Central Illinois Fishing Report – August 9th, 2013

Lake Shelbyville: Bass have been good in shallows and coves. Walleyes are good over newly covered rock and rip-rap. Crappies are spotty. Muskies are being caught in deeper waters.

Evergreen Lake: Crappie limits are still being caught on a regular basis using minnows in 20-25 feet of water suspended midway. Saugeye reports have been few and far between with some smaller ones being picked up here and there on humps and off of points. Nice reports of bass are being caught during early morning hours or late evening on topwater baits around weedbeds and laydowns. Catfishing has been fair with most being caught at night using livers and stinkbaits.    

Clinton Lake: Catfishing is very good on guts, shrimp and shad. A few crappies are being caught on jigs and minnows. White bass fair on blade baits. Some walleyes on Big Dudes. Reports of hybrids and walleyes being caught below the spillway. Largemouths good on spinners and plastics.

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