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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:
Aug.   24th   -   28th

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS, NEWS or VIDEOS:

- New Lake Record Blue Cat 89 lbs caught at The Lake Springfield Open Buddy Catfish Tournament by Jake Branham with help from fishing partner John Bowling on Aug. 18th
* THANKS to Trevor at Big Reds Bait and Tackle for sharing PHOTO
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- No bids received in latest effort to redevelop Eagle Creek resort
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- Conservation Leaders Selected for Induction into Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame
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- Late Summer Walleyes in the Weeds. Lot of techniques mentioned but basics works as we found some good Walleye/Saugeye fishing in July along weeds edges and brush piles.
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- Through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit the Sea Tow Foundation, Lake Shelbyville has opened a new Life Jacket Loaner Station available at Lake Shelbyville.
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Did you know you can borrow fishing gear at no cost to try your hand at fishing before you invest? The Illinois "Access to Fishing" fishing pole loaner program is available to any Illinois angler who is interested in going fishing! More info and Loaner Locations
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- For Bank Fishing Opportunities in Illinois with easy access, visit Bank Fishing page
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- Illinois State Parks are great places to visit in late summer Check them out
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The Illinois Bicentennial celebration.   More info HERE

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-Federal Agencies to Assist Promoting Rec Boating & Fishing on Public Lands & Waters
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- And we thought the invasive asian carp species were only bad in Illinois. Invasive species threaten native fish in the Southeast and spark a battle for survival - A war in the water
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- Missouri DOC Tips for Asian Carp Control. Be sure to watch the Exotic Invaders Video.

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Gun Creek Fin, Fur & Feathers Sportsmens Club   At Rend Lake
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MONTHLY TIPS
-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.

- With Fall approaching, bass will be in a transition pattern
making for the need of
FINDING THAT RIGHT SPOT

- Crankbaits can catch all types of fishing (even Catfish) in late summer and early fall.
To draw strikes from fish, bounce your lure off stumps or rocks to create a disturbance.
Try using shallow running lures just over top of areas of weeds.
Also try trolling for suspended fish and if so, watch the vibrating rod tip caused by the lure.
If pulsating rapidly, this can tell you it is running properly. If rod tip is
pulsating irregularly or begins to slowly bend, it is time to reel in and check for weeds on lure.
- When casting a crankbait, your wrist should be snapping the rod and bait forward
instead of your fully extended arm. Putting your wrist to work will not only increase
your cating distance but will decrease the amount of energy you have to expend.

- While baitcasting, a backlash will occur if you are using too light of a lure for the line.

- When going to a new lake or if you have not been on a lake for some time,
begin by SEARCHING for fish

** 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.
Who Must Take The Course?

* 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:   1933 -
  After years of experimenting and working on lathes, Charles Helin unveiled his Flatfish lure
  in September 1933. This banana-shaped plug dives and wobbles violently on the retrieve,
  emitting distress vibrations that gamefish of countless species find irresistible. The lure requires
  a slow retrieve, but if you are patient, it will produce when many high-tech baits draw a blank.
 
  TIP: Cast into likely cover & retrieve slowly to achieve fully the wide wobbling action.


 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:   FISHING TRIP - Journey undertaken by one or more anglers to a place where no one can remember
when the black flies arrived so early, the ice melted so late, or it rained so much.

GET HOOKED ON FISHIN !
and
SHARE THE FUN !

Tomorrow is never promised. Appreciate today !




Awesome few days at Rend Lake, and Hoss´s Hawg Bait did it again.
Caught Nice Catfish and had a Great stay at Gun Creek Sportsmens Club.!

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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" Thanks for visiting . . . May God Bless You & Keep You Safe "
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"Now go out where it is deeper and let down your nets and you will catch a lot of fish!" Luke 5:4

 

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