Mike Hehner shows how he uses his Aqua-Vu to specifically target largemouth bass during the hard-water season.
It's official weight on a certified scale was 21 pounds 7.2 ounces and was taken by Robert Vericella, of Bloomington. The previous record was 20 pounds, 0.32 ounces – caught at Lake of Egypt on June 20, 1993.
Tyler Lubbat and Dominic Domian pulled 13 pounds and 7 ounces of bass out of Carlyle Lake for the win.
Walleyes may lose out to largemouth bass if lakes continue to get warmer
The IHSA announced the finals will be held June 14-15 on Carlyle Lake. That’s a Wednesday-Thursday event, as opposed to the traditional Friday-Saturday.
This year’s sectional round was hit by rain, wind and high water – half of the 22 tournaments were postponed from the original date of May 5 to May 8.
Even pushing sectionals back two weeks doesn’t always prevent Illinois weather from interfering with bass fishing.
Wading is simple and gets back to the roots of fishing at its best. Very little tackle is needed to fish a river, and depending on your species of choice, you may end up catching more than what you bargained for.
Recognizing the interest in college angling — Illinois has more than a handful of college teams — Illinois Outdoor News will continue to follow the teams through the spring and into the summer.
The two are among 12 selected to the team from more than 380 applicants.
Top two teams in Costa Bassmaster High School Midwest Open both from Kickback High School in Kansas.
Crankbaits can be put into three different categories. The lipped short body, the lipped long body, and the lipless are the varieties that are the easiest to define.
Too many fishermen put away their topwater baits when summer ends
Although there are more and more choices, anglers should keep in mind that the proper fishing line could make the difference between a good day and a bad day on the water
While trying out a new baitcasting combo on a local fishing lake, a seasoned angler gets schooled by a young fisherman.
Angler offers his opinion that many lures, such as spinners and crank baits, tend to do most of the work in catching fish. But anglers who use plastics are required to use special skills and techniques to land bass.
Even as the air and water temperatures rise, targeting bass in shallow water can pay dividends
A mushroom-head jig and plastic worm is the ultimate multi-species tool
Catching fish requires finding fish, and the author stresses the importance of electronics on his fishing boat — along with learning how to use those electronics
A unique study on the effects of tournament-style fishing on nesting largemouth bass has thus far found no reason to close Illinois lakes to spring tournaments.
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