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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.

Oct.   20th   -   21st   and   27th at Dawn & Dusk


- Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists report
- Young Angler Catches Rare American Eel at Chicago River Fishing Event - Read wttw Report
- New gates at Emiquon further science of floodplain restoration Read this PJStar article with photos..
- Anderson Media Corp. has acquired a majority interest in B.A.S.S., LLC, the world’s largest fishing organization. Read the NEWS ARTICLE
- More Americans participated in Fishing the last 5 years, according to Preliminary Findings in last month´s report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, showing that 40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older - 101.6 million Americans – participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching. Read the 2016 National Survey
Oct. 21st - The 2017 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season will open at 54 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. Click HERE for details & lake locations..

* Here is a Great article from a fellow angler (Brett) on Fishing these Hatchery Trout
Nov. 4 - McLean County Dept of Parks & Rec Hosting of GPS Navigation & Geocaching Program at COMLARA Park/Evergreen Lake 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM   Full Details HERE
    The Illinois Bicentennial; A yearlong celebration taking place
  between Dec. 3, 2017 through Dec. 3, 2018 to commemorate
   our state´s 200th birthday.   More info HERE

- Illinois State Parks are great places to visit during fall Check them out
 The 2017-18 Illinois State Parks guide is available ONLINE


  * We lists mostly fishing-related events.
        Click HERE for a complete listing of IDNR events..


    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 !

 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.
- It´s about that time of year when the Crappie will school up and
relate to vertical structure. * Fish around that standing timber.
They may even suspend in deep water creating
their own vertical column created by many, many of fish.

- With cooler night, water temps are dropping and having an effect on fish activity and feeding.
As temps drop fish can be found anywhere from shallow to deep.
- To help, here is a breakdown of the
Fall Fishing Season..

Whatever you do, do not avoid getting out on the water for a nice fall day of fishing during these conditions.

- If you are consider hiring a local fishing guide for a Fall fishing trip
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:   1920 - The birth of one of the Best Lures ever invented for fishing in vegetation. - the Johnson Silver Minnow.
    Louis Johnson, a retired Chicago foundry operator, was frustrated by abundance of weeds in his favorite lake,
    began tinkering with dinner spoons. After many experiments, he forged a spoon lure of copper/zinc alloy.
    This made the spoon ride with the hook up (reducing snags) while having a rock back and forth instead of spinning.
  Johnson Minnows are still forged, soldered by hand and made with real silver plating, some colors available, but silver still top seller..
  -   In going with this Facts: Try casting a Johnson Silver Minnow right into weeds or work pockets on outer edge of weedbeds.

  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 Tale/Story:   KEEPER - Any fish larger than the lure or bait used to catch it..

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.

The Sauger were biting on the River
north of Henry to north of Hennepin..

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

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Fisherman´s Prayer
God grant that I may live to fish until my dying day, and when the final cast is made and life has slipped away,
I pray that God ´s great landing net will catch me in its sweep, and in his mercy, God will judge me big enough to keep.
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When you pass through the water, I will be with you;
  and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you
- Isaiah 43:2

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