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Thanks For Visiting Our Website !
We appreciate all who visited, read the events, articles, fishing reports over past 24+ years
(Big THANKS to all who Shared their fishing reports/info) & other fishing related items.

a Safe & Happy 2019 !

We make REGULAR UPDATES to our FISHING REPORTS, current Events, tips, new facts, trivia, best fishing days and PRODUCT TEST Reviews & FISHING ARTICLES.
Fishing success depends on many factors such as an angler´s 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.

Feb.   26th  and  27th  at  Dawn  &  Dusk


- Feb. 23 - The 1st annual Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance banquet
- Feb. 24 - Bassmaster University National Pros (Jim Saric, the Musky Hunter, and Mark Zona, Zona's Awesome Fishing Show) meet & greet with customers at Cabela´s in Hoffman Estates, IL from 12 noon until 4 pm. They will be located at the base of Conservation Mountain, and are planning on having lots of Sharpies available for signatures.
* March 1 - 3 : Hennepin Marine Open House - Best Deals on Biggest Selection of Boats & 15% off Accessories.  Details & times on this FLYER
- March 2 - Illinois Smallmouth Alliance Bronzeback Blowout from 3:00 to 9:00pm
  at American Legion Hall in Elmhurst, IL   FULL DETAILS
-   April 1st - New 2019 Fishing Licenses are required
      as your 2018 Fishing Licenses Expire on March 31st.

  2019 Illinois Fishing Licenses will go on sale beginning MARCH 1, 2019
- Colleen Callahan named director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
- Outdoor Rec. Industry Coalition Praises the Natural Resources Management Act
- Summer Positions Available for Teens at Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge

** * * * * OTHER THINGS-TO-DO  During Off-Season Winter Months * * * * **

- Starved Rock State Park & Lodge Eagle Tours, Hikes & more - All Events Details
- Eagle Watching at Pere Marquette State Park Reservation Required - Dates

* Remaining - 2019 Sport & Fishing Show Schedule -

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

What Compels us to Fish -

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- No matter what reports state, you as an angler must still check for safe conditions,
Ice fishing is done at your own Risk and BE CAREFUL..!

** With weather varying; the same is true for Ice conditions that seldom freezes or refreezes uniformly
We recommend you Start checking Ice from shore, and do Not go out on Ice less than 4 inches thick.
I have seen guys dragging boards around to put on questionable Ice to walk on and hoping to
spread their weight out so not to crack thin Ice.? * I cannot print what I thought..
* I once was ice fishing a local Lake and after drilling a hole and checking with 5+ inches,
I walked about 70 feet and went through over my head. The auger I was carrying fell across hole
and I pulled myself out with it and rolled away.. Thankfully I had a buddy that helped me to truck
and out of the wet frozen cloths..   Will never forget that feeling..

There is no such thing as 100 percent SAFE ICE which means, Ice Fishing is done at you own risk..
- Check the Ice thickness often, Never assume the Ice is Safe & Never ice fish alone
- Always take a throwable safety cushion and attach about 25 feet of rope.
- Have a pair of Ice Claws or Picks on you to help one get out of a hole - and we hope you will never use them..
-- Ice fishing can be a great way to enjoy winter, just - Always Be Careful - do not rely on what others say, but verify for yourself.

Here are some of our ICE FISHING tips & suggestions to help you be safe, have fun and get started ice fishing.

REMEMBER: Never take any unnecessary chances with safety; it´s not worth the risk.

- Take Ice Fishing Safety seriously I Fish Illinois website

* Be Sure To Watch the Video about "Self Rescue On Ice" in the Safety section.

** 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..  

- We recommend taking a boating safety course - may get a discount on insurance.
Who Must Take The Course?

- March 9th   8:00am-4:00pm, Davis Lodge, 25449 Davis Lodge, Lake Bloomington
- to Register call 309/826-0930

* Full list of future 2019 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:   To continue from last months facts: - Rapala is still creating new lures for anglers.
However, several vintage lures will interest collectors such as the Rapala Shad Rap lure,
which was built as a long cast crank bait with a rattle. The lure is designed to look like
a minnow and fishermen can cast or troll with this piece of fishing equipment.

    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.

    - Fishing Tale/Joke/Story:   ICE FISHING: Winter fishing method in which anglers use a variety of
specialized jigging or tip-up fishing gear to catch colds.


Tomorrow is never promised. Appreciate today !

Sunset on Ice.!
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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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