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This Month Article

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This Month's TIP
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Some tips to help
  you decide on
That New Boat

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Herald & Review article   we were part of on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat
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Mentioned in: March ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49
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And Terry Brown´s Pantagraph Article

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East Peoria, IL Weather Forecast

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We appreciate all who visit and read the events, articles, reports and other fishing related items.

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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.

April   19th   -   20th   and   25th (at noon)


- Thousands of goldfish taking over Teller Lake in Boulder, Colorado Watch this 9NEWS Clip
April 23 - Friends of EverBloom Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at Davis Lodge, Lake Bloomington The guest speaker will be Mary Jo Adams speaking about Butterfly Gardens
Check their web page and find them on Facebook
April 25 - Illinois State University Bass Team fundraiser tournament on Lake Bloomington.
Click HERE for Flier/Entry form..
May 17th - White Bass Tournament Proceeds to be donated to the Sring Valley Walleye Club Entry fee: $75.00 per 2 man team   Cash prizes to top 20% of the field   Awards and dinner at Illinois Valley Outdoors   Entry forms at Illinois Valley Outdoors bait shop or call Tom at 815-663-1000
May 30 - HOI Crappie Club - St. Jude Fundraiser Tournament on Evergreen Lake at Main ramp   Contact Tim Hanauer at 309-219-3346   or
For a Full 2015 Schedule, Rules, Regulations & Registration click HERE
June 5-8 : 2015 Illinois Free Fishing Days when anyone is allowed to fish without a fishing license, inland trout stamp, or salmon stamp during the four-day event. For info on Free Fishing Days special events, or if your group/organization would like to host a Free Fishing Days event, contact Tom Munroe
  June 13 - Relay For Life – 8th Annual Open Bass Tournament
    on Lake Bloomington
  For Entry Form, Rules & Details CLICK HERE
  There will be Pulled Pork served after this event.!
  Questions call 309-261-3193 or e-mail

June 13 - Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation Disabled American Veterans/Folds of Honor - Benefit Tournament on Lake Springfield at Lindsay Bridge Ramp Entry Form & details can be found at



Illinois law requires persons at least 12 years of age and less than 18 years of age may only operate a motorboat if:   - They have in possession a valid Boating Education Certificate of Competency issued by the Illinois DNR, Safety Education Division, or   - They are accompanied on the motorboat and under direct control of a parent or guardian, or a person at least 18 years of age designated by a parent or guardian.   * Visit the IDNR website for class info, and for couple Online Self-Study Course options.
For future class dates & locations of Illinois Safety Education Courses by County - Click HERE (they make updates frequently)   Remember, All children under the age of 13 must wear a PFD on vessels less than 26 feet in length when underway, unless they are below decks in an enclosed cabin..
- - Below are some 2015 Boating Safety Education courses in Central, IL from the IDNR
- May 2   8:00am - 5:00pm at Community Center, Lacon, IL -contact 309-635-1963
- June 27   8:00am - 5:30pm at Soldwedel Program Center, 207 McNaughton Park Rd, Pekin -contact DACKERMAN46@GMAIL.COM or 309-635-1963
    - We highly recommend taking a boating safety course and passing you may receive a discount on insurance, we did.


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    We fish their Rods


  Read Our Field Test


Looking for a great getaway, a piece of paradise at Kentucky Lake, or a Great Business Opportunity to supplement your income while enjoying the outdoors and excellent fishing;

  Contact Jack & Jan at
  High Ridge Resort


After a day on Lake
See Amy Morrison
For Hair appointment

Concealed Carry Training?
We highly recommend -

Exercise your 2nd amendment right !

Professional Tax Help
Bob Rachowicz
call 309-922-6130




--As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- This early spring could be a challenge with all the crazy weather effecting seasonal patterns.
The key will be finding the cleanest water and the warmest water you can find.
Use your temperature gauge or a typical pool thermometer is a great tool for even the shore angler.
- The next month or so is a great time for Shore Fishing, starting along northern shorelines which get sun and are calm.
Position to cast parallel to shoreline and target any structure or cover, while facing the sun so not to cast a shadow on the water.
Make your retrieve S-L-O-W-L-Y with soft plastic jerkbaits, or twitch a slim minnow bait.
Remember, it is not important you get out to the lake real early, let the sun do it´s job
and be extra quiet moving around the lake so not to spook the 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..

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

  - Fish Facts: - Hundreds of years ago, adapted from spears or arrows, an idea occurred that if the point of the hooks were barbed, they could penetrate but not slip out so easily, and fewer fish would be lost...

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 2015-2016 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in Final PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in the guide are effective through March 31, 2016.
You can read or print a copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)

  - Fishing Tale/Story: Note:   Anglers with longer arms have an advantage in the "you should have seen the one that got away" sweepstakes..


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.

Enjoyed a Day on Evergreen &
The Crappie will improve even more soon..

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

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