Central Illinois Fishing Report – January 11th, 2013
Smallmouths are being caught on crankbaits and small jigs. Good currents are reported in the discharge area. Bandits and inline spinners also are working.
Bluegills and crappies are being caught over the fish cribs and around the standing timber.
Bluegills are biting on worms, but are slow and small. Crappies are being caught on minnows in 12 to 14 feet.
Crappies are being caught on minnows. Bluegill fishing has been slow, with a few being caught on worms. Catfish have been very slow on worms and stinkbaits.
Crappies have been biting in shallows or around brush on jigs and tubes of chartreuse with yellow, red or white and chartreuse tubes. Muskies are biting below the spillway.
Crappie fishing has been fair near brush with minnows. Bluegills are being caught on worms near shore.
Bass fishing has been good for anglers using crankbaits and plastic worms. Crappies have been slow to bite. Catfish have been caught on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits. Striped bass have been hitting top-water lures in the evening.
Bluegills are biting on worms along shorelines. Crappie fishing has been slow. Catfish have been biting on shad. White bass have been hitting spinnerbaits near the bridges.
Crappie fishing has been good on minnows.