1,333 were here. Although this water is more restricted than that at the nearby Pillar Point Pier, anglers can fish all night. The bay itself has been used for boating and fishing since the 1860s and a series of wharves and piers have existed in nearby waters since those early days. I’m glad this website exists, even if it’s only use is for nostalgia. Then, with the construction of a small fishing pier in the harbor, most of the space on the Johnson Pier became “no fishing” space.
Handicapped Facilities: Handicapped parking and restrooms. The pier is a very popular destination to visit, especially in the summer months, said Sam Cunningham, mayor of Waukegan. Once the water gets above 40 degrees the spoon bite should start happening. For many years the larger pier, the Johnson Pier, was open to fisherman and heavily used. The 840-foot-long Johnson Pier is the pier associated in most people’s minds when Half Moon Bay and Pillar Point Harbor are mentioned.
Copyright 2020 Pier Fishing in California. Cast out and give your line a slow retrieve. The bay itself has been used for boating and fishing since the 1860s and a series of wharves and piers have existed in nearby waters since those early days . hi all im new to the site but i do alot of lake michigan fishing and some inland i went out today fishin off johnson pier for the first time this fall i was fishin with minnows and lures got 1 steelhead off a little cleo orange and silver color and a 2 cohos off minnows with a slip bobber about 8 feet down best fishin i had since sept Remove Advertisements. Please enter a password for your user account.
I do know it some where in the waukegan habor area but just want to make sure.. stuffit, Just stop at The Salmon Stop on Belvidere (120) and Jackson and Augie and Lori have maps drawn up to show you how to get to JP and the south rocks.
How To Get There: From Highway 1 simply take the Pillar Point Harbor turnoff and follow the road to the pier. Saturady I have to take the bunnies to the vet for their check ups. Shoreline Aquatic Park Piers — Long Beach, Huntington Beach Wave Motor Pier — Gone But Not Forgotten, Peck’s Pier & Bruces’ Beach — Manhattan Beach — Gone But Not Forgotten, Pine Avenue Pier #2 — Long Beach — Gone But Not Forgotten, Pine Avenue Pier #1 — Long Beach — Gone But Not Forgotten, Magnolia Avenue Pier — Long Beach — Gone But Not Forgotten, Warm Water Cove Pier — San Francisco — Gone But Not Forgotten, Torpedo test, Dead Sea Monster, caught a Scorpaena Guttata & a Bass, new Dolly System & selling my Kayak – The Expositor. In order to be able to post messages on the Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports forums, you must first register. @Sidney Vessel: People used to use crab traps and something that had hoops with netting…I don’t have direct experience, but I remember my dad saying bacon doused with blood was a good bait. Hardworking men and women off-load fish on Johnson Pier. Remove Advertisements. FISH ON stretch the net. Fishing Tips. All rights reserved. So, this can be a spot to try for sharks and rays when the smaller pier is closed. What can I use?
The French explorers Marquette and Joliet landed here in 1673 when exploring Lake Michigan. At times you may see what appears to be movement in the water. 1,332 were here. Please enter a valid email address for yourself. This will get the larger jacksmelt. Hardworking men and women off-load fish on Johnson Pier. I like Easter and all, I am Catholic, but Easter time has many fond fishing memories. JOhnson Pier in waukegan.
The bite is on at Johnson Pier both Browns and Cohos being taken on spawn and shiners on the bottom with a slip rig. Your email address will not be published. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Most commonly caught fish continue to be white croaker, perch, an occasional flatfish such as starry flounder or sanddab, a few jacksmelt and even a few rockfish. FISH ON stretch the net. I would guess we'll be here around 5:00 a.m. easter sunday, open all day! [b]if you click on "Fishing Locations" on the left there is a map of the whole waukegan lake front showing each location to fish. Continue till the road ends. Johnson Pier sits toward the center of the harbor; the smaller fishing pier is built on the outside of the inner breakwater, the jetty that protects the marina area around the Johnson pier.
Not posted for handicapped.
If that doesn’t work, bait a few of the small hooks with pieces of pile worms and use a bobber or float to keep the hooks just under the surface of the water. [b]if you click on "Fishing Locations" on the left there is a map of the whole waukegan lake front showing each location to fish. Where is Johnsons pier? Sponsored Links Chicago Land Fishing. Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports, https://www.chicagolandfishing.com/forum ... hp?t=18947, www.lakemichiganangler.com/reports/reports.html, waukegan reports johnson pier/gov pier/ or south rocks, Johnson Pier/Government Pier/South Rock in Waukegan, The following errors occurred with your submission. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. From this inner harbor pier, anglers can catch Sportfishing boats, observe commercial fishermen, and even fish a little themselves.