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April 28, 2016

Northern Illinois Fishing Report – April 29th, 2016

Lake Michigan: The coho action is really hot for both the shore and the boating anglers. Fish have moved all the way up to the northern harbors like Waukegan. Dodger fly combos, as well as small crankbaits are the troller’s choice, while the shore anglers are catching fish with power lines and casting spoons and

Southern Illinois Fishing Report – April 29th, 2016

Crab Orchard Lake: Crappie action had been good. Crappies are still scattered at various depths and are being caught on minnows and jigs. Catfish anglers are reporting good success on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Some bluegills are being caught in shallow areas on wax worms and crickets. Bass action has been fair. Anglers are taking some nice

Central Illinois Fishing Report – April 29th, 2016

Clinton Lake: Bluegills are biting on waxworms in shallows. Crappies and walleyes are still good. White bass are biting good on twister tails, spinners or Mepps. Catfish also coming in on shad guts or shad.  Evergreen Lake: Fishing has been hit or miss depending on the day’s weather. Most crappies have been caught from boats from 15 to 25

Illinois Rivers Fishing Report – April 29th, 2016

Illinois River: The sauger and walleye bite has been really good slow. Fish are being caught vertical jigging jigs with minnows or using a floater jig and lindy rigging minnows have been doing well.  Pulling three-way rigs has also started to put some fish in the boats.  Fox River: Walleyes being taken near McHenry Dam and the

Illinois Calendar of Events – April 29th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers April 30: Trico, Steeleville Scholastic WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Steelville. For more info call Jamie Nagel, 618-559-8180. May 14: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, Old Rushville Homestead Barn, Rushville. For more info call Scott Paisley, 217-242-7140.   Special Events May 7: 4 Rivers in 1 Guided Kayak Tour, 10-2 p.m., Kayak Morris. For

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – April 29th, 2016

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis A man was fishing in the middle of the Rock River below the Steel Dam near Milan. A panicked 911 call was made by an eye-witness to multiple small young children playing dangerously/ unsupervised at the dam head. CPO Francisko arrived and witnessed the dangerous situation. The CPO was

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