As part of an ongoing project throughout the Des Plaines river, the majority of the dams are being removed. For my first fishing excursion of 2014, I decided to have a go at the new Dam No 1. area. Lost an inline spinner by casting into the trees like an idiot. Didn’t have any bites this day. Sort of a brief entry, just wanted to upload the pictures before bed.
As you can see there is no trace of the dam in the water anymore. Fish can now freely pass through the previously closed off sections. For some comparison here are some pictures with the dam still in place.