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Des Plaines River, Lake County

Des Plaines River, Lake County
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11/29/19 @ 5:38 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (11%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Pikefisherman03
User since 11/16/19

Got a nice 30” northern up near Libertyville last week on a savage gear pike. Cannibal!!

3/21/16 @ 10:00 AM
FISHJER
User since 3/21/16
I live close to the canoe launch on Wadsworth Road in Wadsworth, IL and other than a couple big carp off the bottom, I have never caught anything casting despite reports of northerns and smallies? Anyone have a success story from this area? Also fishing off the bottom has only resulted in carp and no cats!

3/29/15 @ 8:46 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (73%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Ovi1
User since 9/8/13
Went out today for some pike action. Fish are tight to shoreline This one hit 6" twitch bait CPR

3/23/15 @ 7:45 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
top_water_fisher
top_water_fisher
User since 3/20/11
got out 3-21 with my buddy went after northerns fished from 8am -11am had 3 misses and one nice one wanna say 32-34in on mepps size 3 in all hits came from current breaks. lets hope the snow and rain doesnt mess up to much for this weekend good luck

10/28/13 @ 3:40 PM
EricZ23
User since 7/18/13
No motors allowed on the Des Plaines river as far as I know at least not in lake county. You wouldn't get far anyway my kayak paddle hits the bottom a lot is spots. Other spots have a lot of weeds you'd get tangled in. You could probably get some waders and walk from the state line to route 60 though. Spring time it gets deep.

10/23/13 @ 7:51 AM
Puddlejumper
User since 9/2/08
I am interested in targeting Northerns in the Lake County Des Plaines River zone. Like to know if there is anywhere I can safely launch a Shallow Running Bass Tracker III boat. It appears that all the launches are designed for canoe's only. Any help is appreciated.

10/7/13 @ 4:06 PM
Vi_King
User since 6/12/06
Eric,

No problem. I was further south, between Deerfield Road and Route 60. The low water actually makes it easier, I think, as fish are concentrated in deeper pools. Good luck. I have best luck on pike with Mepps #5 when water is higher or 6 - 8" shallow running cranks.

9/30/13 @ 6:38 PM
EricZ23
User since 7/18/13
Vi, can you give me a general area? I went out early summer a few times and only got blue gill and bull heads. Water level very low. I kayak it but haven't been very far south, only from state line to south of wadsworth rd, and at rt 120.

9/30/13 @ 3:21 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Vi_King
User since 6/12/06
Went out for two hours on 9/28 targeting pike. First fish on was a nice smallmouth -- looked a little beat up, but was nice size. My first smallie on the Des Plaines and hopefully a good sign for the water quality. Landed 3 pike, all between 24" and 28". All fish came on a jig with 7" white twister tail grub. Water levels were real low and all pike were in structure in or neer deeper holes.

12/13/12 @ 4:10 PM
walleye65
User since 2/9/10
Does anyone fish part of Des plains river just off Stevenson expressway at first ave exit? if so, where is a good place to park. Lots of trucks in and out, Don`t want to park in the wrong place.

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