Angelo Ciaravino and Richard Zoller both have a way of getting their Mount Carmel teammates and the crowd fired up. Depending on how much snow we actually get and how much wind to push the snow off, it could have a big effect on ice production the rest of the season! Jim Shell and his son Casey experienced their first burbot on Saturday and sent the photo at the top. Heres some of whats on our to-do list. Minutes from the Moen chain of lakes for boating and fishing as well. Well, getting to that transitional time! After a couple-day hiatus, we're back out for eight days with Dan Anderson, Howard Lund, and a few of their amigos. Along drop-offs of sand to mud a few reports of Perch on wigglers/Hali combos and one report of nice Perch hitting #3 Rippin Raps. Fishing for us was slow today on the Supreme. B) Waukegan Harbor (in North Harbor basin only). Chicago mayoral candidate Jess "Chuy" Garca has fun with a group of kids while campaigning at La Antigua sports bar and grill in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood on Feb. 25, 2023 . Guide Mike Norris texted the photo above and emailed this: Fishing on the Big Green Lake came to a halt late last week as a major cold front ushered in sub-freezing temperatures and high winds. Beaver Dam Lake - Ice fishing shiners suspended beneath tip-ups for walleye and northern pike was excellent early last week. What a jungle in the water.Bruce. Hello friends. Coho on southern Lake Michigan, in addition to some steelhead, lake trout, brown trout and ongoing perch motion, lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. The National Weather Service office in Chicago is responsible for the Lake Michigan forecast and the Nearshore Marine forecast for the Illinois and Indiana shores. Tops for the week, a 40 brute! We'd rather be safe than sorry and we'll take things one day at a time. We managed to tag a bunch and have a few for some sashimi fish as well, so we're pumped. Nate Torres, 13, despatched the picture on the high and this on Sunday: Join Community Grow Your Business. Camren Wynter hit a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to give Penn State a 68-65 victory against Northwestern. Spawn sacks under a float. Navy Pier has been giving up some good Lake Michigan perch with artificials like Johnson (Pure . Try tip-ups baited with medium and large shiners for both the pike and walleye. Paddle and Pole hosts the Berrien Springs Fish Ladder Camera. If your hands aren't throbbing with pain by the end of the day, you're either not working hard enough or you've had a really good day of fishing. Through Monday, the biggest fish taken so far, 162.6 pounds, was speared by Samuel OConnell (above). Not unusual to catch plenty of Bass when temps in upper teens and above. So all in all, we had a good afternoon of fishing down here and we'll be trying for some Pargo this evening before we get back at it tomorrow morning for Wahoo, Yellowtail, and tuna. C) Winnetka Power Plant discharge area. Total thickness was 21, but a sign of concern where ice on the main lake was firm nearly all the way through. Previous permits are required. Rich Sleziak at Slezs Bait in Lake Station texted: Some steelhead action fishing the lower stretches of nwi tributaries using jigs tipped with beemoth, Crappie action decent working the docks around 249 bridge down from portage marina. 8-12 pound yellowfin tuna and that's just not what we were looking for. Walleye: Very Good With ice thickness not building (avg 5-9), Walleyes staying fairly shallow for the early morning and evening bites. G. Peters. If this happens, ice travel will be relegated to snowmobiles, tracked UTVs and trucks. We started our day today offshore tuna fishing. Jigging Raps, Slab Raps, Hyper Rattles and Tikka Minnows has improved as anglers enjoying the warmer weather are moving around, working different edges and pockets. Even though fishing is really starting to sizzle for an early season, all you guys remember: its Valentines Day. The Tinley Park fishing and travel expo starts this Friday and runs through Sunday. Early oho, one of the best eating fish around Chicago fishing, properly prepared. We could've made a day out of it and ended up with a decent catch but the fish were on the smaller side of things. For the 23rd year, Fran Connelly is sharpening of auger blades. Over the last 20 years, sandhills became the primary indicator of seasonal change around Chicago for regular people. It seems as though this area is still recovering from the storm front that blasted through in the days prior and it's hard to stay on the fish when there aren't a lot of boats in the area if you can't locate the fish. Camren Wynter hit a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to give Penn State a 