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

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GOOD FISHING !

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.


BEST FISHING DAYS FOR NEXT WEEK or so:
Sept.   2nd   at   Dawn & Dusk


UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS and NEWS:

- Construction to begin at Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry County. The $16.7 million improvement project will install new dam gates and extend lock to reduce wait times for boat traffic. Lock construction will be take place during the non-boating season, November 1 thru April 30. The Stratton lock will remain operational during the boating season, May 1 thru October 31. Boaters should be alert to the construction exclusion zones near the lock and dam to ensure the safety of boaters and construction crews. Limited fishing access will remain outside the construction fencing. The project is expected to be completed by November 2016.
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- We had a couple request for How To Clean common Carp
Watch this Stan Krause Video how to clean and score carp along with cooking tips.
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- Goliath grouper eating a black tip shark in one bite off the coast of Bonita Springs Florida..
Watch the 1st short video near top of page with some disussion after on Goliath groupers. Than scroll down and watch full VIDEO
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- Lake Bloomington has been named one of the National Fish Habitat Partnership's "Waters to Watch" for 2014. The "Waters to Watch" are a collection of water systems that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership is partnering with the Friends of EverBloom (a Friends of Reservoirs Chapter), IDNR, the City of Bloomington, McLean County Soil & Water Conservation - and it is their efforts and hard work that has made this happen.
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  - You may know him as "Catfish" or from the Illinois Catfish Association
but our Good Friend Paul Wolf needs help with piling up medical bills.
There will be fishing gear and much more raffled off, not to mention Good Food & Great Time.
If you have items to donate, Please let us or Billy know - Hope to see you there.!

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Sept 9 - Chicagoland Muskie Hunters meeting - 7:30 PM at Park Ridge VFW. They welcome Sean Bermingham. There will also be raffles and fishing reports. ALL are welcome, and as usual, admission is FREE!
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Through Sept 10 - The McLean County Parks and Recreation Department will be Hiring a Park Maintenance Worker I (Full-Time w/Benefits) at COMLARA Park/Evergreen Lake Get Details HERE
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Sept 20 - Spring Valley Walleye Club "Take a Vet fishing " day
* They are still needing boat Captains ! - Contact Bill at  walleye1@ivnet.com   if you can help..
and view details HERE
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Sept 27 - 28 : The Friends of EverBloom is sponsoring Lakes Fest at Evergreen Lake and Lake Bloomington to encourage residents to enjoy their lakes and raise awareness of water quality, fish habitat, and outdoor opportunities.   Activities are scheduled for the entire family on both days. All proceeds benefit Friends of Everbloom and will be used for projects that protect and enhance these reservoirs.
- Big Fish Tournaments   - Free Pontoon Boat tours of Evergreen   - Lakes Fest Treasure Hunts (Free)   - 5K Run at Evergreen, Sunday   - Hudson Boy Scout Concessions   - Build a Bat House at Evergreen (Free)   - Prizes for contest winners!   - and Raffle tickets being sold for Outdoor prizes with proceeds to benefit vegetation, fisheries, water quality programs and conservation education in the upcoming year.
* IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION FOR THE FALL EVENT (ITEM OR DOLLAR AMOUNT They are now a 501 C 3 organization so your donations are tax deductible ) or WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEER HELP ON THIS FALL EVENT or IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVITY IDEA FOR THE FALL EVENT, LET THE BOARD KNOW. IF YOU BELONG TO ANOTHER GROUP AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE DURING THE EVENT, LET THE BOARD KNOW.
- - HELP US MAKE THIS A QUALITY EVENT - For more details Visit http://friendsofeverbloom.weebly.com
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Sept 27 - 28 :National Hunting and Fishing Days
- The Northern Illinois events are held 9am to 5pm (Both Days rain or shine) at Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville, IL   Visit   www.nihfd.org   for more details
- The Southern Illinois events will take place on 27th, 9 am–5 pm, and 28th, 9 am–4 pm at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL   Visit   www.sihfd.org   for more details

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- Watch our Fishing Reports page for Fishing photos.
 



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MONTHLY TIPS

--As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- In going with our last Facts on the Beetle Spin; Let the Beetle Spin sink to bottom, watching the line for strikes as it falls, then retrieve steadily.
- One of the 1st things you should do after a long day on the water is to connect your battery charger. Your deep-cycle trolling motor batteries will live longer and work harder if you fully recharge them as soon as possible after each use. Also check the water level in each cell of those batteries that are not sealed and if needed, add distilled water if possible..
- Take your lure out of the water while you untangle a backlash. There is no need to catch a fish you can not reel in.
- When catching several fish from an area, pay attention to details such as depth, type of cover, bottom type and is this a point, a break or near shore. With this you can develop a pattern to duplicate elsewhere in the lake and catch more fish.
- Experiment more with lures or baits, presentation and maybe even new places or different fish species.
** 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..
- - BE SAFE & GOOD FISHING - -
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Do Not Forget - - FISHING IS MEANT TO BE FUN - -


  - Fish Facts: - In 1986 Daiwa unveils its first Long Cast spinning reel, featuring an improved spool design that allows longer and smoother casting. Long cast-style spools soon become standard on most quality spin reels..

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 Illinois.org site or the awards page
www.ifishillinois.org/awards/open_award.html 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 April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015.
You can read or print your copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)

Fishing Tale/Story: "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there´d be a shortage of fishing poles." Quote by Doug Larson columnist and editor of two Wisconsin-based newspapers.

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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.




The Stripers put a real bend in the fishing rod.!

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