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Plano supports future fishermen
By Mike Jackson | Daily Herald outdoors writer
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Published: 8/5/2009 4:25 PM

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There are other companies that do more than sell fishing accessories, but it just so happens that a local outfit stepped up to the plate.

In support of its mission to teach young people to fish, the Future Fisherman Foundation received a donation of $6,612 from Plano Molding Company at ICAST, the world's largest sportfishing trade show in Orlando, Fla. Plano Molding is based in Plano.

Fishing report: You don't have to believe what I report about the reality that there's no such thing as late summer dog-days. But do so at your own expense:

Fox Chain: They won't come easily, but the muskies are cooperating, especially on Channel Lake and Lake Marie. A few local anglers have been trolling for muskies in 12 feet of water and have scored. And don't let the doomsayers tell you the walleye bite is not so hot. Try the current run on Petite Lake at sunset, as well as the current off the Route 12 Bridge leading to Nippersink.

Fox River: One doesn't have to head to the southern limits of this river to find smallmouth bass. Smallies running 2 pounds have been caught in Batavia and Geneva.

Bangs Lake: Good largemouth action on north and west shorelines at sunrise.

Lake Michigan: Decent salmon now a mile straight out from Waukegan Harbor. Northpoint charter and private boats are doing OK as well in 50 feet of water for coho and kings. The perch action in the city is fabulous. Montrose Harbor regulars are getting their limits shortly after sunrise.

Mike Jackson can be reached via e-mail at, and you can catch his radio program 6-7 a.m. Sundays on WSBC 1240-AM.