Lake Sara (Effingham): The crappie bite has been hot. The bait
of choice is small jigs tipped with wax worms or spikes under
floats. Skipping under the deeper docks or finding the submerged
timber and green weeds.
Evergreen Lake: Crappies are found in 6 and 18 feet of water and
running between 6 and 11 inches long. Minnows and slip bobbers
accounted for a majority of the catches. Note: Bowfishing closed on
Evergreen Lake and all tributaries within the park boundaries.
Bowfishing will reopen Jan. 19, 2009. Also, October through Jan. 1,
2009, gas motors will be prohibited around Deer Island and all of
Six Mile Creek Bay. Trolling Motors are still allowed around Deer
Island and in Six Mile Creek Bay, and gas motors are allowed on all
other parts of lake, as well.
McLean County Parks Department