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There were some massive rains in Chicago yesterday. I went up to Lake Glenview and fished. The water had risen a ft or 2 and the water was like chocolate milk. I only had an hour to fish and got skunked. I am going again today. I need some help on the situation. What baits should I bring and what structure should I work?

There is a dock, lily pads and grass. However, everything is well under water. Is there a point to even fish or should I just wait? Not to mention the water is going to be between 85 and 90 degrees.

I realize I jig would work. By jigging rod is currently out of action. It is safe to use on a spinning reel? (Bass jigs)

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Absolutely, don't be surprised if you like it even better than the b/c, especially if you throw finesse stuff at all.

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do you recommend any more baits?

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Suprised Low-Budget didn't recommend the jig.  It depends on how high?  The pads/docks u mentioned... how far under the water.  If 12 to 15' or less that may be an option.  I fished a tourn. yesterday in Arkansas with water temps near 90.  The big fish came off a c-rig or a crankbait if that helps.  The spinning rod should work well with a tube jig.  Maybe find some back water or something.  Do u ever fish the Illi. river?  I remember it used to get up when I worked up around ottawa... really up and tough to fish unless you fish over the corn fields :)!!  

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