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Illinois Rivers Fishing Report – March 18th, 2016

Rock River (Oregon): Channel cats biting hard in the Erie area. Walleyes are hitting at the dams. Catfish are taking redworms and fresh-killed minnows. Walleyes are falling to jigs tipped with minnows. Illinois River: The sauger bite is still on fire. There are several reports of limits being caught as well as double-digit fish days.

Central Illinois Fishing Report – March 18th, 2016

Lake Taylorville: Crappie bite picking up on minnows. Bass slow. Water conditions are murky.  Newton Lake: Bass good, but flooding has changed situation. Water clarity very murky. Some white bass were also reported prior to the rains. Crappies a big question mark after a poor fall and few reports this spring so far.  Spring Lake: Bass slow. Crappie biting

Northern Illinois Fishing Report – March 18th, 2016

Lake Michigan: The lakefront has been showing some great signs of life for the shore fishing guys. The powerliners are doing well on both coho and brown trout. The preferred baits have been nightcrawlers as well as medium roaches. Fish are also hitting spoons and body baits. Baits such as deep diving x-raps in white or Berkley frenzy’s.  The weather

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