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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 10:27am - Feb 16,17 
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How is the pike fishing from now until spring? Are they still biting lures this time of year?

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Post Posted: 03:43pm - Feb 16,17 
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Was very slow this past weekend. One hit and a follow, nothing on the bank. It should be picking up soon, though. I like jerkbaits (hard and soft, such as flukes and big power minnows) and six-inch Mister Twister's this time of year.

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Post Posted: 07:55pm - Feb 18,17 
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Haven't made it out there yet this year but I love fishing the DPR in Feb / March for pike on unseasonably warm days , jus to get a line wet and get some acrion, and have had some good catches . Many pike between 18-26 inches . Had one at 28 inches . Minnow under bobber works for me best .

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Post Posted: 08:01am - Feb 20,17 
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Caught a few this weekend, all different lures. All pike were right around 20"

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Post Posted: 06:46pm - Feb 20,17 
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Would someone share a little insight on river access for the De pla?? It has been forever since I've caught pike. My favorite sport fish of all. I fished wolf lake(IL) with great success in the past. But I have skipped the last two years. The De Pla has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.

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Post Posted: 08:02am - Feb 21,17 
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A lot of shoreline to fish, its pretty much all Cook County Forest Preserve by me. You're not going to catch a ton of bruisers, my average is 20" out there, and most of them are right about 20"

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Post Posted: 02:47pm - Feb 25,17 
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I fished the DPR from shore last Monday during a super warm day, nothing. My buddy was throwing a crank bait while I slowly reeled a mepps spinner and later switched to a small twister tail jig. I covered a lot of water. I was a little surprised to not see any fish but it's still very early.

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Post Posted: 03:30pm - Feb 25,17 
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I just went out with my brother last weekend with the warm weather And caught two small pike in about an hour of fishing. We were casting shallow diving stick baits

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Post Posted: 05:50pm - Feb 25,17 
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Nice job!

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