Central Illinois Fishing Report – February 22nd, 2013

Powerton Lake

Channel catfish and blue catfish have been biting on baby shad and cut baits. Hybrid striped bass are being caught on minnows. Anglers are not having much luck with white bass or stripers. Largemouth bass hitting spinners. Bluegills good on worms.

Newton Lake

Bass biting has picked up near the ash pond. Bluegills picking up quite rapidly. Crappies are good. Catfish are biting on nightcrawlers.

Spring Lake

Muskie fishing has been fair to good. Crappies are biting on minnows in 8 to 10 feet of water.

Evergreen Lake

The lake has been up and down, as far as biting goes. Crappies and bluegills being caught in about 10 feet of water. Crappies best on minnows.

Lake Springfield

Some bass being caught on spinners near warm areas or under bridges. Morning and evening best. Channel cats good on doughbaits and nightcrawlers, mostly at night. Large flatheads caught on livers and stinkbaits. Crappies fair, hitting mostly white jigs and minnows. Bluegills fair on worms.

Sangchris Lake

Bass good on crankbaits and plastics. Biting mostly in evenings, near shore. Catfish good on nightcrawlers.

Lake Jacksonville

Bass have picked up lately as water temps fluctuate. Most hitting on plastics and crankbaits. Bluegills good on worms. Crappies good on minnows and jigs. A few catfish being caught on worms and cut bait.

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