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Des Plaines River, Cook County

Des Plaines River, Cook County
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6/28/19 @ 11:12 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (20%)
Waning Crescent
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

Water is still a bit high for wading. Was tossing lures that run high in the water column or on the surface. Swimbaits, whopper ploppers, jig/grub burned at 6" or less, wakebaits. All have gotten some action. Got largemouth and smallmouth on the grub. Also had a good channel cat thump the grub. Pike were hitting the plopper. Missed quite a few strikes on the swimbait and wakebait as fish were bumping them but not hooking up. 

8/26/18 @ 10:13 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Full Moon
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

Hmm that's a shame. Yeah rivers are constantly changing environments. Was out early this morning and went 2-4 on a Whopper Plopper and Live Target Blueback Herring. Unfortunately the couple I landed were smaller than the couple I missed. Had a BIG fish on briefly but the violent thrashing unbuttoned it. 

8/26/18 @ 7:09 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Full Moon
dodo2
User since 7/8/03

You must have a nice spot dog. 

I live in Lemont and we used to kill the pike and bass but last few years         have been really lean. less people fishing here too ! all our spots dried up.   WE stick to some local ponds now.


7/15/18 @ 12:47 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

Got out for about three hours on 07/15 in the a.m. Bites were a bit tough to come by. Water is low and relatively clear. Most of my hooked fish came deep in cover and/or shade. 1/2 oz Black/orange spinnerbait with a black paddle tail trailer was the most productive lure. Fish weren't really chasing and the lure basically had to be placed on top of them. 

6/10/18 @ 1:46 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

Des Plaines and a small lake actually. All of the rain had the river jumping quickly so I had to change up to target still water largemouth once the river turned on me. Did manage to go 2 for 3 on a swimbait for pike before being chased off of the water on Saturday. Then spent the rainy Sunday morning pegging largemouths on a spinnerbait.  

ChicagoKid, I fish the DPR from Lake to Will counties, typically avoiding the mid-section of Cook. I live south and work north, so that kind of dictates where I wet a line.

5/30/18 @ 10:41 AM
ChicagoKid
User since 3/25/14

JM.


Are you fishing north or south? Great catches and pics!

5/13/18 @ 10:10 PM
bassball
User since 7/25/07

JM conquering another river. Huge props. Envious. 

5/12/18 @ 11:38 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

In between the rumbling of thunder the pike were really aggressive this morning. Missed more than I landed, including my last four strikes. Left a bad taste. But in all it was a really good trip.

4/29/18 @ 11:57 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Full Moon
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F
jmdog
User since 6/9/14
Got into 'em a bit on 04/29 on a 5" Live Target swimbait. Pike and largemouth. Flows are low for this time of year and very fishable, water pretty stained. 

10/29/17 @ 4:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F
jmdog
User since 6/9/14

Water's starting to get cold. Went 3-4 this weekend on a Live Target swimbait and a BPS XPS minnow. All pike with one being a good one. 

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