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Illinois Fishing Reports for Rivers – July 13th, 2012

Ohio River

At Smithland Pool, the river is slightly above pool, but the creeks and rivers are clear. Catfish action is still steady on cut bait, nightcrawlers and stinkbaits. Bluegills are fair in the creeks on wax worms and crickets. Bass and crappie action have slowed.

Fox River

The action has slowed with the high temperatures and lack of rain. The catfish bite has started to be best in the evening on dip baits or cut shad. The smallmouths are being caught on live minnow rigs or smaller white jigs worked near fast current.

Illinois River

Walleyes and saugers being caught in some sections using jigs and minnows. Other fish slow to bite in heat and low water. Some catfish being caught on nightcrawlers.

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