Bass

State record smallmouth bass confirmed by DNR

DNR has confirmed Illinois has a new state record for smallmouth bass. Joseph Capilupo, of LaGrange, landed the 7 pound, 3 ounce smallie late Monday night while fishing the Lake Michigan Shoreline in downtown Chicago.

An Illinois angler’s spring 'go-to' baits

Even though Mother Nature doesn’t seem to want to give up its grasp on winter, we need to realize that it really is spring out there. The nights are cold and the days are finally starting to get warmer, and…

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