Rivers

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. Jigging the flats and pulling…

Illinois Rivers Fishing Report – January 8th, 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 near Dixon; anglers casting from…

Illinois Rivers Fishing Report – June 12th, 2015

Rock River (Byron-Dixon): Walleyes best early and late with minnows or minnows with a jig head. Channel cats deep around islands and brush with dip baits, chicken liver, crushed minnows, large shiners, and shrimp with a dead hook. Lots of smaller flatheads biting on bluegills and goldfish and even nightcrawlers. Carp good on homemade dough baits. Drums good on nightcrawlers….

Illinois Rivers Fishing Report – May 29th, 2015

Fox River The smallies are spawning and can be found in the shallow eddies or slower moving gravel bottom areas. Jigs with white or crawfish colored twister tails can produce some respectable fish.  Work the jig slow and fish the current seams and slack water. Crappies and bluegills are hitting at the creek mouths on minnows under a float or…