Illinois Fishing Reports for Rivers – June 14th, 2013

Fox River: Smallmouths are hitting on jigs with white or crawfish colored twister tails. Most are still hanging around the bottom, in gravel beds. Work the jig slow and fish the current seams and slack water. Bluegills biting on worms and jigs,  as are crappies, which are more likely to take jigs tipped with wax worms.

Illinois River: The sauger and walleye bite has slowed with the rising water.  Some fish are being caught vertical jigging jigs with minnows or using a floater jig and lindy rigging minnows have been doing well. Pulling three-way rigs has also started to put some fish in the boats. Some catfish being caught on liver and stinkbaits.

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