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Northern Illinois Fishing Report- November 14th, 2014

Chain: Bluegills good around weed areas on small ice jigs tipped with waxies or spikes. 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. Walleyes are good in current areas such as bottlenecks of the bridges, most being caught on fatheads or nightcrawlers. White bass good at Marie and Bluff on small spinners.

Forest Preserve Lakes: Crappies and bluegills both slow. Channel cats biting on stinkbaits, nightcrawlers 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 minnows.

Lake Michigan (Chicago Area): The king salmon run has come to an end and now the brown trout and steelhead are showing up in the harbors. Small spawn sacs under floats as well as spoons and in-line spinners are doing well.
The lake trout bite is slow but will pick up very soon around the reefs. Vertical jigging jigs and blade baits are the choice if you are not trolling. For the trollers divers with dodger/spin-n-glo combos are the chosen producers.
Perch are starting to show up around Navy Pier, but they are spotty in numbers and size. Double rigs with minnows and some plastics are doing well.
 

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