DuPage Angler Marty Rogers and Pond Boy (Dan Byrne) talk about the site, the community and fishing for HUGE smallies on the DuPage River.  



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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #4879 20 Jul 2012 17:43
Those fingerings have grown up and become some very nice smallies!

I am so happy the DuPage is as clean as it is now. I feel a connection to my father whenever I fish it. Especially in downtown Naperville!
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pondboy replied the topic: #4878 20 Jul 2012 17:17
For those of you that listened to the show:
Daniel,
Thank you for contacting the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. According to our ecology staff, first stockings along the West Branch of the DuPage River were:
August 1996 – 27,000 fingerlings
July 1997 – 26,000 fingerlings
August 1997 – 18,000 fingerlings
Please let me know if I can assist with anything else. Happy fishing!
Cordially,
Bonnie Olszewski
Office of Public Affairs
(630) 871-6402
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #4853 19 Jul 2012 13:00
I had fun too. If I recall that was the show that Pondboy had a 20 piece about wading, then I chatted about Dutch Oven Cooking, then we continued chatting about wading.

That led to Pondboy getting a text from me about wading the next day and the rest is history.
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pondboy replied the topic: #4848 19 Jul 2012 11:40
The shows are a blast. Looking forward to the next one.
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wilks19 replied the topic: #4842 19 Jul 2012 08:22
Nice job guys. That is awesome.
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possumbelly replied the topic: #4836 19 Jul 2012 00:22
Great show guys! Can I be on the show even though I live in Iowa? I fish for small mouth on the streams and rivers in North East Iowa. I am a hillbilly but I love Dupage Angler. I get to Dupage about once a year.
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #4835 19 Jul 2012 00:04
Had a blast Pond Boy! Don't forget to line up some members for some future segments! Free lures for members that come onto the show!

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