So I finally have gotten some fishing in and have been hitting the ponds up near my house.
As it stands the best fishing I have found so far is a little retention pond near the New Lenox Library. Its the cleanest and I have pulled some decent Largies out of it. I have ran Spinners, buzz, top water, night crawlers with a float and went both mornings as well as at night.
I also went to Round Barn Farm in Manhatten, Kohlhagen Park, a small pond off of school house and a few other smaller ponds and they all have the same common problem, they are overgrown. Each is anywhere from 5 to 15 feet of muck off the coast all the way around that is to the top of the water line or with in an inch which makes it very hard to fish. I did get lucky enough to catch a small large mouth and a bluegill at Kohlagen but I also spent a few hours in the morning there basically only catching bug bites and muck.
At the New Lenox library I have had the best luck with medium to large spinners, white or chartreuse in color. The best ones I have found are oddly enough, the 1 dollar spinners from walmart with the single tail spinner.
These are two of the better largies I caught the last few days...