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Central Illinois Fishing Report – August 7th, 2015

Lake Bloomington: Hybrid stripers are fair, with best action early and just before dusk when fish are chasing shad on the surface and hitting jigs or Roadrunners. Bass best on jigs, chatterbaits and soft plastics off points with timber and along the weeds in the evenings. Catfish are fair on dipbaits and crawlers. Late evenings are best. 

Lake Shelbyville: Bass have been good in shallows and coves. Walleye fishing is good over newly covered rock and rip-rap. Crappies are spotty. Muskies being caught in deeper waters.

Evergreen Lake: Crappies are still biting in the evening times and after dark. Good spots continue to be the boat rental, swimming beach, and pumphouse areas. Tube jigs with or without a minnow best. The saugeyes have really slowed down. The bass on the other hand have picked up. Fishermen are picking them up in the shallower areas on plastics worked slowly. 

Clinton Lake: Catfish very good on guts, shrimp and shad. A few crappies on jigs and minnows. White bass fair on bladebaits. Some walleyes on Big Dudes. 

Lake Springfield: Channel catfish good on guts, shrimp and shad. Bass fair on spinners. Crappies fair on jigs. 

Sangchris Lake: Bass starting to pick up on plastic worms. Crappies good on minnows and waxworms.

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