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Local Fish Report for Sept. 17

9/17/10 – There are lots of fish in Cook County lakes, the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them. WTIP wants to help fill out your stringer by posting a weekly report on what’s biting and where.
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, is still fishing, but he’s also got the grouse season on his mind.He says fishing has tailed off a bit in recent days but people are still managing to catch a few. Trout is still your best bet with the smallmouth hitting as well.
WALLEYES are kinda slow. A lot of little guys but the action is there on a few lakes. You might want to try Seagull in 30 or 35 feet of water with a jig and minnow but there are some reports of them hitting in the 15 to 22 foot range too. Hungry Jack is another lake to try around 25 feet or so in the flats. Try a slow troll or drift with a minnow. Homer is another one to try around 20 to 30 feet or so with a jig and minnow.
LAKE TROUT are going well at Saganaga about 60 feet or so.  The fish are suspended and a slow troll with spoons should bring some success. Greenwood Lake as deep as 80 feet (if you can get it down there) will put you on the lakers. Suspended here as well you might try the spoon troll technique. In Daniels and Moss 30 to 40 feet using ciscoes on a plain hook.
RAINBOW TROUT are still hitting on crawlers in Esther, Leo, Trestle Pine (splake too), and Trout lakes.18 to 26 feet off the bottom if your still fishing. Try trolling a spinner in the 13 to 18 foot range.
Don’t forget the SMALLIES as they’re still going well and you might get lucky casting into the big lake from shore for some LAKE TROUT. Fish are gathering in the rivers getting ready for the fall run so gear up with a few spawnbags and try the streams.