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10-20-2019 05:00 PM
Dr_sean Thought I would use this thread to get some discussion going about Salt Creek.

I live down around River Forest and took my son for a walk on the paved trail around WestChester. There is some nice scenery, good access to the water, I even felt like this didn't seem like Chicago a few times.

I've fished it at Busse Woods where just about everyone else has, just pulling out dinks really, but further downstream is a lot closer to me. I've also fished it around Elmhurst/Addison and aside from seeing one carp jump, basically didn't see any kind of aquatic life at all.

Thinking about trying somewhere between where it dumps into the Desplaines and say Westchester, it looks pretty wade friendly, but I'm wondering will I find any smallies or crappie? Anyone have any experience or thoughts on this? Feel free to PM if you prefer not to hot-spot.

Thanks and good look to all.
07-31-2018 12:35 AM
Originally Posted by KingTut View Post
Are there an access points for a canoe on the salt creek?
You can probably launch from Graue Mill.

Protip: Go upstream.
07-28-2018 12:27 PM
KingTut Are there an access points for a canoe on the salt creek?
06-05-2016 04:17 PM
Water Does anyone have a suggestion for a good starting point to wade Salt Creek? I am in Lake County
11-13-2015 08:56 AM
PowernFinesse The creek has some nice fish for sure. I've talked to some crappie fishermen who swear up and down they've caught 15 inchers. Of course a lot of those anglers keep the fish they catch. I've caught a few two pound largemouth this year and a lot of panfish. In some areas the trails near the creek wash out during floods and the gravel settles to create some good bottom. There's some deep water in some areas (5 feet or more) where a lot of crappie congregate too. The perch surprised me but I don't even want to speculate where they came from. I always like surprise catches!
11-12-2015 07:58 PM
JB Impressive numbers anywhere especially Salt Creek. I've never seen perch on Salt Creek another awesome find. Congrats on the great day.
11-11-2015 07:53 PM
Kodiak It's amazing the recovery that has occurred. Walleye as well.
11-11-2015 09:43 AM
Broke the fifty fish mark on Salt Creek

I have not had many opportunities to go fishing in the last two months. Shopping for a new car, fall programs and two buddies who want to focus on nothing but hunting have limited my opportunities. That and I was unfortunate enough to be a victim of a garage break in where I lost a few poles. In the times I have been out I've been focusing my efforts on Salt Creek. Most of the fish weren't big, but the number of species I caught was surprising. White and black crappie, white and yellow bass, three species of sunfish, about half a dozen yellow perch and a ton of largemouth. This was the biggest one at around 15 inches.

I'm at over sixty fish in the last two months on the Creek and as long as the weather holds that number should continue to go up. Almost all fish came on artificials, with a 1 inch yamamato shad catching the majority of them. In other nature news, with this warm weather the snakes have been active, some late snapping turtle hatches are occurring and some big ol' katydids and fishing spiders have been making an appearance. If you're planting native seeds like I am, next week should be good when it cools down. Once we get the first good killing frost, start your native gardens. Ice isn't here yet folks!

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