Southern Illinois Fishing Reports
Southern Illinois Fishing Report- November 14th, 2014
Posted on Thu, 13 Nov 2014
Crab Orchard Lake: Bass action has slowed. Bluegills being caught on worms. Panfish, in general, are biting good on worms under ice and in weedbeds.
Baldwin Lake: Warm-water areas good for catfish, though those being caught are small. Anglers are tossing crankbaits around rip rap and catching a few bass. Bluegills are slow but will hit on meal worms or wax worms occasionally.
Carlyle Lake: Channel cats are good on the lake for anglers drifting or jug fishing with cut bait or leeches. Crappies good below the dam.
Kinkaid Lake: Muskie action has been picking up. Spinnerbaits and shallow running baits are the most effective. Catfish and bluegill action has been slow. However, bass anglers are reporting good success on spinnerbaits.
Lake of Egypt: Crappies and bluegills are being caught on waxworms near structure. Bass are still rated fair on soft plastics. Catfish action fair, fishing shrimp in shallow water.
Rend Lake: Crappies are still rated good on minnows, chartreuse jigs, white jigs and pink/green jigs. Fish are being caught over Christmas tree sets and near bridge pillars in 6 to 10 feet of water.
Lake Murphysboro: Crappies have been suspended and are taking light jigs tipped with minnows. Bass are being taken on worms and cranks, as well as jigging spoons tipped with minnows. Look for the structures and any weeds.
Horseshoe Lake: Catfish remain steady. Anglers are catching fish by drift fishing nightcrawlers just off the bottom. Some crappies are being caught in brush piles at the outside edge of the tree line.
Little Grassy: Bluegill and redear anglers are picking up some fish in about 10 feet of water. Catfish action remains steady throughout the lake. Nightcrawlers are the most effective bait. Crappie fishing has slowed somewhat. Fish are still deep. A couple of nice fish were taken recently, but numbers were down. Minnows are the primary bait. Bass action remains fair.