The last several weeks have been brutal. Hot weather takes a big bite out of the fishing. It's not comfortable and the fish become sluggish.
One thing to do when it's really hot outside, switch from fishing the lakes and ponds to river and creek fishing. Wading in moving water somehow just seems cooler and you'll find more active fish.
A friend of mine, Ken O'Malley, aka Husker, did just that and spent a few hours on the Kankakee River.
"Hey Don, Here is a recap of this past week’s fishing.