68-65 victory against Northwestern. Largemouth Bass: Very Good Rarely targeted, and not typically as active in winter, but with the stars lining up just right lots of Bass action. information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Check with Jason Johns of Boneyard Fishing. With warm weather this past weekend there were reports of ATVs going through the ice at or near the access areas. Stacey Greene at Park Bait at Montrose Harbor texted: NOW FOR THE FISHING REPORT,PERCH FOR THE MOST PART ARE STILL REALLY GOOD WITH A SLOW PATCH HERE AND THERE. Take care. Jason Special One Le texted the photo above and this from a very good outing Sunday in Indiana: That would be wonderful. You gotta hit the HONEY HOLE BROTHER!. They put together a fine group of people to share the rail with and it was our pleasure to have them aboard for the past eight days. Take care and wish us luck. 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Northern Pike: Poor-Good Following some unusual tough fishing Pike action picked up. Easy access to ATV and snowmobile trails. Some groups even fishing at night over there doing good. Lori Ralph at the Salmon Stop in Waukegan texted: Good morning ,Spotty reports here and there on some trout off the pier.Alit of folks think the pier is not fishable cuz the harbor has no signage as how to get to the pier. Harold Plein messaged the photos above and below, and this: Thought you might be interested in some of these pics from Iron County in the great UP. Waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft. .TONIGHT.Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt becoming south after midnight and increasing to 30 kt late. By Thursday, highs in upper teens and snow will change travel dependent on how much rain/snow we get. Try fishing right before dark or early in the morning for crappies with jigs tipped with wax worms or crappie minnows. Nature photo of backyard rabbit snacking. Casting a jig with a white twister tail or a slip bobber with a hook and minnow hung below the bobber were the best bait presentations. Your Wednesday fishing report for Portage on the Coho is spot on. GREAT LAKES MARINE PORTAL Click on the image to get to the website Gearing up for perch and ice fishing! Ice jigs and crappie minnows and off the bottom with wax worms. Samuel OConnell registered a 162.6 lbs., F4 female speared on Lake Poygan. Chicago powerline and lakefront fishing (powerlining) Spawn sacks under a float. Good evening everyone. But by Saturday (2/18) mild temps back into the mid- 30s. Other Chicago harbors are also loaded with perch of various sizes. MOST REPORTS ARE FROM NAVY PIER AND SOUTH. The Chicago Harbor system consists of 9 main harbors that stretch across the city's lakefront from north to south. Thanks. SEE MORE sunset today 3:40PM sunrise tomorrow 4:32AM moon phase Waxing Gibbous Sun times displayed in Central Standard Time. Heres whats been happening: Fishing on the south end of Lake Michigan is really heating up well with this nice weather. Bob Johnson sent the photo at the top, a reminder that in this mellow winter river fishing is coming around quickly. I prefer fishing during daylight hours and will focus on smallmouth bass and northern pike while slow trolling a sucker minnow on a Carolina rig. Surprise burbot at the Chicago lighthouse today while jigging for lakers, messaged Jim, who caught it. After that, we began the hunt for Wahoo and tuna but after not locating any, we plopped the anchor over to do some Yellowtail and ground-fishing. Lakefront fishing report. We also sell ice, soda, coffee and rolls. Gulf of Mexico water temp. Please contact Patrick at 702-375-0010. Yesterday the fish were more scatted and it was tougher fishing. Success with coho leads to well-prepared coho as in below: Early oho, one of the best eating fish around Chicago fishing, properly prepared. POWERTON: Closed until after duck season. ATV travel only. The larger lakes have skim ice along the shorelines and wind protected bays. and staying till about 8a.m. The 9-11 range are there for the taking as usual. Anyhow, we gave it an honest check all day today and with the impending weather that is supposed to kick up all the way from California to where we currently sit and beyond the Baja coast, we've decided to start making a little bit of latitude up as we'll be in a different area tomorrow looking once again for tuna and Wahoo. Main services. The discounted parking for anglers is $9 daily, if out by 10 a.m. Chicago Park Districts parking passes ($20 for two months) for the anglers parking lots at DuSable and Burnham harbors are on sale atthe Northerly Island Visitor Center (credit card only, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday), but call (312) 745-2910 first to make sure someone is there. Randy just got back from a 1.5 Day trip with good mixed bag fishing, with Dorado & Yellowtail. