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CURRENTLY 73°
PARTLY CLOUDY
WINDS EAST @ 9MPH
HUMIDITY 48%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 52°

Chicago River, Cook County

Chicago River, Cook County
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2/9/19 @ 7:55 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (20%)
Waxing Crescent
Good Ol TCJohnsson
Good Ol TCJohnsson
User since 10/19/14

Crappie can be caught year round on the Chicago river.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Qlir7oZVQ


12/16/18 @ 11:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (62%)
Waxing Gibbous
Good Ol TCJohnsson
Good Ol TCJohnsson
User since 10/19/14

Here's another Chicago river sign that, if located, can help you secure fine specks.

Fish the wood. Use traditional techniques and light line. 

12/13/18 @ 9:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent
Good Ol TCJohnsson
Good Ol TCJohnsson
User since 10/19/14

Find these Chicago river signs and you may find large crappies (in certain months).

7/18/17 @ 9:25 AM
Jim Kopjo
User since 5/22/15

More on the river 7-11-17

Crappie Professor
(708) 601-1962
7/18/17 @ 9:22 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent
Jim Kopjo
User since 5/22/15

More of the trip on the river 7-11-17

Crappie Professor
(708) 601-1962
7/18/17 @ 9:19 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent
Jim Kopjo
User since 5/22/15

Report is from 7-11-17

Finally had time to hit this very close to home hot bite...guys have been telling me stories for quite awhile and I finally had an off day to get there....we launched at the ramp at Western Ave. ..after a nice ride in you'll notice the scenery change from an industrial park setting to one of parks, greenery and river edge walk ways....very cool...we caught fish at almost every spot checked...numbers were great and size was above average for the area...even the crappie were thick and abundant ...they had the spawning colors on,which I thought was late in the season,but with the turbulent weather we've seen I guess it was happening...water clarity was better than 3 feet and the casted plastics, plain were smacked on almost every cast!!!

Crappie Professor
(708) 601-1962
8/3/11 @ 9:57 AM
Topwater Tornado
User since 4/3/08
Check your private messages.

8/2/11 @ 11:53 PM
cbsterrett
User since 3/11/09
looking to get out this week, where is the best place to put in my bass boat? am i better off launching somewhere on the river or launching on the lake and using the locks? if i do the second should i launch at burnham? if not where is the closest launch to downtown? thanks everyone

5/11/11 @ 1:42 PM
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ICE DEPTH
0 inches
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
RLRazor
RLRazor
User since 9/23/09
Well, its been a while since I reported. I have fished the river a few times since my last report but the weather has been mostly crappy. Well, I have caught no fish but I had 3 good bites today at lunch time. I fished behind Panera Bread between Jackson and Adams.

All 3 bites were really light but at least the second bite put up a good fight. I really think it was a LMB. I am using a 4 inch watermelon senko with Red/Blk flake, texas rigged with a bullet weight. Nothing fancy. Just lightly jigging it near the walls and stumps. They are biting when you dance it. You have to get them excited. Now that they are biting, I will be fishing and posting more often.

Oh wait,., rain for the next week.

5/6/11 @ 10:32 AM
Topwater Tornado
User since 4/3/08
I've used the Western Ave launch numerous times and haven't had any issues. I spoke with an officer and he said they patrol the area regularly. That being said, I'm sure I just jinxed myself. A little tricky to get to, but very convenient if you want to cruise or fish the river or get to the big lake via the locks.

TT

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