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April 17, 2014

Illinois Calendar of Events – April 18th, 2014

Banquets/Fundraisers April 12: Hancock County Jakes & Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Smokin’ Gun Hunting Lodge, Hamilton. For more info call Brent Reneau, 309-337-0348. April 25: North East Illinois DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Antioch VFW. For more info call Bert Metz, 847-732-3825. April 26: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, The Virginia, Scripp’s Park, Rushville. For more info call Scott Paisley, 217-242-7140.

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – April 18th, 2014

Region I A District 7 CPO patrolled Henderson County, including the Mississippi River boat ramps, Gladstone Lake, and Delabar State Park. A fisherman was checked in his jon boat at the Lock and Dam 18 boat ramp. He had several minor violations on his maiden 2014 crappie fishing trip. He was issued written warnings for

Central Illinois Fishing Report – April 18th, 2014

Sangchris Lake: Bass excellent on spinnerbaits and chatterbaits. Catfish good on worms. Crappies are fair on jigs fairly shallow along rocks near dam. Lake Bloomington: Crappies good near and around brush on minnows and jigs. Bass and bluegills are slow. Clinton Lake: Bass are good on spinners, plastics and crankbaits in coves and at points

Northern Illinois Fishing Report- April 18th, 2014

Lake Michigan: The northern harbors like Waukegan have been hit and miss from Johnson’s and Government piers. The downtown harbors have been producing fish very well this early season. The powerliners have been doing well on both the coho and the browns with a few steelhead mixed in. Nightcrawlers and fathead minnows are the baits

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