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  Closure Dates.

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Late Fall Fishing Patterns
  More of Our
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Along with
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- Story on Aurora Outdoor Writers visit at Kentucky Lake.

 Other   Features

This Month's TIP
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Some tips on Getting Gear Ready For Winter
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East Peoria, IL Weather Forecast

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Mentioned in: March ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49 - - - -
And Terry Brown´s Pantagraph Article

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We make REGULAR UPDATES to our FISHING REPORTS, current Events, our tips, new facts, trivia, and best fishing days along with PRODUCT TEST Reviews & FISHING ARTICLES and will update any significant fishing information.
So come back, visit us often and click your refresh or reload button to assure you have the latest info available to us.

We want this to be your one stop complete information center for Central Illinois Fishing.
And for you Ladies, don't forget to check out Linda´s FISHINGALS section.
If you have any suggestion or questions feel free to let us know by e-mail address at bottom.

Nov.   28th in the afternoon


Captain Bob´s Tip Of The Week that will save you money by making your own bobber stops

Now that our new governor in 2015 will be Bruce Rauner, there is lots of speculation as to whom he will appoint as the new director for the Dept of Natural Resources to replace Marc Miller. There are many hoping it will be Brent Manning who severed 12 years and has the experience and good background. There are some other names out there but we will have to wait and see..?

- Illinois Conservation Police Arrest Commercial Fisherman for Possession, Sale of Live Asian Carp. From the people who play a key role in efforts to control Asian carp, what the..?
Read IDNR Press Release

- Havana fish plant deal in final stages.. This plant will process only fresh fish and is under the regulation of the Food and Drug Administration and fitted with proper, FDA regulated deodorizing equipment. Therefore, cannot be compared to other Illinois facilities which do not process fish for human consumption.. READ FULL STORY

- READ this copy of letter - TNC advising the Corps that they are backing out of this project and will not sign the proposed Project Partnership Agreement. Good news for those that signed the petition opposing the project for proposed reconnection of Emiquon to the Illinois River, also opposed by the Illinois and National Chapters of the Wildlife Society and the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Mike Conlin (Illinois DNR Fisheries Chief, RETIRED) says "Only thing now needed is a one-way pump (capable of pumping water out of Emiquon into the Illinois River) to properly manage the water levels for common and Asian carp control, and for management of both aquatic & woody vegetation."

This may seem early but not that far off :
- 2015 Sport & Fishing Show Schedule -


- Watch our Fishing Reports page
for Lake Closures taking place during Winter & Waterfowl Hunting seasons

- Property & Home in Southern, IL where we Deer & Turkey hunted is FOR SALE
  20 acres surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest on three sides with a 7 year old home,
  5 year old 24x30 detached insulated garage with gas heat and 4 year old 24x40 Pole Barn.
  The webpage listing with Midwest Real Estate can be viewed with photos HERE


--As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
  * With Cold weather and near freezing temps here,
      it is time to consider
Getting Fishing Gear & Boat Ready For Winter and prepared for storage till that first fishing day next spring.
- With this rapid cool down of waters fish will become tougher to find & catch as they move to deeper cover like brush and structure like ledges or creek channels.
Try sinking baits or go vertical, and even target those points with a sharper taper and fish SLOW..
- With colder weather, the Crappie will also be deeper and minnows will work around vertical structures or steep breaks and better if there is good cover.
- Bluegills will hold in lake or pond basins adjacent to any weeds and not always in the deepest water..
** Support our local Bait Shops to assure they will be there when we need them for fresh, lively baits and current fishing info as well as latest tackle - Just a Thought..
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Do Not Forget - - FISHING IS MEANT TO BE FUN - -


by American Premier Corp.
  We fish their Rods


  Read Our Field Test


For a piece
of paradise
at Kentucky Lake

  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 !




  - Fish Facts: - 1984 While fishing with Sports Afield Bass editor Homer Circle, Fred Kesting hooks and lands a 7-pound bass. By the time he gets back to the New York office, he estimates the fish´s weight at 11-pounds.. No bass in history has ever grown so fast..

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 2013-2015 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in the guide are effective through March 31, 2015.
You can read or print your copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)

Fishing Tale/Story: Natural A type of organic bait rejected by a finicky fish because it is the wrong size, wrong color, wrong shape or makes the wrong motions in the water..


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.

Good time to get out and catch some Sauger..

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

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"Behold, I am going to send for many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they will fish for them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters,
and they will hunt them from every mountain and every hill and from the clefts of the rocks. -
Jeremiah 16:16

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