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Post Posted: 12:36pm - Jul 24,19 
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I did some exploring today on my lunch break of some possible spots to try and wade the Dupage river. I found what I believe is some good access points in the area of Joliet/Plainfield/Shorewood. My question is, what direction do you walk in? If I walk with the current, doesn't it send dirty water toward the area I am casting?

Just looking for a little advice. I found a canoe launch right off 55 that I think is a good starting point. The river looked sweet and I had about a 12" smallie hit a grub and come off .

Now to go on Amazon and get myself some waders.

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Post Posted: 12:47pm - Jul 24,19 
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What size Waders are you looking for?

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Post Posted: 01:59pm - Jul 24,19 
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I haven't even looked so not sure on size. I wear size 40x32 pants and a size 13 shoe.

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Post Posted: 02:18pm - Jul 24,19 
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I always try to go upstream first, but it really doesn't matter. If a fish is hungry and you don't spook it away it's going to bite IMHO. Wading the Dupe since 1985............ although Ive been on a break for the last few years to explore the Fox.

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Post Posted: 01:21pm - Jul 25,19 
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Stocking foot Reddington's go for $70-$80 and I wear $35 water shoes over them. You can get a pair on inexpensive cleated wading boots for $35-$50. Significantly more comfortable than booted, IMHO. Easier to get out of mud, as well.

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Post Posted: 11:03am - Aug 14,19 
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And if your boots don't have cleats, you can just screw sheet metal screws into the soles

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Post Posted: 01:04pm - Aug 14,19 
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I have Cabelas breathable waders, been pretty good, almost 3 years. similar material to gore tex that the high dollar waders are made from.

I'd consider getting cabelas neoprene boot foot waders, bit warm for summer but I do more wading in the winter months anyway.

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