I was a young lad when they reclaimed it . Twin & Andis pit were located a little south past graveyard on the right side of the highway if you turn right off highway where deep lake is there is still a little of twin pit left over on the right side of road .
I'm betting the lake trout thing is a typo. Funny thing is, I just bought my own copy of that book today before I saw this thread just now. I would love nothing more than to hear about DNR stocking a couple pits with walleye... if someone wants to put a petition together, I'd sign it!!!
Post by strippitman on Apr 22, 2015 8:08:29 GMT -5
I always figured it was a typo too but I just wanted to throw it out there to see if anyone knew any different. I plan on sending an email to the DNR representative from that region to inquire about putting walleye in GSSF. We will see what kind of response I get.
It would probably have to be one of the Dugger Unit pits that have a shad population. Never did hear what happened with the re-sampling of Shakamak's lakes for shad. When I first heard they'd discovered shad at Shakamak I was hoping for some wallye/saugeye or wipers in there.
Post by strippitman on Apr 15, 2016 11:49:49 GMT -5
Kind of reviving an old thread here but last week I went on caribbean cruise for my kids' spring break. We flew from Chicago to New Orleans and on the flight as I was looking out my window I saw an area that looked like an area with a bunch of strip pits. I decided to take a couple of pictures with my phone and then later I would use my pictures to find the area on a map. I knew we were probably in southern Illinois at the time so I figured it wouldn't be too hard to find on google earth. It was actually a little harder than I thought but I did end up locating the area on google earth. After a little research I found out it is called Pyramid State Park in Illinois, and it is an area of old reclaimed strip mines just like GSSF. The reason I bring this whole deal up is I was reading some of the surveys on several of the lakes within the park and found that some of them have been stocked with walleye. Not only have the been stocked with walleye but the stockings have been extremely successful! Earlier in this thread we talked about how nice it would be to have walleye in GSSF. We wondered if any of the pits could sustain a healthy walleye population. After reading this, I believe it is possible. Just found it very interesting. I just wish I knew how to go about getting this in front of the DNR to see if there is any interest in making this happen in the GSSF area.