The other side of the Wolf?

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The other side of the Wolf?

Postby mrgrey » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:47 am

I wanna know if anyone has ever tried to go to the Illinois side of Wolf for kiting or windsurfing.. check out my map and zoom in to see the spots I found for launching and kiting... The water is ALWAYS butter smooth b/c of the dikes and shallow as well. Is there something I don't know about why nobody goes here? I included the Indiana side of Wolf Lake opposite the Toll Way too.. I have fished everywhere on this lake as a kid and seems like an ideal place for any wind direction since you can park and launch from any side of the lake.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qy99sc ... road..____

http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PA ... WMPMAP.JPG
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Re: The other side of the Wolf?

Postby mrgrey » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:26 pm

Heard from Scott that the Illinois side is off-limits.... did not read anything on the web site that it was, but maybe someone w/ experience could answer.. just a curious newbie.. :?
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Re: The other side of the Wolf?

Postby adseguy » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:08 pm

I've seen that side, but considering Wolf Lake is easier to access, especially to setup, I don't mind our location. Maybe it's a national park or something, but again I'm not too interested because of the poor setup.

I like the attitude of looking for new areas though. I always love finding a new spot to slash around in.
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Re: The other side of the Wolf?

Postby mzhadkevich » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:26 pm

I also have wanted to look at this place. Looks like it might be better than wolf for a South day, but it might be a weird launch spot.
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Re: The other side of the Wolf?

Postby skysurfr » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:01 am

Slag. Rocks. Weeds. Forest Preserve. I think the guys got cut up and chewed their boards when they tried it. Terry K was dealing with the Forest Preserve on the Illinois side, but decided it wasn't worth it.

Illinois river...full of floating crap. Trees along the bank and very gusty swirling winds,
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Re: The other side of the Wolf?

Postby West » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:32 pm

yeah, checked it out myself.....but ruled it out when you consider the catastrophe of a runaway kite on the SKYWAY!!!!!
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Re: The other side of the Wolf?

Postby skysurfr » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:14 pm

Oh... the horror......the horror.
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Re: The other side of the Wolf?

Postby gbleck » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:49 am

On a west wind your into the skyway and on an east just ride lake michigan. Also I'm thinking there has to be a crap load of hooks and monofilament from fishing. Could be an interesting spot for flat water on an east maybe?
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