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Illinois Rivers Fishing Report – June 12th, 2015

Rock River (Byron-Dixon): Walleyes best early and late with minnows or minnows with a jig head. Channel cats deep around islands and brush with dip baits, chicken liver, crushed minnows, large shiners, and shrimp with a dead hook. Lots of smaller flatheads biting on bluegills and goldfish and even nightcrawlers. Carp good on homemade dough

Central Illinois Fishing Report – June 12th, 2015

Mattoon: Crappies slow. Fish have moved back deeper; lower a minnow near submerged brush. Bluegills good. Cast a waxworm or red wiggler near the docks or shallow weedlines. Largemouth bass good. A recent tournament reported that everyone caught fish with 12 pounds being the winning stringer; anglers using plastic, topwater, and spinnerbaits. Channel cats good.

Southern Illinois Fishing Report- June 12th, 2015

Lake Murphysboro: Channel cats good using cut shad. Bluegills excellent using worms. Crappies good on minnows. Kinkaid Lake: Bluegills good to excellent using waxworms and red wigglers. Coming off spawn. Crappies good using minnows. Channel cats fair to good using cut shad and nightcrawlers. A 43-pounder was caught earlier in the month. Muskies good using

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – June 12th, 2015

Region I – Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Posateri completed a boat safety inspection with an operator at Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area. The Kewanee man was found to be in violation of having no fishing license, no valid boat registration, no throwable personal flotation device (PFD), no horn or whistle and no fire extinguisher.

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