The fishing is picking up along the Kankakee River. Bluegills and Crappy are biting like they are half starved. Bigger fish appear to be spawning and will probably be jumping at the hook in a day or two. I spent the afternoon fishing and picked up armies of ticks along the river bank; they're really bad.
Also newly hatched are clouds of mosquitoes that rise out of the tall grass with a roar--they are actually quite audible.
No wonder the frogs are looking so happy! Be sure to bring the bug stuff when you go.