Lake Michigan - Waukegan Harbor, Lake County

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5/1/16 @ 7:04 PM
Bonkers
Bonkers
USER since 10/8/13
I find it hard to believe nobody is fishing out of Waukegan.

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4/10/16 @ 4:10 PM
reel riot
reel riot
USER since 8/26/01
Walleye Will 16 check your private messages PM

Reel Riot <(((<

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4/7/16 @ 9:18 PM
joebad
joebad
USER since 4/7/16
Anyone been out this year yet am looking to go out Monday to the pier and was wondering if the salmon are in or if anyone has caught any perch?

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4/3/16 @ 4:14 PM
reel riot
reel riot
USER since 8/26/01
Shipwreck III

Check your private messages PM !

Reel Riot <(((<

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4/2/16 @ 10:37 PM
tbirdtaylor
tbirdtaylor
USER since 1/1/09
If your lookin to catch fish in Waukegan your best chance is to fish the government pier. It is the northern most pier at Waukegan, park by the swimming beach and walk out. Fish the north side of the pier anywhere from the halfway point to the end. Use a medium weight pole with at least 15# test line make sure at least the leader is a monofilament type line. Use half a nightcrawler on a med size hook with a weight a foot above the hook and cast out as far as you can. Real up the slack in the line and sit and wait. The morning before 10 is your best chance. Good luck, don't bother when the water warms up in the summer.

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4/1/16 @ 2:35 PM
Pike man15
Pike man15
USER since 1/15/15
Im 14 and i don't really know where to go fishing on Lake Michigan. I want to fish the coho run and see people catching fish. Any help would be great. Thanks

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4/1/16 @ 2:31 PM
DTF crew
DTF crew
USER since 10/6/15
Why am I on the waukegan fishing report and reading a report for Chicago. Yes the run has been on for Chicago. But post some thing for waukegan or at least the right location smh.

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4/1/16 @ 12:23 PM
FISHING REPORT
AirborneAllTheWay
AirborneAllTheWay
USER since 8/8/13

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F
Fished 39th street park from 6pm to 9 pm. used powerline. got limit. Id say the run is on.

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3/20/16 @ 10:09 AM
trolling4fun
trolling4fun
MEMBER since 3/7/14
did the coho run start yet, thanks you for the info

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2/29/16 @ 2:45 PM
Shiprex III
Shiprex III
USER since 5/27/14
Perfect info. Thanks, Shiprex

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2/27/16 @ 8:17 AM
Delirious
Delirious
USER since 2/27/16
Shiprex,

You can get on the coho sooner and increase your time catching by starting in Indiana where the water warms ups first. Coho are showing up now. Launch out of Burns Ditch or Pastrick marina. Then move north to Chicago and fish around the breakwaters and lighthouse as the coho move north. Then, when the coho move north, hit Waukegan. If you sit in Waukegan and wait, you'll miss 3 months of coho bite.

With your rig, just watch the weather. I use Fishweather.com. South, west and NW winds you should be fine up to 20 mph. Waves don't have a chance to build too large coming off of land. If the winds are North or East, they need to be light to even consider it. If north winds have been blowing all night coming down the length of the lake, it takes awhile to settle down and you'll have big rollers. You can also check the lake michigan mid-lake buoy for wave height.

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2/25/16 @ 8:57 AM
Shiprex III
Shiprex III
USER since 5/27/14
Thanks for the call to hold-fast. I'm very anxious. If you don't mind me asking, what are your mph limits with a more Westerly wind? The 3x I went king fishing out of Kenosha, we were on the water by about 4am to get on that bite (actually, the last time we went, the best bite was early afternoon). Is it similar for the coho...to be out before sunrise?

shiprex

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2/24/16 @ 8:16 PM
marbleye 29
marbleye 29
USER since 4/16/06
Best advice, ask these same questions in a month, Coho action will start to pick up then. I run a very similar rig and any north, south or east wind at 20 mph will make for a bumpy trip in a rig that size. N/E at 20 mph will be un fish able.

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2/24/16 @ 5:35 PM
Shiprex III
Shiprex III
USER since 5/27/14
Okay,

Spring fever is quite bad right now. Met a charter Capt in an isle at the Bass Pro in Gurnee BPS this past weekend. I have not done the trolling for coho ever, but have trolled for lots of other fish. I plan to go to Waukegan Harbor very soon. I don't want to travel several miles away on the lake until I get a better feel of it.

1) Is the ice off of the ramps/out of the harbor? 2) How far do you have to travel away from the harbor? 3) I have an 18' light deep V with 115 and kicker...what are the limits with SW/W/NW winds to get into the coho ranges? This Saturday the winds may be pretty stiff (20mph + gusts). Is that too much? 4) Cranks or dodger/fly... or both....and how deep for starting? 5) I have a hand-held VHF radio...does that meet the demands for Great Lakes and what is the channel to listen to or use for SOS?

Any advise is appreciated.

Shiprex

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9/28/15 @ 3:15 PM
FIBANDPROUD
FIBANDPROUD
USER since 1/5/04
Fish Mauler - I saw you guys at the bend as I was leaving yesterday at about 620pm did you get that beast before that or after that? Judging from the pic it looks like more sun than we had in the late afternoon - what time did you tag that pig?

NICE FISH MAN!!!!

Any chance of you snapping a pic of that bait you used?

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