Hi folks, I'm back! I had the rod and reels hung up for far too long and the urge to wet a line finally burned it's way to the surface. Coho are definitely in thick up and down the shoreline this week.
After some recon pier walks late in the week I picked a spot, picked up long time Chicago Fishing comrade Mike, and we hit the pier. We ran two power lines and casted crank baits and spoons. The morning started slow, Mike hit a couple with a orange and gold K/O wobbler, from then on out it was steady action on the power lines. We limited out just before we had to be back to the car. First ever coho limit for both of us. Just a wonderful spring day of Chicago fishing.
The Steelhead run has come and nearly gone and I will miss it this year almost entirely. Reports have been mixed, but it sounds like if you put in the time to fish any river with a reasonable flow you'll likely find a dance partner. It just may take some time and you will most certainly need to cover some water to find one.