Central Illinois Fishing Report – November 13th, 2015
Lake Bloomington: Bass fair on plastics, crankbaits and jigs along weeds or timber. Crappies slow to fair and little scattered but should improve on jigs and/or minnows. Catfish slow to fair on dipbaits, shad, crawlers. Walleye fishing is slow but should improve with cooler weather.
Evergreen Lake: Crappie fishing is fair to good. The best crappie fishing is found over structure that is just offshore. Crappies are found in 6 and 18 feet of water. Minnows and slip bobbers are best.
Clinton Lake: Catfish going strong on shrimp. Below the spillway, anglers are finding walleyes using Rapalas or sand blasters. Crappies are being caught with jigs or minnows. White bass fair on bladebaits. Some walleyes are being caught on Big Dudes. There have been reports of hybrids and walleyes below the spillway.
Illinois River: The saugers are up on the flats as in 12 to 14 feet of water off of the main river channels and up near the clam beds. Vertical jigging jigs with minnows or pulling three-way rigs is productive.