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mikeg205
08-24-2012, 04:16 PM
If any TTr's wants to meetup and have fun on the Illinois River let me know - it would be fun to meet you guys...

Rockman
08-24-2012, 04:34 PM
We are not heading up north for the weekend so I may take you up on the offer...:D

Traxx822
08-24-2012, 05:54 PM
I'll have to go through the dresden lock but I'm down anytime.

mikeg205
08-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Was thinking Sunday afternoon...there's a beach just down river from morris...1:00ish?

bring some food and drink..hang out...ski...

Traxx822
08-24-2012, 07:23 PM
Was thinking Sunday afternoon...there's a beach just down river from morris...1:00ish?

bring some food and drink..hang out...ski...

1ish sounds cool for me. As long as I can get the girls up and down to the boat in time. Take me about an hour to get down river. pm me your number i'll hit you up this weekend. Unless you want to meet at the kankakee sand bar (cleaner) and drop in at big basin in Channahon ;)

mikeg205
08-24-2012, 08:00 PM
last time I put in at big basin, I got sick...and so did Too_tall. where's the sand bar on the kankakee...just south of the confluence and locks?

03geetee
08-24-2012, 11:58 PM
Ill be up North sorry buddy!

JTR

Traxx822
08-25-2012, 12:15 AM
last time I put in at big basin, I got sick...and so did Too_tall. where's the sand bar on the kankakee...just south of the confluence and locks?

I have been there four years. Never been sick. No visitors ever sick and noone at the Marina ever talks about being sick. So I am surprised you say that. And you are correct at the location. Right at the confluence.

TOO-TALL
08-25-2012, 12:22 AM
I was out tonight on the kankakee.It was awesome.I know right were that sand bar is.

I have rode on the des plains by big basin marina.The last three times I've been there I have gotten sick.Had the runs something awfull.
Seems like both the kankakee and the des plains has alot of alge floating in it.

I'd like to try the illinois at morris. Txting the gang right now.

Traxx882,
Are you saying the kankakee is cleaner then to Illinois.

Traxx822
08-25-2012, 09:26 AM
I was out tonight on the kankakee.It was awesome.I know right were that sand bar is.

I have rode on the des plains by big basin marina.The last three times I've been there I have gotten sick.Had the runs something awfull.
Seems like both the kankakee and the des plains has alot of alge floating in it.

I'd like to try the illinois at morris. Txting the gang right now.

Traxx882,
Are you saying the kankakee is cleaner then to Illinois.

Yes the Kankakee is much cleaner south of the confluence imo than the Illinois south by Morris. EPA lists the Kankakee as good and the illinois at Morris at fair. And this years algie blooms are the worst in a decade. Parts of Lake Erie were Toxic due to it.

I talked to my lady and she has been wanting to go through the locks and go down to Morris so we can do either.

Here's a couple articles on HAB (harmful algal blooms).

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/habharm.html

http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=989&MediaTypeID=1

mikeg205
08-25-2012, 10:14 AM
Ill be up North sorry buddy!

JTR

I'm gonna have to find a place on water...but have to sell the home roost first... and home values suck around plainfield... :(

GMC190
08-25-2012, 11:51 AM
We too will be heading up north for the weekend. Sounds like a good time though.
Where do you guys normally launch in the Morris pool? I have recently taken a liking to Illini state park in Marseilles, IL nice launches and docks.

mikeg205
08-25-2012, 12:02 PM
I like to the morris pool for the convenience...ski any where from up river to down river to seneca.

enjoy the north!...probably have less traffic up there.

TOO-TALL
08-25-2012, 11:48 PM
well be out tommorow in morris

Traxx822
08-26-2012, 07:38 AM
let me know if you guys are meeting up. We may cruise up to Chicago and play in the lake. (inside the breakwater) But like I said my lady wants to go down to the Morris pool so just let me know.

2tall - another weekend at big basin and no one is sick :)

mikeg205
08-26-2012, 09:35 AM
let me know if you guys are meeting up. We may cruise up to Chicago and play in the lake. (inside the breakwater) But like I said my lady wants to go down to the Morris pool so just let me know.

2tall - another weekend at big basin and no one is sick :)

Traxx - we are headed to morris this AM as well...want to be in the water at 11:00...i'll text when I am there...white prostar 205.

Too-Tall was the one who was getting sick as well at big basin....maybe no better since we had "some" rain.

Traxx822
08-26-2012, 10:59 AM
Traxx - we are headed to morris this AM as well...want to be in the water at 11:00...i'll text when I am there...white prostar 205.

Too-Tall was the one who was getting sick as well at big basin....maybe no better since we had "some" rain.

Anyone else meeting up?

Traxx822
08-26-2012, 11:27 AM
Anyone else meeting up?

looks like it might rain all day ???

TOO-TALL
08-26-2012, 12:04 PM
Yeah hooked up the boat.and it.started raining backed it back on the garage.now waiting.don't look good

Traxx822
08-26-2012, 12:11 PM
Yeah hooked up the boat.and it.started raining backed it back on the garage.now waiting.don't look good

Yea I saw this and made other plans for today.

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/centgrtlakes_loop.php

mikeg205
08-26-2012, 12:41 PM
Yea I saw this and made other plans for today.

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/centgrtlakes_loop.php

dag nab it.... another day.... I may hit it during the week... to catch up...

Traxx822
08-26-2012, 02:13 PM
dag nab it.... another day.... I may hit it during the week... to catch up...

My lady and I said the same thing. We are probably going out Monday. 88 and sunny so they say