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Thanks For Visiting Our Website !
We appreciate all who visit & read the events, articles, fishing reports & other fishing related items.
WE WISH YOU & YOUR FAMILY
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.

BEST FISHING DAYS FOR NEXT WEEK or so:
June   26th   -   30th

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS, NEWS or VIDEOS:

-IDNR Seeking Applicants for Illinois Conservation Police Positions Full Details and Links to App.
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- Illinois gets $2 million for parks, outdoor rec from offshore oil, gas leases NEWS
Each states & amount is listed near bottom.
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- IDNR is committed to alligator gar stocking program, however, spawning was not successful. Chief of Fisheries Dan Stephenson: "The IDNR Div of Fisheries is disappointed, but we understand when dealing with nature, things don´t always go as planned. We intend to continue alligator gar program w/ planned rearing & stockings in 2019" PRESS RELEASE
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- Eureka Lake, overpopulated with European carp, has plan to kill them off in August & start over. City to hold information meeting for public about drawdown of Lake on June 19 at the lake Pavilion, 203 Lake Road, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. More details in PJStar Story
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* Check Your three-year Boat Registration/decal & renew your registration if it expires in 2018. All new / renewed 3-year watercraft registrations will expire on Sept. 30 in calendar year of expiration. Details & More   Non-motorized watercraft, including canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, or sail boards in Illinois, are no longer required to have a Water Usage Stamp.
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- BULLFROG season is underway and runs through Oct. 15th
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- This VIDEO   gives new meaning to the Figure 8
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- Discover the fun of fishing & introduce your kids to the outdoor adventure of fishing!
If you´re new to fishing, here´s a guide to everything you need to get started.
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July 1st - LAKE FEST hosted by Friends of Everbloom (a volunteer org. focused on water quality, sustainability, and fisheries.) Funds raised will support improvements at Comlara Park Beach area & reforestation at Lake Bloomington & Evergreen Lake. GREAT CAUSE! GREAT FOOD! GREAT MUSIC! GREAT FUN! - DETAILS
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The Illinois Urban Fishing Program, part of the Community Outreach & Resource Enhancement Program (CORE) Free fishing clinics at 20 sites throughout state & target children ages 16 & younger, but anyone interested in learning basic fishing techniques can attend. Locations, reservation/contact phone numbers & schedules of clinics are listed HERE
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- For Bank Fishing Opportunities in Illinois that are easily accessible,
  visit IDNR Bank Fishing page

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MONTHLY TIPS
-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.

- When we re-spool new line on our reels, we always have a little line leftover on spool
that is too short for most anything. I have found that I can use this leftover to make leaders
for various rigs, such as for Carolina rigs for one. Also, a great time saver is to make our own
leader for the grandkids bait hooks. Now we just snap on new rigs and get to fishing.
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- Fishing along key edges make for some of the best fishing during this month or two.
Edges give us a starting point to fish, a place where fish are most likely to be.
The key to good fishing is learning to fish the edges and you will find that
in summer the deeper outer edges are best during the day and/or when weather is unstable.
But the shallow weed edges are best when weather is stable and in mornings or evenings.
Here are some Tips for
FISHING WEED EDGES

- Discover the fun of fishing or introduce your kids to the outdoor adventure of
fishing this year - TAKING KIDS FISHING - Tips

If you are new to fishing, here is a guide
to everything you need to get started FISHING EQUIPMENT

* Be Courteous at the ramp, be prepared before getting in line.

** 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..  

-- SAFE BOATING CLASS IN ILLINOIS --
- We recommend taking a boating safety course - may get a discount on insurance.

- July 14th & Aug 18th   8:30am-5:00pm, IL Waterway Visitor Center,
950 North 27 Rd, Ottawa - to Register call 815/667-4054

* For future class dates & locations by County -
Click HERE (they make updates frequently)

* 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:   1938 - In France, André Meulnart designs a weighted, in-line spinner that he names "Mepps" - which is acronym
for his company
- Manufacturier d´Engins de Précision Pour Péche Sportive. The new spinner is discovered and
brought home by American GIs, but not until the early 1950s does the effective spinner
become wildly popular in the United States..


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


* The New 2018 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in this guide are effective from April 1, 2018
through March 31, 2019.
You can read or print a copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)

* There are some NEW LIMIT REGS for 2018 at a few Lakes, CHECK them out. *


  - Fishing Tale/Story:   BUG - 1. Large surface lure. 2. Individual who is crazy about fishing. 3. Insect that is crazy about 2.

GET HOOKED ON FISHIN !
and
SHARE THE FUN !

Tomorrow is never promised. Appreciate today !




Many wonder, on deep hooked fish, is it OK to cut the line and leave hook in.
Here´s a photo of Bass I caught, you can see my hook & wacky ring in lip (on left)
and the red arrow is pointing to a hook that was left in this Bass.
It took my bait, fought a Good fight and swam away easily.!

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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