bobberwatcher wrote:And would like to stay <50 miles of chicago
That includes a lot of water. There are some good spots on the South Branch of the Kish. Also, some of the lakes in the Palos Hills area are good. Busse can be killer and Skokie Lagoons has its days. And I could be wrong but I don't think any of the Dupe is more than 50 miles from Chi-town.
Keep calm and fish on...
There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid