Well thats good news to hear. Might I get some insight to where you fish around the cons. area launch? I almost always move up river, Mainly to avoid the boat traffic and a-holes. Also what your typical baits?
I've been fishing the river for 15 +/- years and Its my typical first pick for fishing around the southern chicagoland area.
Edit- I also guess I should point out that last year was the only year I never got out on the water.. so of course its my luck that kank was really good the one year I don't fish