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Question by PA009. Uploaded on December 25, 2009
I've caught a few thousand in that lake many years ago. You should be able to cast a Little Cleo or Krockadile in silver and blue or green. I fished Waukegan and Milwakee most of the time but have done most of the piers in the lake. Get there early to get a good spot on the end of the pier when they are running. Watch what is working for others on the pier. For Waukegan, April and May are the best months for Coho but fish can be had there nearly all summer too. This time of year you need to head way south to the steel mills and their warm water discharge for Coho and Skamania. I have had good luck casting the lumanescent green/silver that lights up when you flash it with a camera flash attachment. Cast these before or after dark and the salmon/trout will hit them well. You will see pier fishermen using "power lines" too..... this is a giant rubber band that you attach to a heavy lead weight that you throw out as far as you can. You then pull the rubber band back about 100 feet and attach your line with a night crawler or a piece of cut bait (alewife) and let it dangle. Not my favorite way to go but effective. Be sure to sharpen your hooks and test your knots... these babies hit at 20 miles per hour and snap weak knots but have real soft mouths so you need to get the hook into their jaw bone or they will come unhooked. Good luck... its a riot and worth learning.
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