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Central Illinois Fishing Report – March 6th, 2015

Sangchris Lake: Crappies have been biting good near the dam. Bass picking up, with a report of several being caught on spinners and crankbaits.

Lake Bloomington: Crappies were fair around shallow brush on jigs and minnows. Water running over the spillway, causing hectic fishing action below.

Clinton Lake: There is a decent crappie and walleye bite. White bass biting good on twister tails, spinners or Mepps. Catfish also biting on shad guts or shad. Bass fishing is slow, but expected to pick up near points.

Spring Lake: Crappies are biting on the north end on minnows. Bass fishing has slowed. Catfish are biting on crawlers and cut baits.

Evergreen Lake: Southern half of the lake is producing crappies and some bass. Crappies and bluegills are being caught in about 8 feet of water. For the best crappie fishing, use minnows. 

Lake Shelbyville: Crappies have been biting fair in the northern river portions of the lake, with a few shore anglers catching fish.

Newton Lake: Bass are fair but mostly smaller fish on spinners or crankbaits on main lake ledges. Catfish have been slow to fair in warmer water areas. Crappies have been slow.

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