Lake Michigan - Waukegan Harbor, Lake County

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7/19/17 @ 3:44 PM
Clam Lake
Clam Lake
USER since 8/6/09

"Snagging for chinook and coho salmon only is permitted from the

following Lake Michigan shoreline areas from October 1 through

December 31; however, no snagging is allowed at any time within

200 feet of a moored watercraft or as posted:

A) Lincoln Park Lagoon from the Fullerton Avenue Bridge to the

southern end of the Lagoon.

B) Waukegan Harbor (in North Harbor basin only).

C) Winnetka Power Plant discharge area.

D) Jackson Harbor (Inner and Outer Harbors)"

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7/18/17 @ 2:25 PM
JeffC
JeffC
USER since 6/15/01

Bailey,  you fishing from shore?

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7/17/17 @ 8:35 PM
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Bailey79
Bailey79
USER since 5/14/09

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

No Perch today.  Fishing with small fat head minnows with bobber and 1/16 oz jig with chartreuse Twister tail.  Out for 2hrs. and all I got were two goby's.

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11/5/16 @ 8:45 AM
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kstmstr
kstmstr
USER since 9/19/10

MOON PHASE (29%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

I went yesterday for like 4 hours and only saw two salmon on the north side of the pier.  Its been warm last few days so maybe they come back when it gets cooler. Check out the Waukegan Harbor  live cam to see whats going on there.

69.21.178.82:8080/view/index.shtml

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11/3/16 @ 10:15 PM
raider
raider
USER since 10/30/16

Any salmon snagging going on?

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11/3/16 @ 7:16 AM
Friendly stranger
Friendly stranger
USER since 11/1/16

Dmitry22 we were snagging them on the north side of Government pier as it is only legal to snag on the northern basin. Also getting the salmon/trout stamp is all up to you, it's really all up to how much time you want to put in to catch a salmon. 

Edited on 11/3/16 7:17 AM
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11/3/16 @ 6:50 AM
Dmitry22
Dmitry22
USER since 3/8/10

Friendly stranger, What were you catching them on and is the stamp still good to fish for them or no?

Edited on 11/3/16 6:51 AM
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11/1/16 @ 4:19 PM
Friendly stranger
Friendly stranger
USER since 11/1/16
A bit late but I was out in the harbor on Oct 29th snagging with a couple of family members and we went home with one. I'm assuming Coho not sure. But we saw atleast 4 pass by decent sized too. We snagged from 6am to 11am around 10:30am was when we got the first fish after that we went home.

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10/30/16 @ 1:39 AM
raider
raider
USER since 10/30/16

Any salmon snagging reports 

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10/6/16 @ 6:02 PM
trollin4swallowers
trollin4swallowers
USER since 8/17/16

It's only a few dollars for the trout stamp, so not a big deal, but you're probably a little late for catching them from shore. You could still use a kayak or small john boat and catch them fairly close to shore, but the likelihood of catching a king or coho from shore now is lower. You're much more likely to catch steelhead close to shore right now.

Spring is when you'll have the best luck fishing the harbors and breakwalls for salmon. At least that's when I've had my best luck.


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