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i am looking for a lake or river aroung chicago IL to go musky or pike fishing and if you have any ideas, what do you usually us

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  • i am looking for a lake or river aroung chicago IL to go musky or pike fishing and if you have any ideas, what do you usually us

    i am looking for a lake or river aroung chicago IL to go musky or pike fishing and if you have any ideas, what do you usually use

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    Try at least a 9" steel/wire leader and a Mepps Spinner (or Dare Develd in Yellow and Red, dressed with a red and white Skirt...

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      Yea, Tommy, I told you what to use, as said above bucktails work best and don't skimp out on good leaders, when you break a huge fish off because you're leader sucks you will hate you're self.
      Try Blackwell for pike, and the DuPage river has pike and 'ski. Most likely you will have to go to Wisconsin to get into GOOD muskie water. Rember, getting a follow from a muskie in a weeks worth of fishing is good, catching one is a rare occurence, that is why good gear is required, you don't want to break off the only fish you hook in a week due to bad tackle.

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      • #4
        YOU ARE NOT REAL FAR FROM LAKE ST.CLAIR BEST SPOT IN THE U.S.

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        • #5
          There is a lot of good water near Chicago:

          For pike: Kankakee River, Delavan, Geneva,

          For muskies: Shabonna, Shelbyville, Pewaukee, north end of the Chain

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          • #6
            Agreed with bear hunter!

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