Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

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Devils’ Kitchen: High water levels have caused overall fishing
to be slow.

Crab Orchard Lake: The anglers venturing out on the lake are
catching crappie. Fish are being found at depths of 2-9 feet. The
larger fish seem to be holding over deeper cover. Anglers are also
picking up good numbers of catfish. A 40-pound flathead was caught
near Wolf Creek Road on liver. Night crawlers and leeches are also
producing good numbers of fish. Bluegills have moved close to the
banks and can be caught on wax worms, meal worms, crickets and red
wigglers.

Carlyle Lake: Crappies and catfish best. Catfish taking cut shad
and shad guts off rocks by Keysport. Crappies biting on minnows,
jigs, tube jigs by Hazlet State Park. Sauger hit and miss, if they
can be found. White bass hungry for jigs. Bluegill fishing is fair
on worms.

Lavish’s Bait Shop: Carlyle

(618) 594-4413

Kinkaid Lake: Bluegills fair to good on crickets, waxworms,
medium worms, red wigglers and night crawlers in outer edges of
weed beds. Catfish fair to good on night crawlers, cut shad,
crickets.

Horseshoe Lake: Crappie action remains steady. Anglers are using
black and white buck tail jigs and minnows. Anglers are taking good
numbers of fish in 11-14 inch range. Fish are just beginning to
move to spawning. Action has been good throughout the lake. The
best action for catfish has been at the spillway and at the dump
road. Most anglers are tight-lining night crawlers.

Lake of Egypt: Anglers are taking fair numbers of fish. Some
anglers are still catching fish with eggs. Minnows and jigs are
equally effective. Most crappies are still holding in shallow
water.

Rend Lake: The lake was nearly three feet above normal
pool.Catfish are the best bet with anglers taking good numbers of
fish on night crawlers, shrimp and leeches. The best action has
been at the mouths of streams feeding into the lake. Crappies are
rated fair to good on minnows fished in flooded brush. Bass are
also rated fair to good on crank baits, jigs and soft plastics
fished around shallow cover.

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