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Waukegan: Perch window

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There was a weather window Wednesday morning, and I am glad I joined Capt. Bob Jenkins in perch fishing out of Waukegan.


Nearly flat, just a light fishing, the dawn looked wonderful as we headed out.

Jenkins, who runs the two-boat Challenger Charters, put us on a less used hump in 54.5 feet to start. And our first drift produced five.

It looked like one of those days, then things got slower.

We ended up pulling a limit of good perch, the best just a touch over 14 inches.

Good day.

We need more windows like that. There was something encouraging about seeing 100 boats out on a week day. Guess everybody can read the weather forecasts.


For Challenger Charters, click here or call (888) 427-8262. For Waukegan Charter Boat Association, click here or call (847) 244-3474.

It's $20 to launch at Waukegan Harbor.

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