Chain: Walleyes are good in current areas such as bottlenecks of
the bridges, most being caught on fatheads or night crawlers. White
bass good at Marie and Bluff on small spinners. Muskies are
consistent on bucktails or jerkbaits around main lake points.
Crappies are good in channel areas on small jigs tipped with small
fatheads or spikes. Bluegills good around weed areas on small ice
jigs tipped with waxies or spikes.
Triangle Sports: Antioch (847) 395-2430
Shabbona: According to Jay Angel, water temperatures were in the
high 60s. Water clarity is improving. Smallmouths have been caught
over the rock piles in 8 to 10 feet of water. Smallmouth bass ran
in size from 10 to 14 inches long. No larger smallies were caught.
Perch caught on the weedlines near the rockpiles in 6 to 8 feet of
water. Perch ranged in size from 7 to 10 inches long. Perch fishing
was slow. Crappies were caught over the north roadbed fish cribs.
Crappie fishing was fair.
Forest Preserve Lakes: Crappies and bluegill action both slow.
Channel cats biting on stinkbaits, night crawlers and chicken
livers. Flatheads biting on big roaches, bluegills, sucker minnows
and carp. Bass fishing steady using medium roach minnows, soft
plastics, lizards and worms. Pike biting in good numbers on roach
Lake Michigan (Chicago Area): Kings biting at Northpoint. Salmon
being caught on crankbaits in the harbors. A few smallmouths and
white bass are being found around the Edison plant.
Henry’s Bait and Tackle in Chicago (312) 225-8538
Lake Michigan (Waukegan): Kings and coho slowing, but being
caught in 50-90 feet, depending on time of day, on spoons, Dodgers