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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 08:48pm - Oct 15,17 
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Has anyone been on the river before the rains?...
Im sure 3+ inches of rain might of pushed them right up
Going try and head there in next few weeks
Good Luck To All

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Post Posted: 07:38pm - Nov 17,17 
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Wow no response on this. Well next weekend I hope to make a trip and I will report when I get back

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Location: Highland, IN

Post Posted: 09:35am - Nov 18,17 
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There’s plenty of fish (steelhead) from Benton Harbor all the way up through South Bend. USGS stream flow gauges in the area can let you know what the levels are like at any given time. Flows from down stream from the dam at Berrien are less predeictable since they are based on electricity demands. They can be saving water holding water back for some reason when its raining cats and dogs or running the turbines wide open on a clear blue sky day. Last month I fished the dam when Trail Creek was running 9ft out of its banks and at the dam they only had 1 gate open. Steelhead numbers are better than salmon numbers were this fall, but like the salmon the average size is up and some true trophies are in the mix.

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Post Posted: 09:27pm - Nov 23,17 
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Heading there on sat with my son
Plan on bouncing some spawn and washing some lures
If anyone has any info on water level or clarity or Fish
I will report

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Joined: 07:53pm - Aug 30,05
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Location: Tinley Park

Post Posted: 05:00pm - Nov 27,17 
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I hit the Dowagiac at the dam for 3 hours on Sunday and didn't see anything being caught. Some were fly fishing and others were drifting eggs without any apparent success. The level was up but it was very fishable. Not sure if I want to make the 1.5 hour trek once more this year or just stay local and chase walleyes at the K3. I seem to have as much luck chasing them as I do steelhead.

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Post Posted: 08:26pm - Nov 28,17 
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Hit the Joes Sunday. Fished up by shamrock park. Didn’t get anything fishing spawn and plugs.
Water level was up but very fishable clarity was decent. Saw one fish hooked the whole day and everyone seemed to b fishing the same runs.
All in all good day to b on river

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Joined: 01:35pm - Oct 7,15
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Location: Chicago

Post Posted: 12:33pm - Nov 29,17 
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Steel run on the Joe and her tribs seems to be really sucky this year. I've made a few trips with nothing to show. Also very few caught by the locals who know the waters much better than I.

I'll likely be driving an hour and a half the other way next trip. Maybe Kenosha or Milwaukee harbors...can't be worse than the east side of the lake this year.

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Post Posted: 03:52pm - Nov 29,17 
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Just got back from day trip. Fished down stream from Berrien. Water was way up from usual and pretty dirty, caught us off guard since it hasn’t rained for a while. Only managed two hits for about 6hrs of fishing. First hit was in the first 20yds of the first run we fished. Knocked the plug down, chirped the drag, and was gone before I could touch the rod. Hopes were high and we fished hard through a lot of historically good water without another bump. It was too nice a day to quit early so we decided to burn the playbook and fish an area we’ve never tried. Under normal flows it’s probably only a foot or two deep. Lost in conversation and only halfway paying attention we go smacked by a nice typical fall hen. Leave it to CDXDOG, to sniff one out under tough conditions. I’ll put a pic up here shortly.

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Post Posted: 03:58pm - Nov 29,17 
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This was our first to the Joe this fall. But, I’ve been steelhead fishing quite a bit and I would say numbers have been above average. Fishing the Joe and Dowagiac without a boat is going to be dry hit and miss. A lot of pressure in limited areas. We’ve had multiple high water events in the Michiana area over the past month and a half and several pushes of fish have come in. I

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