New 10-horsepower limitation enacted on June 7
May 29, 2014
Pa. Fish & Boat Commission’s proposal to expand an existing Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area should offer Delayed Harvest-All Tackle.
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Banquets/Fundraisers July 12: Williamson Woodies, Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 6 p.m., Operators Hall Water Tower Road. For more info call Lynn Glover, 618-713-1609. Education/Seminars June 29-30: Silver Creek QF Hunter Safety Class, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 8-5 p.m. For more info call Pat Daniels, 618-566-8072. Tournament/Contest Now-May 31: Carlye Lake Public Fishing Assoc. Biggest Crappie Contest. For more info
Region I The Illinois Conservation Police received a complaint in September of 2013 from a Stephenson County landowner regarding a timber buyer who had cut timber on several landowners’ property and payment was not received. An investigation was conducted by Conservation Police, assisted by DNR foresters, who discovered that the timber buyer had cut timber
Illinois River: The sauger and walleye bite has been really good with recent weather patterns. 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. The white bass can be
Lake Taylorville: A few catfish have been taken on dough baits. Bluegills excellent on worms. Crappies good to excellent on minnows. Bass have been hitting plastic worms. Coffeen Lake: Bass are good on topwater baits, crankbaits and plastics. Bluegills are fair on wax worms and fairly shallow catfish are good on dip baits, crawlers and
Devils’ Kitchen: Bluegills are still on beds and can be caught on crickets, wax worms and red wigglers. Bass are good on spinners and crankbaits. Most are hanging in structures. Crab Orchard Lake: Catfish action has improved markedly on stinkbaits, leeches and cut shad. Bass are still holding in shallow areas and can be caught