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. Anglers expect
February to be good for muskies if temperatures stay above 30
degrees. Spinner baits and shallow running baits are the most
effective. Catfish and bluegill action has been slow. However, bass
anglers are reporting good success on spinner baits.
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 6-10 feet of