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America.It is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume (1,180 cu mi (4,900 km 3)) and the third-largest by surface area (22,404 sq mi (58,030 km 2)), after Lake Superior and Lake Huron.To the east, its basin is conjoined with that of Lake Huron through the 3 + 1 2 miles (5.6 kilometres) wide, 295 feet (90 metres; 49 fathoms) deep . Hope to see you there. That guy better be right. Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. That will change this coming weekend as the below average temps will start locking lakes up again. Monday evening, Quinn Wunar tweeted the photo above and this: Went poking around for trout today after slamming some coho past couple trips out. Cleats were a necessity for getting around. Ice fishing up north and perch on the Chicago lakefront lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. They are available Tuesday to Saturday at Dickson Mounts Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SHELBYVILLE: Check with Ken Wilson of Lithia Guide Service. Chicago . Hopefully, this bite will still be good when the ice firms up following the arrival of colder weather later this week. Now settling back into a night time pick on the Yellowfin Tuna. This month, the most catchable fish include coho salmon and smelt in Lake . Other lakes will reopen after duck season, so reopening on the Dec. 28th. WE WILL BE OPEN THROUGH SUNDAY THE 18th OR UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF MINNOWS WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. Yellowtail, and Dick Langlois's 23.8 lb. Jesse Gonzalez with jumbo perch from the North Slip. Nate Torres, 13, sent the photo at the top and this on Sunday: I personally found some areas with up to three layers of frozen slush (gray ice) and very soft ice underneath. Rich Sleziak at Slezs Bait in Lake Station, Indiana, texted: Lots of groups fishing cal park area and up in the slips and river for perch. Wish us luck. Largemouth Bass: Poor-Fair Tip-ups with smaller shiners meant for Pike best in 5-10 of weeds. Stacey Greene at Park Bait at Montrose Harbor said they are still waiting on the word when they will reopen. But I cant say for sure. Very early morning (pre-dawn) and again at dusk. Site winter hoursthrough Jan. 31are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff at Tackle Haven in Benton Harbor said big smallmouth are going in the St. Joseph River; steelhead still going in the river, too; pier slow. POWERTON: Boat and shore fishing is open. The one fish in my right hand measured at 15.5 with a girth of 11.5 my pb and pretty sure that will never get toppled so what was already a great day got even sweeter with that one, we also caught a couple Coho later in the day. Christina Petrites at Stans Bait & Tackle Center in Hammond emailed: Hi, Dale! Perch fishing on the Chicago lakefront leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report, otherwise it is waiting on ice (except well to our north, where they are already ice fishing). Although tuna and wahoo fishing was tough, the gang still had a great time and enjoyed themselves all they way to the end. As to Braidwood, he is not alone in getting antsy. Quinn Wunar On Thursday, John Carlson messaged: Your Wednesday fishing report for Portage on the Coho is spot on. Big Green Lake Warm weather accompanied with brisk west winds reopened the center of the lake. Unfortunately the forecast looks like the next 30 days in not great for ice or open water. For up-to-date information, look up the fishing report for the water of your choice. Over 100 boats fishing perch Sunday. MOST USING MINNOWS OF ALL VARIETIES ESPECIALLY ROSEY REDS, ALSO SHRIMP,WAX WORMS, SPIKES, NIGHT CRAWLERS,ETC IF SOMETHING ISNT WORKING FOR YOU CHANGE IT UP. Fishing reports for chicago lakefront are updated each week, usually by By Dale Bowman Jun 28, 2022, 5:20am PST A few catfish and walleye also reported. Walleye: Poor-Fair High pressure really seemed to have taken its toll on the Walleyes appetites. Onesie twosie for a few hours. Not much on Walleye, but its coming. Click here for the update from D&S Bait, Tackle & Fly Shop . Site winter hours through Jan. 31 are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Click here for the southern Lake Michigan reports from the Wisconsin DNR. ICE FISHING Ice fishing is so varied around Chicago, those reports are within individual reports below. Also, brought help. Our weather is a tad bouncy and wet but it's nothing we can't handle or haven't seen before. The Upriver Lakes closed Saturday. Fox Lake Crappie fishing is good with fish measuring up to 14-inches. Rich Sleziak at Slezs Bait in Lake Station texted the photo above and this: Coho action has been very good for most since Sunday fishing Portage Riverwalk and Michigan city peir. It seems like there is always something going on. