Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Perch, smallmouth, lake trout, flatheads, walleye, bluegill

Lulu Zhang, newest member of Bridgeport Bass, on her first time bass fishing caught a good smallmouth bass from the Chicago River.

Provided by Jeff Nolan

Once again summer is truly here and the variety of fishing around Chicago shows in this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

Jeff Nolan emailed a report from the South Branch, which is in the Chicago River report; as well as the photo at the top and this:

Side note newest member of Bridgeport Bass Lulu Zhang first time bass fishing catches 16 inch Smallmouth. Sometimes having a beginner on your boat and seeing their excitement when they catch a big fish is better than catching it yourself.

He’s got that last part right.


There’s been some perch caught, especially early at Montrose, since perch season reopened Thursday, June 16, on Illinois’ Lake Michigan waters.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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