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So I recently found out that salt creek runs right in front of my office in oak brook and I found a nice open spot right next to an overpass. There are some downed trees that, from what I understand, will be some good spots for fish to hide because of the shade. That in addition to the overpass might provide for a nice spot. My question is, has anyone ever fished close to or in this location of salt creek? What kind of lures have you used? What kind of fish are in there?
 

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By York Rd??

Nice spot, many never venture past the parkinglot...
Try the poo up stream and also walk down stream away from the lot.

I've caught lots of smaller crappie, walleye and smallmouth bass there.
Jig & twister or small cranks work pretty good.

During low water its easy to wade to get closer to the downed trees.

Glad to see fishing so close to work.
For me its a 20 min drive.
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Yeah. The spot I found is actually on Harger Rd. right by the I-88 entrance just west of York. Let me know the next time you make it out there. I'll probably be doing a lot of shore lunches from now on. I'm pretty new to fishing and I haven't really fished a lot with lures so I'm a little unclear as that which lures are what. Can you briefly explain the 3 lures for me? I have somewhat of an idea about the differences but I just want to be sure. Thanks.
 

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A little farther south than I have gone. It looks like a nice spot from the arial views though. The go to baits are shad imitations. There are tons of shad on that river, so get a shad looking lure and make it look wounded/twitchy.

Small cranks that are silver or black/silver (look like shad or minnows)
Silver or white spinnerbaits. (same idea, but dont get snagged as much as cranks)
Jig and twister (also same idea, easier to work along the bottom)
 
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