Central Illinois Fishing Report – May 30th, 2014

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 cut bait, with some big flatheads being landed. Stripers are fair on deep running crankbaits.

Lake Springfield: Bass being caught on plastic worms near shore and boat docks. Channel cats goo. Crappies fair on jigs and minnows.

Sangchris Lake: Bass were fair to slow around timber cover on plastics. Catfish were fair on cut baits and shad. Flatheads are good to fair on live baits.

Powerton: The Powerton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area will be closed June 16-18 at the request of Powerton Lake owner NRG Energy for levee maintenance and repairs. No public access will be allowed during the three-day closure.  The lake will re-open at 6 a.m. on June 19

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