So I have fished the des plaines up and down rt. 21 for a little while now, but yesterday was the first time I tried near the 132 bridge. I caught 6 pike within a few hours, all on a 5 inch white minnow rigged weedless. The pike bite is definitely on as they are striking very aggressively. I plan on hitting the river again this Wednesday, pm me if u wanna catch some toothy critters.