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lake michigan chicago

moon phase
ice depth
8 inches
water temp
38.0°F
Last ice report: 2/19/24. Last water temp report: 2/20/24.
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1/8/24 @ 2:15 PM
FISHING REPORT
jimmy2179428
jimmy2179428
User since 4/23/17
Cloudy 32°
Fished the slips this past weekend from 6:30am till 10am.  The 87th slip was pretty empty with the recent snow fall and cool down but did this effect the perch in anyway?  Well, there was only one way to find out.  So I made trek out there for my third time this year with the past two times being skunked.  

Started my fishing session right before the sun came up and I could bearly see my rod tips.  From 6:30am till about 8am, I had decent action and size.  It was a fun time being on the perch again and as soon as 8:00 am hit, it just turned off for some reason that I'll never know.  I was catching them on perch pounders with minnows and funny enough I had a mixture of both minnows and rosy reds and they wanted nothing to do with the rosy reds on this day.  I continued to fish from 8:00 am till 10:00 am and the only person that was catching was a guy who was heavily jigging plastics and that was it.  

Maybe I'll make it out again but I'm hoping next week's freeze will finally setup some ice to go do some ice fishing!  

Until then, tight lines.  
lake michigan chicago photo by jimmy2179428
12/7/23 @ 12:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
deep_structure
deep_structure
User since 9/19/02
Perch fishing around Chicago area is doing great right now. All the harbors, Navy Pier, and 87th Street slip. All doing good. Here's a video if you're looking for more info on perch fishing in Chicago.
https://youtu.be/9NJHKYpTRVs?si=9174GLHSFcxBhfbe 
lake michigan chicago photo by deep_structure
lake michigan chicago photo by deep_structure
2/8/23 @ 3:59 AM
FISHING REPORT
reel riot
User since 8/26/01
35°
Water: 37°
Boulders

Lake trout fishing in the gap by the Chicago Light was on fire last week . John Gillespie show, "Waters & Woods" showed him and a guide last week pounding 7-15 lb. lakers . They caught and released over 20 Lakers in 2 hours of fishing from 9-11am , with multiple doubles ! They were casting towards the rocks, then letting jig go to bottom and giving a little pop , with slow retrieve along the bottom back to the boat, in 30 foot of water .They used a 3/4 ounce jig to get down to the bottom quicker . Jig was a Google eye , chartruse & white , with a 3 inch plastic white split tail swim bait .That jig had a hook with larger gap between hook point & shaft. They also got some jigging blade baits, but the jig setup was the killer. They also cautioned during the show that only light westerly , and southwest winds made this possible to fish just inside the lighthouse !!! You can watch this show , ChicagoTrout episode #6 on his website 

gillespiefishing.com 


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