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a Safe & Good Fishing Season

We make REGULAR UPDATES to our FISHING REPORTS, current Events, our tips, new facts, trivia, best fishing days and PRODUCT TEST Reviews & FISHING ARTICLES.
Fishing success depends on many factors such as an anglers experience, the baits/lures used, the presentations/techniques, weather and other variables. Our goal is to share information to help anglers improve their fishing success by making good decisions.
So come back, visit us often & click the refresh or reload button to assure seeing latest info.

We want this to be your one stop complete information center for Central Illinois Fishing.
If you have any suggestion or questions feel free to let us know by e-mail address at bottom.

Aug.   18th   -   23rd   and   29th at Dawn & Dusk


- Great News! Through a collaborative effort led by the IL Dept of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife, Sport Fish Restoration, National Great Rivers Research & Education Center, the Outdoor Illinois magazine is BACK as of Aug. The Free online magazine name has changed to Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal, has seasonally based stories with more hunting related articles for fall. Read it Here
- Brunswick Corporation Completes Headquarters Relocation to Mettawa, IL (with leading consumer fishing related brands including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood accessories; Crestliner, Lowe, Lund, and Quicksilver just to name a few). Read More HERE
Now through Aug. 20th : 2017 Illinois State Fair in Springfield – AND make sure to spend some time at Conservation World, a 30-acre park on the state fairgrounds filled with family activities including fishing instruction, free Voyageur canoe rides, archery ranges, new butterfly house, expert information on habitat enhancement, state parks, wildlife, fish, & forestry. Conservation World is open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. with free activities for kids including fishing clinics, with all bait and tackle provided and kids can head over to the Fisheries tent and sign up for free catch-and-release fishing on the Conservation World pond. Click HERE for more details

Aug. 26th - 100 Day Countdown to Illinois Bicentennial Celebration.
  Kaskaskia Island was selected as the site to begin 100 Day Countdown
  to the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration. Events are being planned
  for Constitution Day - Aug. 26, 2017 - in front of the Liberty Bell
  of the West and along the Kaskaskia/Cahokia trail.
    For more information click HERE
 The Illinois Bicentennial will celebrate all that is great in Illinois:
    our history, our people, and our communities.


Aug 26 - STOCK THE LAKE Open tournament presented by Jacksonville Bass Club & Tom Finch Automotive on Lake Jacksonville. Full Details & Contacts on FLYER - And print this Signup Sheet
Sept 17 - Spring Valley Walleye Club "Take a Vet fishing" day Full Details & Form HERE

- Check tournament dates remaining for 2017 on our Area Tournament Dates & Results page.


    YOUR   Boating  


Gun Creek Fin, Fur & Feathers Sportsmens Club   At Rend Lake
Check with them for all your Fishing or Hunting outfitter in the future !

    Heroes On The Water
Helping warriors & veterans relax, rehabilitate & reintegrate   through kayak fishing
    & the outdoors.

 For a piece of paradise
  at Kentucky Lake,  or
Great Business Opportunity for income while enjoying the outdoors and Good fishing;

  Contact   High Ridge Resort


After a day on Lake
See Amy Morrison
For Hair appointment




-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- If you fail to charge or wait too long to charge your electric motor batteries on your boat or do not charge
them for a proper amount of time, you will be faced with replacing them sooner than you would like.
Deep-Cycle batteries should be charged within 24 hours of use and should be kept fully charged while stored.
Check with your battery dealer for specific charging requirements. - Do not use tap water in your boat
batteries as it contains chlorine, iron or salt that will/can harm the battery. Use distilled or de-ionized
water and do not put anything else into it, just keep it full, keep it clean and keep it fully charged..
- When fishing lakes with many boat dock, these dock are prime fish-holding structure.
Live bait is a good way to catch these fish concentrated around or under docks.
- We like fishing with Topwater lures which make for exciting catches. However, sometimes
Bass just slap it without taking the lure, mostly those with plain hooks at rear of lure.
We just replace those hooks with a feathered treble hook which makes big difference.

- If you are consider hiring a local fishing guide
Check with those we have listed on our
Fishing Reports page.

** Support our local Bait Shops to assure they will be there when we need them for fresh,
lively baits and current fishing info or advice as well as the latest tackle..!
  - Just a Thought..  

********** Give yourself the gift of time outdoors this year. ***********
Get Out and ENJOY..!

* Looking to save some money on your next fishing trip?
Make sure to browse timeshare resales for sale and rent by owner.
Timeshare resales that are for sale and rent by owner are
typically 70% off the price you´d pay at a resort or vacation home directly.
There are several timeshare resales available for rent around the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Do Not Forget - - FISHING IS MEANT TO BE FUN - -

  - Fish Facts:   1922 - The Heddon Company was formed by James Heddon in 1894 and produced some of the greatest lures of all time.
One of its most popular is the Zara Spook, invented in Pensacola in 1922..

  Did You Know the State of Illinois offers Awards for Big Fish, for Catch-and-Release and a Spear/Bow Fishing Award categories and more.
Check I Fish Illinois site or the awards page for details and where you can fill-in and print certificate.

* The New 2017 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in the guide are effective through March 31, 2018.
You can read or print a copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)

  - Fishing Quote:   I love to fish because it is totally relaxing. I love the water. I can concentrate and
forget all my worries. I count my blessing while fishing.   George H. W. Bush

Tomorrow is never promised. Appreciate today !

If you are looking for a great deal on maybe the best fish mounting in Central Illinois,
E-mail me and I will give Phone Number.

Docked the boat to use toilets and our grandkids were
catching fish off docks and did not want to quit Fishing..
Another Fun day Fishing with them.!

For More Fishing photos,     or Check on our Fishing Reports page..

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