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NAVY PIER: Fu­ture fish­ing ac­cess up in the air with im­pend­ing clo­sure.

AREA RIVERS: CHICAGO: Jef­frey Wil­liams: Warm wa­ter (up­per 70s) mak­ing slower fish­ing, but caught carp to 8 pounds. FOX: Pete La­mar: Low wa­ter re­duced cur­rent on trib­u­taries; find ar­eas with cooler wa­ter and better cur­rent for small­mouth; Fox it­self is hold­ing lev­els better and has more moving wa­ter. ILLI­NOIS: Pete Riedesel: Top­wa­ter bite so good, even catch­ing cat­fish on top­wa­ters. Note: Dres­den Is­land, Mar­seilles, Starved Rock, Peo­ria and La­Grange locks are closed. KANKA­KEE: Ge­orge Peters: Low and clear, but some weed bloom lines; small­mouth on min­now or craw baits; few wall­eye in deep ar­eas. O’Mal­ley: Ex­plore new ar­eas with the low wa­ter; pike very good on Mepps by wa­ter wil­lows ad­ja­cent to deeper wa­ter.

CHAIN: Tri­an­gle: Walleyes early morn­ings on jig and crawlers; cat­fish good on Marie and Pe­tite on cut bait and stink bait; few do­ing OK on num­bers of small­mouth in river; pan­fish still on deep weed lines, but, with cool nights, some moving to piers.

COOL­ING LAKES/MAZONIA: Open 6 a.m. to sun­set. HEIDECKE: Ken “Husker” O’Mal­ley: Wa­ter around 80, stained with al­gae bloom; some top­wa­ter bite very early; wa­ter needs to cool for crap­pie and wall­eye.

DELAVAN/GENEVA, WIS­CON­SIN: DELAVAN: Dave Duwe: Large­mouth on deep weed lines (15-18 ft.); bluegill slowed, best in 12-13. GENEVA: Ar­den Katz: Pump­kin­seeds and bluegill in 17-20 on spikes, jigs and drop-shots on weed lines in Geneva Bay. Few small­mouth caught with the pan­fish. Duwe: Pike “best in five years” in 33-40; wall­eye con­sis­tent when wind blows by Abbey Springs or Trinkes; large­mouth re­main on deep weed lines.

GREEN LAKE, WIS­CON­SIN: Mike Nor­ris: LIT­TLE GREEN: Bluegill pick­ing up shal­low; muskie (to 47 inches) fol­low­ing them. FOX: Good bluegill on back side of Brush­wood Is­land. BIG GREEN: Lak­ers good, troll Sut­ton Spoons down 80 to 120; bluegill im­prov­ing on deep weed lines.

MADI­SON, WIS­CON­SIN: Nor­ris: Out­stand­ing bluegill on Monona (Cubby jig with red worm or three wax worms un­der a float) on weed edges ad­ja­cent to rock piles.

LAKE­FRONT: Chicago lake­front of­fi­cially closed, some walk­ing or bik­ing around to fish. Fish­er­man’s park­ing passes are not be­ing sold while the lake­front re­mains of­fi­cially closed. Capt. Bob Potesh­man: Out of Chicago, lak­ers in 100-160 feet straight out, morn­ings better; some salmon around the R4. Out of North Point, north­east blow made for a rough Tues­day, but lak­ers in 130-200 and deeper; be­fore the blow, some kings and coho in 100-130. Capt. Scott Wolfe: “Good num­bers of stag­ing Chi­nook and coho have parked them­selves off of Waukegan.” Many Chi­nook heav­ier than 20 pounds; “best stag­ing salmon ac­tion I’ve seen in at least six years, maybe 10,” in 90-180.

N. WIS­CON­SIN: Kurt Jus­tice: Bluegill good on out­side coon­tail edges sus­pended down 8-12 in 16; large­mouth (tall cab­bage in 8-12) and pike (cab­bage flats) are good to fair; NW IN­DI­ANA: Slez’s: De­cent salmon/trout in 90-120; Trail Creek has steel­head and lots of an­glers. Stan’s: Salmon/trout in 90-150; a few wall­eye on Wolf; cat­fish on Kanka­kee. POWERTON: Shut­down through Sept. 15 for levee re­pairs. SHABBONA: Lake­side: Bass good on the dam face, a few in no-mo­tor zone; crap­pie mainly in deep trees; cat­fish on the dam face, chicken liver bait of choice.

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