First Ave Bridge Construction & Cardboard Floating Down River

Last winter while fishing the Rock River I saw a lot of cardboard floating down river which was clogging up my jet-drive. This can be dangerous trying to reach back and clean out the intake with the risk of falling into ice cold water. I thought the workers were just throwing it in the water, but later I saw a photo the paper published and I saw it was left over from the last bridge repair and it was inside the old bridge and so nothing could be done about it falling in the water as they demolished the old bridge. I left a comment about how much trouble the cardboard was and later made a comment about the photo which showed it was left over from the last construction company.

So the bridge construction was looking for a photographer and they called me. I took the job and a worker did an intense research on me and found my comments in the papers user comment section. Now I am getting dirty looks from everyone. So anyway, now I am on their side and only want to make them look good.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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