Illinois Rivers Fishing Report – June 13th, 2014
Fox River: The smallies can be found in the shallow eddies or slower moving gravel bottom areas. Eighth-ounce jigs with white or crawfish colored twister tails can produce respectable fish. Work the jig slow and fish the current seams and slack water. The crappies and bluegills are hitting at the creek mouths on minnows under a float or smaller ice style jigs tipped with wax worms or spikes There have been some reports of walleyes being taken near the McHenry dam but the best catches at the dam have been white bass and catfish. The whites are moving and people are catching them on jig and twisters and minnows.
Illinois River: The sauger and walleye bite has been really good. 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.
Mississippi River (Alton): Channel cats are good on neon worms in fluorescent green color are attracting attention; regular night crawlers are also being used along the shorelines.
Mississippi River (Quincy): Bluegills good wax worm or red wiggler under a bobber and cast near bedding areas and shallow weed lines.