it is clearly a foot or so above the water.
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This picture below is a road to the a local creek. The creek itself is back 500 feet and to the left 200 ft. Yea I assume that creek is a bit flooded.
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Yea we got a little bit a rain here, it rained Friday, all day Saturday and part of Sunday. Looks like I won't be fishing for awhile. Except I did cross a local road that was under a foot of water and I swore I saw a small carp swim buy.
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Wow that was a great shot of the water level on the bridge. Amazing when you think that normally the level is 25 ft below what it shows in the picture. I had heard Chicago got lots of rain over the weekend but that picture sure puts a focus on how much you actually received.
Looks like its time for some fly tying........fishing will be out of the question until that water level goes down.

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Actually I had a carp on my new 8wt rod. I was bored and didn't have any work to do so I broke out the new 8wt i got and went casting in a parking lot next to a creek. The lot is about 1-2 feet deep. And amazingly I had a carp on....I think.
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That is pretty funny! Catching fish in a flooded parking lot.

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