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We appreciate all who visit and read the events, articles, reports and other fishing related items.

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.

July   30th at Dawn & Dusk   and   Aug. 5th   -   9th


- Great opinion editorial by Les Winkeler, sports editor & outdoors writer for The Southern Illinoisan Think twice before criticizing Urban Fishing Program
- DIVISION OF FISHERIES 2017 – 2022 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CONSERVATION OF ILLINOIS FISHERIES RESOURCES Very interesting & informative - large file with 28 pages. ILLINOIS WATER RESOURCES Total water surface acreage = 1,621,644
Read through page 4 - ANGLING TRENDS & ECONOMIC IMPACT OF FISHING IN IL - Nearly 750,000 Illinois anglers, age 16 and over, fished nearly 14 million angler-days in 2016.
- Summer is here & the IDNR, Division of Fisheries sponsored youth fishing clinics through the Community Outreach and Resource Enhancement Program "CORE"(formerly - Urban Fishing Program) at various locations throughout the state. These Free clinics help teach kids & people of all ages to fish.. More on CORE program, locations & contacts HERE
- Wilderness Systems Announces New Accessories for Kayak Anglers
- Illinois State Parks, great places to visit during Summer. Check the time-lapse videos
  of Great State Parks   and this IL State Parks guide
Aug. 3-5 : Redneck Fishing Tournament in Bath, IL Details @
Aug. 11-20 : Make plans to attend 2017 Illinois State Fair in Springfield – AND to spend some time at Conservation World, a 30-acre park on the state fairgrounds filled with family activities including fishing instruction, archery ranges, expert information on habitat enhancement, state parks, wildlife, fish, & forestry. Conservation World is open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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

-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- In Hot days of Summer, many find the most pleasant times are early mornings or late evenings
to be out fishing. If you do this, plan around those days when the major moon periods are in mornings
and/or evenings. With the soaring summer temps, there is no reason to limit your fishing to
early mornings or late evenings, maybe try night fishing during major moon phases.
Here are some tips for
Night Fishing

- Always start day out fishing the shallow water spots than working your way out deeper
along contours to find fish. Pay attention to the depth changes and bottom structure.

- If you are fishing a region for the first time, consider hiring a local guide
for your first day out. This will provide good info & not waste precious fishing time.
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..  


 YOUR Boating Headquarters 

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


  Concealed Carry Training?
Exercise your
2nd amendment right !


********** Give yourself the gift of time outdoors this year. ***********
Get Out and ENJOY..!
Let the Best sound on the water this year be
"Daddy, Mommy (Grandpa, Grandma) I caught one"

And it may take more than just one afternoon..

* 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.

Trolling is a good way to catch suspended fish in heat of summer..

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

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