The Real Blackberry Creek

The real Blackberry Creek and why I like to wander it.

Actually, most of the creeks around here that I fish look a lot like this, which is why I fish as many of them as possible.

You don’t get this out on the Fox River.

That would be a deer watching me fish off in the background.

That would be a deer watching me fish off in the background.

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Post storm.

Post storm.

11 thoughts on “The Real Blackberry Creek

    1. Ken G Post author

      I’ve gone hunting on a lot of the creeks around here for places like this Robin.

      I have my own little sanctuaries all over the place. I keep meaning to put fudos up at all these spots. Will have to take care of that this year.

    1. Ken G Post author

      I’ve never been back there in the fall Howard. I’ll have to give that a try this year. I would imagine the colors will be stunning indeed.

  1. Ken G Post author

    I figured out that I have seven creeks within 15 minutes of my house. All of them have stretches where you swear few, if any go Dan. The fishing isn’t always outstanding, but the view more than makes up for the fishing.

    1. Ken G Post author

      Jim, I once had a goal to draw a line across Illinois right at I-80 and then fish all the creeks I could find from there to the Wisconsin line. Not sure my knees can handle that goal any more, but there’s only one way to find out…

  2. walt

    That’s my kind of stream, Ken. Quite nice. Hitting all the streams in a straight line to Wisconsin sounds like an ambitious idea. Yesterday I started up a new fishing project similar to the one I did on Slate– fishing Cedar Run. a wild sister to Slate, from mouth to source sequentially. As you say, the legs may not make it, but maybe they will.

    1. Ken G Post author

      I have noticed Walt that I am much more cautious on my approach to these streams since my left knee has been bugging me the last few years. Over the weekend I came across a fawn, tiny little thing, laying on a gravel bar half in the water. It had been gutted by a predator.

      When I got home I told my wife about it.

      “You know” she said, “that’s how they’re going to find you some day.”

      Possibly. I just hope I had a good day of fishing prior to that happening.

  3. Creekfisher1

    Ken G

    Your fishing trip into the beautiful sections of Blackberry Creek clearly represent the reasons that I too am bitten by the bug of Creek fishing. Pictures 1 and 4 are the exciting photographs that call to me silently, come here try your luck spend hours finding Smallmouth Bass. I have searched a small portion of the creek so far, but have not found anything looking like your pictures. Perhaps near the confluence of the Fox river would be best? I have mostly fished the DuPage river and Hickory Creek. Piscasaw creek in McHenry is on my short list as is Apple Cannon River, and Rock Creek.

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