I got out last week Thursday evening, and fished Des Plaines conservation from shore just west of the boat launch. I caught 1 4 1/2 lb channel cat using chicken liver and Sonny's super sticky regular formula on a looper rig. First decent cat I've caught out of the Kankakee. I'm concentrating my efforts on the stretch between the Wilmington dam, and the Illinois river. I've been told that there are flat heads in this stretch coming up out of the Illinois. The Kankakee is also known for big channel cats. I'm looking forward to trying live creek chubs, and gills for bait in this area. And see if I can entice one into hitting. Anybody else out there fish the Kankakee. I could always use a few tips.