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Central Illinois Fishing Report – March 20th, 2015

Lake Taylorville: Crappie bite picking up on minnows. Bass slow. Water conditions are murky. 

Newton Lake: Bass good. Water clarity very murky. Some white bass were also reported prior to the rains. Crappies a big question mark after a poor fall and few reports this spring so far. Catfish good.

Lake Bloomington: Bluegills are biting on worms, but are slow and small. Crappies are being caught on minnows in 12 to 14 feet.

Lake Decatur: Fishing has been slow as water clarity has been poor. Crappies are being caught on minnows. Bluegill fishing has been slow, and a few being caught on worms. Catfish have been very slow on worms and stinkbaits.

Lake Shelbyville: Fishing below the spillway has been slow. Conditions better late in day for muskies and walleyes. On main lake, fishing has been slow, but some crappies caught on sunny days. 

Evergreen Lake: Several reports of crappies being scattered, with most coming from the warmer shallow coves and shore lines. Nice fish have also been caught in 10-15 feet of water. Minnows, waxworms, or light-colored tube jigs slowly retrieved have worked best. 

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