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NOTE: Pend­ing un­fore­seen is­sues, Park Bait is open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Mon­trose.

AREA LAKES: Con­tinue to see kids and fam­i­lies fish­ing ponds and lakes I’ve rarely seen fished. Does my heart good. Ken ‘‘Husker’’ O’Malley: Best top­wa­ter ac­tion for large­mouth last hour of the day; work a Berkley Choppo over out­side weed lines.

AREA RIVERS: CALUMET: Jack­son Kennedy re­ported a bass in the river. ILLI­NOIS: Clo­sures con­tinue for the Dres­den Is­land, Mar­seilles, Starved Rock, Peo­ria and La Grange locks.

KANKAKEE: Good wad­ing con­di­tions. O’Malley: Top­wa­ters (Zara Spooks, Whop­per Plop­pers ) good be­fore sun gets high. Af­ter that, switch to Ban­dit 100s and craw im­i­ta­tors on a keeper hook on faster wa­ter.

CHAIN: Tri­an­gle: With cooler wa­ter, a few muskie be­ing caught. Try for crap­pie in chan­nel mouths. Wall­eye fairly slow. Bluegills on weed lines. NOTE: Fi­nal day of Strat­ton Lock and Dam will be Sept. 14.

DELAVAN/GENEVA, WIS­CON­SIN: DELAVAN: Dave Duwe: Perch ‘‘fan­tas­tic’’ on west end in 10 to 11 feet. Large­mouth moved to 10 to 12 feet. Bluegills in 12 to 13 feet.

GENEVA: Ar­den Katz: Good small­mouth nights off points in 20 feet on drop-shot worms. De­cent large­mouth morn­ings in 8 to 12 feet, es­pe­cially around docks on wacky worms. Duwe: Wall­eye very good (mid­night to 3 a.m.) trolling large Ra­palas. Bluegills very good in 18 to 20 feet. Lak­ers good in lake basin in 112 to 120 feet.

GREEN LAKE, WIS­CON­SIN: BIG GREEN: Mike Nor­ris: Large­mouth school­ing around pods of bluegills around weed edges in 8 to 13 feet.

LIT­TLE GREEN: Nor­ris: Pan­fish an­glers catch­ing crap­pie and bluegills. Bass an­glers catch­ing large­mouth be­neath docks on plas­tic worms. Crap­pie good drift­ing basin with min­now and split shot. FOX: Bass good shal­low (bul­rushes with jig and pig) and deep later. Wall­eye good early and late on jig and crawlers un­der slip bob­ber along weed edges.

LAKE­FRONT: Chicago lake­front of­fi­cially re­mains closed, but peo­ple are do­ing things, in­clud­ing fish­ing by walk­ing or bik­ing in. Fish­er­men’s park­ing passes are not be­ing sold while lake­front re­mains closed. Capt. Bob

Potesh­man: ‘‘Chicago, the lake trout cap­i­tal of the world, is on fire.’’ A few coho and a few kings mixed from 120 to 200 feet. Out of North Point, fish keep mov­ing any­where from 160 to 300 feet. ‘‘We were get­ting a bunch of lake trout and sal­mon, about 50-50, but the weather seems to have slowed the sal­mon down. Over­all, fish­ing re­mains very good’’ on spoons and Dodgers and flies. Capt. Scott

Wolfe: Warm wa­ter pushed good fish­ing to be­tween 205 and 300 feet and scat­tered. ‘‘Spread out and cover wa­ter.’’ Morn­ing trips bet­ter than af­ter­noons for mostly lak­ers with a few coho, kings and steel­head.

NORTH­ERN WIS­CON­SIN: Kurt Jus­tice: Bluegills (cab­bage 6 to 10 feet), small­mouth (deep humps), pike, muskie (windy or cloudy days) and large­mouth are fair to good.

NORTH­WEST IN­DI­ANA: Slez’s: Lak­ers with steel­head, coho and a few kings in 100 to 140 feet out of Burns Ditch. Lots of steel­head and an­glers in Trail. Boaters mov­ing around catch­ing good pan­fish. Stan’s: Sal­mon picked up in 80 to 110 feet.

SHAB­BONA: Lake­side: Wall­eye pick­ing up on drop-offs and rock piles. Top­wa­ters in weeds pro­duc­ing large­mouth. A cou­ple of muskie caught with the cooler wa­ter (70s). Af­ter the storm Mon­day, an an­gler saw a hy­brid bust­ing the sur­face, hooked it and lost it.

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