Central Illinois Fishing Report – October 18th, 2013
Lake Bloomington: Bass fishing is best on jigs, chatterbaits, and soft plastics off points with timber and along the weeds in the evenings. Catfish are fair on dipbaits and crawlers. Anglers are catching crappies up to 12 inches in 12-18 feet of water. Drifting jigs is working best for these suspended fish.
Lake Shelbyville: Muskies are being caught in deeper waters. A few channel cats being caught on night crawlers and shrimp. Crappies good on minnows.
Evergreen Lake: Crappies are being caught on minnows. Bass fishing is fair using topwater baits. Bluegills are also still doing well along weed edges. Catfish are biting on stinkbaits and worms.
Clinton Lake: A few walleyes have been caught, and bass fishing is decent on buzzbaits. Reports of hybrids and walleyes below the spillway. Largemouths good on spinners and plastics.