Illinois Outdoor News Fishing and Hunting Report

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. Editor’s note: Flooding and high water across the state have limited fishing in recent weeks and reports have been few. Anglers are advised to take precaution when trying to fish, especially in rivers where water levels can rise quickly. North Lake Atwood: Bluegills…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 17, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Shabbona: Look for crappies over the fish cribs and brush piles along the campground shoreline. Begin your search by setting your presentation half way down the water column. Best presentations include Mini-Mites and minnows. Bass fishing is slow. Muskie fishing is good….

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 3, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Shabbona: Look for crappies over the fish cribs and brush piles along the campground shoreline. Bass fishing is slow.  Braidwood: Shore fishermen are seeing quite a few small catfish and bluegills. Fish are being caught on ice jigs under a float or…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 5, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Braidwood: Anglers are finding some good largemouths on spinnerbaits and swimjigs. There are some days that reaction strikes are the way to go, so don’t be afraid to bounce a crankbait off the rocks to trigger a strike. Bangs Lake: Bass fair…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 22, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The browns and cohos are starting to get active. Fish the warm-water discharges with jigs and twisters tipped with a piece of squid or crankbaits like a J-9 in chart/white or orange/gold. Small orange dodger and peanut flies log lining…