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Huge flathead catfish awaits certification as new Illinois state record

Huge flathead catfish awaits certification as new Illinois state record

On Aug. 28, James Klauzer was fishing at Sangchris Lake when he matched wits with a giant flathead catfish.

August 2015
Fishing tips: How to prepare for a new-to-you lake

Fishing tips: How to prepare for a new-to-you lake

Research lake and river maps, review your GPS, prepare your tackle, and explore the DNR and other pertinent websites, so you can hit the water ready to fish.

August 2015
Hoping for a return of the fall kings on Lake Michigan

Hoping for a return of the fall kings on Lake Michigan

If you haven’t heard about the condition of the fishing on Lake Michigan, then you must be under a rock somewhere. We have all heard the debates about stocking, natural reproduction, and the dreaded mussels.

August 2015
Boil your lake trout

Boil your lake trout

Consider a fish boil if you come home from your Great Lakes fishing trip with a load of lake trout.

August 2015
Large, odd-looking fish creating curiosity at Illinois State Fair

Large, odd-looking fish creating curiosity at Illinois State Fair

The presence of the ancient fish caught many fair visitors by surprise

August 2015
Fishing tips: make adjustments to get the most out of your fishing electronics

Fishing tips: make adjustments to get the most out of your fishing electronics

Learn how to set up your fishing electronics to become a more successful angler

July 2015
Make the time to go fishing

Make the time to go fishing

Anglers often must go out of their way to take time out of their busy schedules to enjoy a relaxing day of fishing.

July 2015
Improve fishing success by understanding predators and their prey

Improve fishing success by understanding predators and their prey

If pike and bass are present when you’re fishing for sunfish, the larger predators may push the panfish deep into the weeds

July 2015
Midsummer Bowhunt

Midsummer Bowhunt

Don’t forget about bowfishing during the dog days

July 2015
Asian carp war strategy: $60 million

Asian carp war strategy: $60 million

Detecting Asian carp, developing a poison that would affect them but not other fish and taking a close look at a key lock and dam near Joliet.

June 2015
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