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Managing or Setting Your Drag

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Herald & Review article on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat
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March ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49
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We appreciate all who visit and read the events, articles, reports and other fishing related items.


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.

May   22nd   -   23rd   and   29th


May is Invasive Species Awareness Month The IDNR Division of Education offers several resources to help teach about exotic and invasive species in the state. For more info visit
- The do and do nots of boat launching VIDEO
Make your reservations for campsites at many IDNR sites online through the Reserve America website using a Visa or MasterCard. More camping info at IDNR website
May 21-27 - National Safe Boating Week. Boat operators & passengers are reminded to wear a life jacket whenever they are on the water in Illinois. Life jackets save lives, & Illinois law requires that life jackets or life vests (personal floatation devices, PFDs) be available for each person aboard a boat or other watercraft. State law also requires that anyone under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket while aboard any watercraft under 26 feet in length at all times the boat is underway, unless they are below deck in an enclosed cabin or operating on private property. Illinois law also requires persons of any age to wear a PFD while operating a personal watercraft.
Safety on the Water also Means Sober Boat Operators - Read this RELEASE for more info
  -   June 11  -   Relay For Life   Open Bass Tournament   9th Annual
  on Lake Bloomington with lunch & refreshments provided after tournament!
    CLICK HERE for full details, contact info & Entry form..
June 8 - Clinton Lake Clean Up Day starting at 9 a.m. at the Mascoutin boat ramp in Clinton Lake State Recreational Area. For further info on this event or if interested in helping, contact Melissa Armstrong - by email   or call 217-935-6757
or Click HERE For Flyer
June 11 - Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair at Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton, IL from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The free event features fun for children and families. For details, call 618-786-3323 or vist these webpages
June 17-20 Illinois Free Fishing Days for 2016 during the Father´s Day weekend.

Looking for a Boat, Trolling motor or Fishing Gear & more..
Check our FOR SALE - Classified ADS page.

  * Visit the IDNR website for Illinois law requirements, class info & more..
* For future class dates & locations by County - Click HERE (they make updates frequently)
- We highly recommend taking a boating safety course - maybe get a discount on insurance.



 YOUR Boating Headquarters 


For a Good getaway, 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 !

Visit Uftring Weston Chevy Cadillac in Peoria today and
find the perfect Chevy Truck to handle all your gear   & friends.

Professional Tax Help
Bob Rachowicz
call 309-922-6130

-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- Couple weeks ago I fished with anglers that seemed to have questions on Setting the Drag for reels.
Many anglers or people think the drag on a spinning reel should be set according to
the size of the fish being caught or plan to be caught.
When actually, drags should be set to match the line test being used.
More good fish are lost to drags set too tight than to any other single angling error.
Since I prefer to fish with lighter line, my drag makes noise when
setting hook or at times when playing a fish. This may not always mean a Big fish
but some anglers may not understand, therefore, to help clear this up
Read our article from August, 2010
Managing or Setting Your Drag.
- During the spring seasonal migration a steady barometer has little effect, fish remain in shallow to feed & spawn.
High pressure conditions cause fish to abandon shallow spawning duties & move out to deeper water.
After the barometric pressure falls, fish may remain dormant for a day before
making their way back to the shallows once the barometer starts to rise.
* Some good Spring Crappie Tips by Guide Paul Center
** 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..   Get Out and ENJOY..!

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

  - Fish Facts: 1993 - 1994 : Spider Wire introduces a new kind of fishing line called a multifilament. This new line is thinner and stronger than monofilament and has virtually no stretch. Within a year, more than a dozen other variations of the new line appeared..

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

* The New 2016 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in the guide are effective through March 31, 2017.
You can read or print a copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)
* One change to take note of is Illinois Free Fishing Days for 2016
will be during the Father´s Day weekend on June 17-20.

  - Fishing Tale/Story: SPECIAL - Term used to describe a custom-designed lure that fails to work on a particular species of fish at a specific location or under unique conditions as opposed to a lure that is generally useless..


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.

We had an Awesome Day on the Lake with Great weather
the Bluegills & Crappie were hitting and saw a couple Eagles.!

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

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