Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Steve Sarley: Pick your spring spot – and know your fish

Steve Sarley points out that fishing in spring – especially early spring – requires a different approach, so anglers should know how fish respond to baits and lures as the waters warm. (Photo courtesy of Nicole Jones)

Lately, I’ve written about some things to help you catch some fish now that the weather is telling us that the open-water season has arrived in Illinois. I am receiving e-mails thanking me for the tips, but questioning why I haven’t given any tips as to where people should be going fishing.
Let me explain upfront that I will never tell you specific places to go fishing. If I mentioned that walleyes were biting like crazy on a specific lake, it could get over-fished by the hordes of fishermen who read this column.

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