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May 26, 2016

Central Illinois Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Lake Taylorville: A few catfish have been taken on dough baits. Bluegills excellent on worms. Crappies good to excellent on minnows. Bass have been hitting plastic worms. Coffeen Lake: Bass are good on topwater baits, crankbaits and plastics. Bluegills are fair on wax worms and fairly shallow catfish are good on dip baits, crawlers and cut bait, with some big flatheads

Southern Illinois Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Devils’ Kitchen: Bluegills are still on beds and can be caught on crickets, wax worms and red wigglers. Bass are good on spinners and crankbaits. Most are hanging in structures. Crab Orchard Lake: Catfish action has improved markedly on stinkbaits, leeches and cut shad. Bass are still holding in shallow areas and can be caught on a variety of

Northern Illinois Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Lake Michigan: On the south end it seems that the fish have moved out a bit, and there are some kings as well as good steelhead action on spoons and dodgers and flies. The coho have slowed down on the north end near Waukegan and Northpoint. Reports are that 00 orange dodgers with peanut flies in blue/silver and black/gold

Illinois Calendar of Events – May 27th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers June 5: BCK Riverbottom IL DU #204 Event, noon-5 p.m., county Line Chandlerville. For more info call Ron Royer, 309-546-2534. July 30: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O Bucks WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club, Mascoutah. For more info call Chuck Finlay, 618-567-1344.   Shooting/Archery June 16-19: MRC Sportsman’s Club, MEC Great Northern Side-by-Side Classic,

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – May 27th, 2016

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis While patrolling Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park, CPO Hoogerwerf observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot across from the main shelter building. The same vehicle was reported by park staff as suspicious on a previous day, as it was parked and occupied for over eight hours. A white male

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

ASHLAND AREA Chequamegon Bay fishing is very productive for trout and salmon trollers. Most anglers continue to use crankbaits. The colder nights dropped water temperatures, keeping fish in shallower water for now. Anglers using the same crankbaits as they are for trout are catching some walleyes in the channel, the slough areas, and along the

Central Wisconsin Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

DOOR PENINSULA AND ALGOMA/KEWAUNEE AREA Bass fishing is off to a good start and will get better with the forecasted nice weather. There have been good reports coming from the whole Door County Peninsula. The warmest water is to the south, from the Sturgeon Bay Flats down to Little Sturgeon where there is now some bedding starting.

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