Illinois - Cory Yarmuth

Title Issue

King salmon looking ready for a nice run

The fall weather on Lake Michigan is creating conditions perfect for the fall king salmon run.

September 2013

Go big or go home when fishing the big lake

Larger bait sizes may be the trick to bigger catches in Lake Michigan

July 2013

Making changes while fishing when mother nature throws you a curveball

Illinois weather conditions often force anglers to shift and be flexible

June 2013

Electronics making the 'fishing life' more enjoyable

Technology is helping anglers eliminate "dead " water and making efforts more efficient.

May 2013

Don't let bad tackle spoil your day on the lake

Lake Michigan fish can play havoc on your hooks and sinkers. Faulty tackle can cost you big fish on the big water.

April 2013

Spring transition is great time for bass anglers

As water temperatures in Illinois rise, bass begin foraging for food. Choosing the right color is important when trying to lure a hungry fish.

March 2013

Bluegills, white bass ‘springing to action’

Most of Illinois’ waters are free of ice, creating a feeding frenzy among the state’s bluegills, crappies and bass. Weed growth are the best places to find the fish right now.

March 2013

Anglers looking for panfish action should hit the ice now

Ice fishing for panfish is at its peak in northern Illinois

February 2013

Ice still 'iffy'

Ice is dangerous and, before I get into anything else, I want to mention a couple things that you need to keep in mind. First and foremost is safety.

February 2013

Finally: Ice is getting closer at the top of the state

December 2012