The Illinois River empties into the Arkansas River and is stocked with trout. We spent the next 3 days fishing for trout with great success. We got Caprice up as far as we could, getting out and shoving her around shoaled areas, and anchored for the night. The next day we took the Sherpa up as far as we could, looking for a good fishing spot. We had to row, pole, push, carry, and drag the Sherpa to get there but it was well worth the effort. The rainbow trout we caught were delicious that night !
We took a side trip on our way out of the Illinois River and hiked over to this historical area, the Cherokee court house near Tahlequah, Oklahoma.