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As seen in Feb. 24     NWI Times


The ice on all area lakes and ponds has about melted away. Use extreme caution if you feel the ice is still thick enough to fish. Safe ice for fishing is 4-inches. If in doubt stay on shore or wear a life jacket.
Lake Michigan  
CO: Gary Light, Burns Ditch, Michigan City (mouth of Trail Creek) on spoons, jig/squid, crawlers.
BT: State Line Commonwealth Edison plant on jig/squid, large minnows.
SM: State Line Commonwealth Edison plant on jig/minnow, jig/crawler.
PE:  95th Street, Navy Pier on shrimp, minnows, spikes.
Kankakee River
SM, WA, NP, CH on large minnows.
Trail and Salt Creeks, Little Calumet tributaries are high and muddy. Good spots are in pools and behind logs.
SH on spawn sacs, tipped jigs, spinners.
Wolf Lake
CR on minnows.  
Flint, Long, Loomis, and Rogers Lake
 BG on bee moth. CR on minnows.  LM, WA on minnows, wigglers, crawlers.
Pine Lake
BG on bee moth. CR on minnows. LM on minnows, crawlers.
Willow Slough
 BG, RE on bee moth, worms. CR, LM on minnows.  
Potato Creek
CR on minnows.
Fox Chain O’ Lakes
BG on bee moth. CR on minnows. LM, WB, WA on jig/minnow, crawlers.
Legend: bluegill, BG; blue catfish, BC; brown trout, BT; bullhead, BH; carp, CA; channel catfish, CH; chinook(Kings), CN; coho, CO; crappie, CR; dogfish, DG; drum, DR; flathead catfish, FC; hybrid white bass, HWB; lake trout, LT; largemouth bass, LM; muskie, MU; northern pike, NP; panfish, PN; perch, PE; rainbow trout., RT; redear, RE; rock bass, RB; sauger, SA; sheephead, SP; smallmouth bass, SM; smelt, SL; steelhead, SH; striped bass, ST; sunfish, SU; tiger muskie, TM; walleye, WA; white bass, WB; whitefish, WF; yellow bass, YB.
Updates contributed in part by Mik Lurch Fishing Tackle Outlet – Hammond; Perch America – Hammond; the Sportsman’s Letter- Kankakee, IL; Lake George Bait and Tackle – Hobart and Country Bait Shop – Valparaiso  
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