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, is serving as Zillow's health advisor. Like other Chicagoans, we have ideas about what the next mayor should do. With that, we said farewell to our Yellowtail fishery and are currently bouncing up and down on our way to hopefully finish off our trip with a tuna score closer to home. We still have a few spots left, so give Susan a call in the office at 619-390-7890 and book a spot. single-family home is a 3 bed, 2. There isn't much sea conditions to worry about at the moment, just lots of wind but for now, we'll take this weather for the remainder of the trip. tuesday dec. 6th, of course perch are at the top of the list. Perch fishing on the Chicago lakefront leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report, otherwise it is waiting on ice (except well to our north, where they are already ice fishing). We also do not take credit or debit at this time sorry for any inconvenience. Heidecke, LaSalle, Braidwood and Mazonia (except Monster Lake is open all years) are closed. Heres some of whats on our to-do list. Inside the break wall in the shallows. Pat Hasburgh at D&S Bait, Tackle & Fly Shop said ice deteriorated, but weather forecast makes next week look promising for ice fishing. Be ready when they come in! Sturgeon spearing season, previous permits required, opened Saturday. Jim Shell emailed the photo above, and the breakdown and YouTube video below: There have been many reports of the great lake trout fishing off of Chicago and Indiana shores. And I quote Brian! Dropper loop and yo-yo fishing for 'tails is one thing but when they get up on the surface, boiling and swirling around, that is some of the funnest fishing we see out here so it was nice to get in some surface action before we pulled anchor after lunch and set a course to do some tuna and Wahoo fishing offshore for the remainder of the trip. Rod and Reels. My column from Nov. 30, 2022, on parking the length of the Chicago lakefront is posted at https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/11/30/23485385/chicago-lakefront-parking-fishing. Staff at Tackle Haven in Benton Harbor said steelhead are good from the mid-river up to Berrien Springs. Access permits and liability waivers are required. Ice jigs tipped with waxies are the best bet. Looking at the forecast, maybe some places by Christmas locally. 11-23-22 Watch on LIKE 4 Report Abuse 3/14/22 @ 6:21 AM Capt. We hope to see y'all next year. Proprietor Greg Dickson at Triangle Sports and Marine in Antioch said ice is in between. That should change back again to more open water over the coming days. Ahntastic Adventures in Silicon Valley I caught my last open water smallie on Nov 15 and the lake iced over the next day. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning before forecasted rain for Tuesday (2/14) as temps will reach upper 40s will make things a bit messy again. fishing. FISHING REPORT deep_structure User since 9/19/02 Waxing Crescent Sunny 41 - 45 F Water: 40 - 45 F Fished off the Chicago lakefront for both Lake trout and perch. Yellowtail took third place. EMIQUON PRESERVE:During waterfowl season, fishing is not allowed until noon. Everyone's having a great time and he misses you. We'll be giving it a go tomorrow morning and hopefully we can add some tuna to our catch that is already chilled in the RSW wells. Five things to watch for ahead of Chicago's mayoral race. Crappie: Poor-Good Best over deeper basins of 24-35. Anglers finding some nice Crappies in 10-12 narrow leaf cabbage taking small rosies on tip-downs, but holding fairly tight to the bottom. Heidecke, LaSalle and Braidwood are closed, but Braidwood reopens next Wednesday, March 1. Slezs Bait will be open on Thanksgiving Day 5 a.m. till 2 p.m. Click here for the Wisconsin DNRs report, usually on Tuesday or Wednesday. It has been pretty action packed today. Chicagoans should think long and hard before putting the lakefront's fate into someone else's hands, write Joseph D. Kearney . The weekend covers the new moon period, typically a good time for daytime fishing. IF YOU CATCH ONE NOW YOU MUST THROW BACK. Like other Chicagoans, we have ideas about what the next mayor should do. Fish holding tight to bottom on most lakes. Around mid-morning, we snagged a few Dorado on the troll and had a stop where we caught a box-full of some nice flats with quite a few going around 18 lbs. Hi Dale! It is February wind is gonna blow hard south couple days and north couple days and keep boats off the perch for a