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Kankakee River, Kankakee County

Kankakee River, Kankakee County
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5/5/20 @ 11:08 AM
fishnart
fishnart
User since 3/30/12

Shorebound    Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye on it. Looking to go out sometime next week.

5/4/20 @ 5:02 PM
Shorebound
User since 5/7/03

Fishnart,

Below is a link for you to check before you go to the river.  If the gauge reads below 2' and you re familiar with the river it is wadable, but as always use caution.  The ideal level is 1.8" or less and the current around 1,800.  Much fast than 2,000, and you don't know where you are wading you can get swept off your feet pretty easily.  There is a 3rd spot you can select on the page to show the water temp.  I'm sure you can read a thermometer.  The water level is 4.2" and the current is at 15,200 cubic feet per second; way too dangerous.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/il/nwis/uv?cb_all_=on&cb_00010=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&site_no=05527500&period=&begin_date=2020-04-27&end_date=2020-05-04


 

8/16/17 @ 10:57 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
sarty8904
User since 3/20/16

Launched near custer park, first 15 minute one walleye and a small mouth bass fished all the way pass the islands caught a few more bass all lost at the boat. Cant wait till fall time when things really heat up.

5/13/16 @ 9:18 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
First Quarter
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F
sarty8904
User since 3/20/16

Can any one please tell me as I see there is a boat ramp at the fish and wild life area if the fishing is any good through that stretch of the river. Looking for bass and pike, also what baits seem to work good.  Thanks.

5/12/16 @ 11:04 PM
lunker75
lunker75
User since 12/13/13

Gturner look up heddon spittn image ..shallow water side to side shad bait great for  large mouth in shallows also and an occasional  spring muskie  tite lines everyone!!!

5/12/16 @ 2:40 PM
Gturner
User since 5/11/16

 Lord

what is the Spittin Image 

5/10/16 @ 10:37 AM
Sword Lord
User since 5/10/16

I'd skip the main river if you can. Drop in at the state park area and work your way up Rock Creek. The smallies are running into the tributaries. Spittin' Image is driving them nuts. Move up slowly and toss the lure into the rapids and work towards the edge of the eddies. You can take two to three fish from the same spot often. I caught about 15 fish in an hour and a half. The largest was 19 inches. Good luck and have fun!

9/29/14 @ 8:01 PM
fishnart
fishnart
User since 3/30/12
Anybody been out on the river lately? Doing any good? Any help would be great.

3/31/14 @ 3:54 PM
francis ford crappola
User since 5/4/03
Hi guys, where is the best area to put in to fish smallies? I saw a show on cable and the guy was fishing the Bourbonaisse area.

3/27/14 @ 12:12 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
rayanders0n
User since 3/26/14
too cold still the water is a bit high hoping to get out in a couple weeks again to catch the warmer water. watch the river levels anything above 3 feet at Wilmington I wouldn't waste your time from shore. Sad

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