Now that you’ve cut up the carcass, it’s time to bone the meat.
April 3, 2014
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Banquets/Fundraisers April 4: Sugar Hill WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lourdes Parish. For more info call Jake Evans, 309-303-9988. April 5: Central Illinois Ridge Runners WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW, Macomb. For more info call Norm Gorsuch, 309-333-1369. April 5: Green River DU Banquet, Arnies Happy Spot, Deer Grove. For more info call Robert Lafferty, 815-213-0425. April 5: Pioneer Chapter
Region I A District 7 CPO recovered a dead bald eagle in Knox County after a winter storm with strong winds and driving snow. The bird apparently either ran into the Wolf Covered Bridge or nearby powerlines. It, along with another eagle from Henderson County, was shipped to the USFWS Eagle Feather Repository in Colorado.
Fox River: Walleyes good on jigs and minnows in the warming hours of the day. Fish are being taken near the dams as well on jigs and minnows. Illinois River: Sauger bite is picking up. Fish are being caught on jig and minnows as well as pulling three-way rigs. Rock River: Crappies are spotty. Fish
Sangchris Lake: Bass are good on spinnerbaits and chatterbaits. Try casting along shorelines with emerging vegetation, if available. Catfish picking up on anything that smells: liver, shad, doughs. Crappies are good on minnows and on jigs fairly shallow along rocks near dam. Lake Bloomington: Bluegills biting good on worms. Crappies were excellent on minnows around
Crab Orchard Lake: Most crappies are still holding over deeper cover on minnows and jigs. Some anglers were also taking some bluegills near the rip rap on a variety of baits. Catfish action is still slow. Largemouth bass fishing has been good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Drop lures deep and crank slow, as bass
Braidwood: Fish overall are slow, but appear to be picking up as water settles. Boaters are finding some good largemouths on spinnerbaits and swimjigs. There are some days that reaction strikes are the way to go so don’t be afraid to bounce a crankbait off the rocks to trigger a strike. Always keep an eye