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St. Clair County

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by jut10, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. jut10

    jut10 Morel Enthusiast

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    hey everyone a bit early but wanted to make a thread for all us in st Clair county so we can keep each other posted. good luck this season.
     
  2. woodsman1

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    Went out today to some of my early spots that produced about 10 lbs of black early last year an no luck yet. With the warmer rains coming this week an warmer day an night temps next weekend should be a good start. But will be out everyday from here on out checking my early spots. Good luck fellow hunters let the games begin
     

  3. mushroomguy

    mushroomguy Young Morel

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    Went in the Fairview Heights area and nothing yet......
     
  4. woodsman1

    woodsman1 Morel Connoisseur

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    Was out in Fairview today as well checking my early spots today an nothing. Ground is plenty moist just need the warmer days an notes. May apples are around 2-4 inches on southern areas. Still thinking next weekend or following week
     
  5. timberjack88

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    Checked some spots in Belleville and Mascoutah but came up empty handed. I'm new to the area and checking in parks and nature trails. There doesn't seem to be many elms around here. Any advice?
     
  6. woodsman1

    woodsman1 Morel Connoisseur

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    Timber: elms are not the only producer. Elms an ash are the top 2. But oak, an sycamore can produce as well. South facing hills will produce first followed by inner low lands then north facing hills. With the rain an warm temps this upcoming week. Next weekend should be a good start. I have some areas in Belleville an Fairview that produce early every year usually a good abundance of blacks an still nothing yet
     
  7. timberjack88

    timberjack88 Young Morel

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    I knew dead oaks and apple trees produced but I didn't know about sycamore and ash trees. I've been checking morelhunters.com sight map to see what's been reported and I'm thinking it's blacks they're seeing. I go up to my parents house in Wisconsin in May cuz we find them like crazy up there and the morel festive is pretty cool up there in muscoda which claims to be the morel capital of the world lol. I appreciate the advice and new information. I'm not really trying to do it down here for fun and then I'll collect everything I need up in Wisconsin. If anybody needs help I'm willing to help.
     
  8. woodsman1

    woodsman1 Morel Connoisseur

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    Checked 2 off my good spots in Fairview today an still nothing. May apples are up to bout 8in on southern hills.
     
  9. shroomdawg

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    Timberjack, there is only one shroom capital of the world and that would be the great state of MO, which is short for MOREL. :wink:
     
  10. timberjack88

    timberjack88 Young Morel

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    Went out in ofallon and came up empty
     
  11. woodsman1

    woodsman1 Morel Connoisseur

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    I found about 40 blacks in Fairview today. Picked 14 rest were all about size of pencil eraser. Will post pics if I can figure how
     
  12. timberjack88

    timberjack88 Young Morel

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    Nice! I was all over Hesse park and found some great spots but nothing.
     
  13. mbrady

    mbrady Morel Enthusiast

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    I live on the line between Madison and St. Clair. Went looking yesterday in a few spots that always produce and found nothing yet. Any day now. I will post as soon as I find anything.
     
  14. david brent

    david brent Morel Enthusiast

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    Soil temps are a little to low yet,Went to my honey spot and got skunked, need some sunshine ,I think this weekend and the next are the plan .
     
  15. mbrady

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    Went out today after work for a short walk with my dog to a spot that always produces. Found 3 in as many minutes not really even looking hard. Tomorrow I’m going out for real, but just wanted to say that THE HUNT IS ON!!!. Good luck everyone!
     
  16. crdfn

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    found about 30 little ones today. They tasted great!!!!!
     
  17. david brent

    david brent Morel Enthusiast

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    They are up ! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1609242269288904&set=pcb.1609243175955480&type=1&theater
     
  18. david brent

    david brent Morel Enthusiast

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    They are up ,Various sizes greys. yellow and reds.
    would post pics
    But short of getting out my " html for dummies" just to post a pic..

     
  19. thunderose

    thunderose Young Morel

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    Wondering if the morels are going to come up this weekend? I have found about 200 hundred in all different places around the area over the last few weeks..Then the cold spell hit so wondering if more are going to pop? Someone told me they keep popin until June does anyone know if this is true?
     
  20. david brent

    david brent Morel Enthusiast

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    heard some chatter about guys finding already , then a trusted friend really did find a small grey,I am so ready ,Kinda like adult easter egg hunting !