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January 7, 2016
Rock – Byron-Dixon: Crappies spotty, with some taken from area lakes and ponds, but just a very few from the river with minnows. Bluegills good. Area ponds and lakes have been producing with wax worms or red wigglers near submerged weed lines. Walleyes good. Breaking loose! Best down stream near Oregon and should be better
Sangchris Lake: Channel catfish fair to good using most baits. Shore anglers doing OK near the spillway. Lake Springfield: Bass fair using plastics (worms and flukes), crankbaits and a few on swim jigs. Bluegills fair. Channel catfish fair to good using dip baits, liver and cut baits in the evening. Lake Decatur: Channel catfish fair. Some fish are being caught
Note: Late December rains caused flooding and many lakes that were producing quality fishing before Christmas have suffered from the high water. Also, many roadways were dangerous due to flooding. Take precautions. Crab Orchard Lake: Bass action has slowed. Bluegills being caught on worms. Baldwin Lake: Warm-water areas good for catfish, though those being caught are small.
Lake Michigan: Cohos mixed in with the king salmon. Spotty reports all up and down the lake. Fish are taking crankbaits during the day and glow spoons at night. Chinook mixed with coho. The trout action in the harbors has slowed. Fish are being caught on spawn sacks under a float as well as the standard tinsel or
Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 16, 2016: Central Illinois Ridge Runners WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW, Macomb. For more info call Norm Gorsuch, 309-333-1369. Jan. 23, 206: Illinois Wabash Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Robinson Community Center, Robinson. For more info call Joe Boyer, 618-592-6300. Jan. 30, 2016: Sauk Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Latin American Social Club,
Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Thompson received a tip from a confidential informant referencing a non-resident hunting without licenses or permits. Thompson had an idea where the suspect had been hunting in the past and patrolled the area. A short time after arrival, Thompson located the vehicle alleged to be used by the
Birdwatchers from around the region have converged on the Duluth area to view some unique species this winter.