Central Illinois Fishing Report – August 21st, 2015
Springfield: Largemouth bass fair using plastics, spinners, and crankbaits with a few on topwater. Channel cats fair to good using most baits. White bass spotty using bladebaits and jig/twister.
Vermilion: Crappies good. Look for fish in deep water near 10-12 feet with minnows. Channel cats fair. Some fish are being taken near weedbeds with nightcrawlers.
Coffeen: Largemouth bass good using artificial lures, nightcrawlers, and minnows. Bluegills good using nightcrawlers and minnows. Channel cats good using Sonnys Stink Bait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
Sangchris: Largemouth bass fair using plastics, jig/plastics, spinners/swimming minnows, and crankbaits along deep breaks, outer weedlines, or near timber with some on topwater early. Bluegills fair, but mostly small using waxies and crickets along weededges in the west arm. Channel cats good using cut baits, nightcrawlers, and dip bait.
Bloomington: Largemouth bass fair. Anglers are using plastics, spinners, and crankbaits along the weed edges; also some being taken on topwater later in the day. Bluegills are fair.