bit. Today, the crew of the Polaris Supreme have sore hands because of good fishing - our fingers hurt. If there was one out here or not, who knows, but we checked dozens and dozens of kelps that were void of life with the exception of only a couple that actually were holding gamefish of size. Caught 10 in an hour and forty five minutes today! Other than that, it was just a mild day of relaxing, napping, eating, and listening to the football games. Click to get the latest. of course there can be a slow time of the day or even a slow day but overall its been good. Baits of choice are spikes, beemoths, & smaller minnows. Sturgeon season is still going on , with most hunters traveling on ATVs. This property is pet friendly. Yellow Perch: Poor-Good Weed bite was better than deep for the most part this week. The hotspot was by the railroad trestle along the northwest side of the lake. (Provided by Mike Norris) Building ice going into the holidays leads this sprawling, raw-file Midwest Fishing Report, but there's also ongoing perch fishing on the Chicago lakefront. Staff at Tackle Haven in Benton Harbor said coho off the pier, perch in the turning basin (no whitefish reports); still steelhead going in the river. There are times where schools of white bass are passing through and they are running 16 18 inches which is larger than normal. Whether you seek a tasty meal of yellow perch or the excitement of landing a chinook salmon on a day charter, Lake Michigan is a true destination for the Illinois Angler . Tommy Cwiok with a big walleye from the Grand River in Michigan. Our hours through the first weekend in December are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and weekends till 4pm always call first to check because some days we have to close a little earlier.We are open on Thanksgiving day 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last time we were forecasted 6-12 we only got 3-4, cross your fingers. I am just concerned that with the warmth of the winter, the coho may fly north faster than normal. Access permits and liability waivers are available Tuesday to Saturday at Dickson Mounts Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SHELBYVILLE: Check with Ken Wilson of Lithia Guide Service. Basin schools in 25-40, roaming the open water taking #3 ultra light Rippin Raps or small Rattlin Kastmasters tipped with spikes. Dana Kolzow with her dog Hanna and their 25-inch walleye. Fox Lake The Fish Tales Fishery was held just over a week ago and every category was filled with big fish. . Access permits and liability waivers are required. Zach LaVine finished with a game-high 41 points, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and Patrick Beverley had a double-double with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Recommended Communities. Staff at Triangle Sports and Marine in Antioch said not much going, waiting on ice fishing to arrive, probably next week. 571 Fishing Area 2828 S. Eleanor Street Chicago, IL 60608 Show on Map Sherman Fishing Area 1301 W. 52nd St. Chicago, IL 60609 Show on Map Washington Fishing Area 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60637 Show on Map Lagoons As Lake Michigan Perch - Chicago Fishing Reports | Chicago Fishing Forums Your complete resource for Chicago fishing reports and information. Perch at 95th & 87th St. We launched at Burnham harbor, which is a very short run to get to the lighthouse. The troops are downstairs enjoying cocktails and Seafood Alfredo, so they're happy. Beautiful 2 acre lakefront property with 233 ft. of frontage on Del Stangl Lake near Rhinelander, WI. Stay tuned and wish us luck. That is what we're doing right now. We focus on primarily the chicagoland area, and enjoy people's fishing stories and most. Chicago's mayoral runoff campaign has officially begun, with finalist Brandon Johnson the first to go on the offensive against Paul Vallas as the rivals shared starkly differing visions for the . Jerk bait bite wasnt going along with any technique of motion, so blade baits, crainkbaits and swim baits were all slow. We'll report back to you tomorrow with our daily activities. So with our fill of Yellowtail fishing, the afternoon found us trying to catch other coastal species and without very much success. While love is in the air, heres what is going on locally in the fishing world: Fishing is starting to heat up on Lake Michigan; Coho are being caught from Gary Lighthouse east to Saint Joseph, trolling in 8-25 FOW using Thinfish. The bite was good for both. Open water opportunities should present itself by the weekend. Only those water bodies with a current report are included. (Provided by Mike Chioros) A smattering of ice fishing around Chicago and the rebuilding of perch fishing on southern Lake