Illinois Fishing Reports for Rivers – June 29th, 2012

Ohio River

Fishing action is slow. The river is at normal, but the creeks and river are clear. Catfish are the best bet. Most catfish are being caught on nightcrawlers, cut bait and chicken liver. Some bass are being caught in the river at the head and necks of islands and at creek mouths. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits and soft plastics have all been effective. Bluegill action is fair, and crappie fishing is slow.

Kaskaskia River

Anglers are taking good numbers of largemouth and smallmouth bass at Baldwin Lake on jigs and crankbaits. Catfishing at Baldwin remains fair on shad and other live baits.

Fox River

The smallmouth bite has picked up on jigs and live minnows bounced along the bottom.
Catfish are biting well in the evening hours on stinkbait and cut bait. Deeper holes are holding the larger fish.

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