I almost stepped on a young raccoon when I crossed the tuck between two large boulders to reach the West Pier in Port Montrose. The raccoon was involved a bit too casually for my taste.
Behind me, a man mowed the green of the Sydney R Marowitz Golf Course (Waveland, for those with long memories) in the headlights of his tractor. On the other side of the mouth, the light was dancing from the headlights of the hunters and flickers occasionally glowing incandescent light spoons.
The return of the Chinook takes place in the fall in Chicago, enough to draw dozens of hunters before dawn in Montrose. I had a window of two hours early before the family Labor Day stuff started.
I heard a lot of lines hitting the air as the light leaked, but I didn’t hear a shriek or chatter come in with someone tying one.
“I thought it was you, lol,” wrote Park Pete’s Stacy Green. “Man caught one shortly after you left, about 14 pounds.”
My friend is Jonah.
On August 28, Jason “Special One” Low documented what I believe to be Chicago’s first Chinook beach. He was captured by his friend Dong Ho in Montrose. In the next few days, Green noticed that a few more were captured in Montrose and some in Belmont.
It struck me that the odds of tying a Chinook are much lower than my chances of catching a musky. I expect to catch my catch every six to eight hours of effort. I can’t even guess the price I’m dealing with to install the Chinook. Maybe one in over 50 hours.
So I asked some people.
`So far, it’s taken 40 hours already, but nothing for that yet,’ Lu wrote in a text message! ”. “I lost one last week, that’s it! Catching one in Chicago is really hard, but trying to catch one in Wisconsin is a piece of cake! So funny.”
At Henry’s Sports and Bait, they weigh in the season’s first Chinook of the season from shore on Friday – the 13-pounder that Jesus Maya caught in Montrose with a Moonshine lure 1 ounce at 6:30 a.m. Steve Palmisano explained the truth.
“That’s not a fair question, lol,” he wrote in a text message. “Ten hours for the first, but it might be 10 minutes into the second. Calculate: five hours and five minutes. Don’t even try to calculate a third. Chinook throws the law of averages straight out the window.”
There is a lot of truth in that.
Carl Faison, who runs fishing programs in the Chicago Park area, texted: “I started seeing a few jumpers early last week on Northerly Island. Montrose’s best bet is at the mouth of the harbor. Fish were caught there early last week until the lake caught. Jason ‘Special’ posted a couple on YouTube. Stacey mentioned a little more.
“It definitely happens. I just have to be there in time. Out of the tube by Shedd has been rough for the past week. It should get better with the westerly winds this week. With the water clearing, McCormick’s production may also start in front of McCormick.”
small river ducks
Joshua Osborne Wild duck flights began Thursday in favor of the Illinois Natural History Survey. He noted that we do not have the burgeoning teal numbers that we recorded at this time last year, [but] We are still equal [Illinois River] or much higher [Mississippi River] For an average of 10 years for blue-winged teals along the survey route. click here for a complete breakdown.
Last week at Pirates-White Sox, Christian Hau At least two common nighthawks spotted. Sunday evening, Rob Absher Message, “Nighthawks are spinning on Island Lake.” . . . many readers have noted that the emigration of kings is on the rise.
Joe Rogan It is really what is the bighead carp of the native species.