Michigan lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report; plus the first mention of coho in 2023. We'll chat with you tomorrow and thanks for checking in. In total, 127 fish were harvested throughout the system, with 100 from Lake Winnebago (7 juvenile females, 53 adult females, 40 males) and 27 from the Upriver lakes (1 juvenile female, 9 adult females, 17 males). Been fishing my usual Chicago Lakefront spots and picking up some steelies and cohos from Diversey and Belmont Harbors float fishing with skein, spawn sacs and cooked shrimp. The ribs are smelling good so I gotta go. Hello again, friends. Bluegill action is heating up in the Jug. The weather today was fantastic and the forecast shows good weather for the rest of the week too so that's always good news. Smallmouth bass (Shutterstock image) May 19, 2017 By Jerry Pabst. November thru late March if the weather cooperates, you can catch many lake trout just off the Chicago skyline. Would love to share my report today for navy pier perching. But.you cannot use ice for your base to Musky fish. The $10 pier passes, which allow legal access to select piers at Jackson Park, Burnham, DuSable, Diversey, Belmont and Montrose harbors, may be bought at Northerly Island Visitor Center (credit-card only, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday), but call (312) 745-2910 first to make sure someone is there. Crappie: Very Good-Good Work bays of 8-12 with tall green narrow leaf cabbage. danitza athanassiadis biography; statute of limitations on traffic tickets in california; craigslist low income apartments . Camren Wynter hit a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to give Penn State a 68-65 victory against Northwestern. These two were certainly the highlight, as well as my PB. The discounted parking for anglers is $9 daily, if out by 10 a.m. Chicago Park Districts parking passes ($20 for two months) for the anglers parking lots at DuSable and Burnham harbors are on sale atthe Northerly Island Visitor Center (credit card only, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday), but call (312) 745-2910 first to make sure someone is there. Capt. Both boaters and shore anglers finding perch up and down the Cal. Michael Egger celebrating his 154-pound, 79.5-inch F2 female at the Southwest Winnebago registration station. We need a nice spread of lots of boats to cover this large area of water that these tuna have been in the past couple of months and today, we just didn't have the help to look at all the water that needs to be covered in order to find the fish. Camren Wynter hit a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to give Penn State a 68-65 victory against Northwestern. Shore and boat fishermen doing well. The forecast this week will open up everything again. DNR: Fish & Wildlife: Indiana Fishing Reports Indiana Fishing Reports Fish & Wildlife Fishing Indiana Fishing Reports Division of Fish & Wildlife staff collect reports as time permits. The bite is still good for perch and bluegill. . Chicago's Waterfront Destination - Navy Pier Fish along the North Dock of Navy Pier and arrive early to enjoy sunrise views as you fish for Chicago's perch, salmon, bass and trout. We have a couple days of traveling to figure things out and as of now, our ride is beautiful rollin' south. Hi friends. Staff at Howies Tackle in Sturgeon Bay said, as Tuesday, the usual ice-fishing spots for whitefish are not accessible; the bays have good ice. Our weather is absolutely gorgeous. Bluegill: Good-Very Good Anglers starting very early (pre-light) catching the biggest Gills with a 12 behemoth being the largest! Angelo Ciaravino and Richard Zoller both have a way of getting their Mount Carmel teammates and the crowd fired up. Stacey Greene at Park Bait at Montrose Harbor texted: Perch at 95th & 87th st. This past Sunday the weather was nearly perfect to be out in mid February. Smaller lakes with better ice thickness remain the best option for hard water anglers. SPRING LAKE: Site superintendent Thad Cook emailed: Hey Dale, Oct 21st is the last day for boats to be on Spring Lake. River is clear and temps right at 40 degrees. The $10 pier passes, which allow legal access to select piers at Jackson Park, Burnham, DuSable, Diversey, Belmont and Montrose harbors, may be bought at Park Bait at Montrose Harbor (cash only) through early December and at Northerly Island Visitor Center (credit card only, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday). We have multiple weather programs that can give us all the information needed so that our experience and knowledge of the situation will ultimately give us the upper hand on planning a voyage to the safest point possible. 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