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

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Watch Video on
What to do if you fall through Ice
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East Peoria, IL Weather Forecast

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Mentioned in: March ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49
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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.

March   6th   -   7th   and   on 13th around Noon time


- Largemouth Not Quite Large Enough When Bass bit off more than it could chew

- Read this article on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat We enjoyed being interviewed for this story by Emily Steele of the Herald & Review.. THANKS..

- Italian fisherman catches a monster 280-pound, 8-foot-9-inch wels Catfish that may set record for largest catfish caught on rod and reel. Watch this interesting CNN interview

- State Largemouth Record Caught in Tennessee at 15.2 pounds could Break the 60 year Record of 14.5   Read the report and watch video (15 second ad but worth the short wait)

2015 Illinois fishing, hunting and sportsman´s combination licenses and usage stamps are available on IDNR site or call 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648) or other permit vendors.

March 6-8 : Sports & Outdoor Expo at the Fluid Events Center, 601 North Country Fair Drive in Champaign, IL with - FREE ADMISSION - Seventy plus vendors demonstrating products and Families will enjoy a large kids area with carnival style games with a indoor putt putt course. On Sunday families will also enjoy Touch A Truck outside the center.
For a full schedule of events, info on vendors & general show info, visit
March 7 - Illinois Smallmouth Alliance 17th Annual Bronzeback Blowout 3 - 9 PM at American Legion Hall, 310 West Butterfield Road, Elmhurst
Visit   for more details and tickets..

March 7 & 8 - Elmwood All Outdoors Show at Elmwood Community Schools in Elmwood, IL   For full details, seminar schedules and info, visit

- March 8 : Daylight Savings Time begins ..
Remember to set your clocks ahead 1-hour..!

March 8 - Bass 25 Bloomington SIGN UP & SWAP MEET   Noon – 4pm
at Danvers Township Community Bld, 898 N West St, Danvers, IL
Contact Tom Cassel 309-275-4555   For copy of Sign-up Form Click Here
March 17th - Pond & Land Management Meeting by McLean County Soil & Water Conservation Dist.. 6:00 p.m.. at Davis Lodge, Lake Bloomington.. Speakers from IDNR Fisheries, IDNR Conservation Police Officers, and IL Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologists, and some interesting organization booths.. RSVP 309-452-0830 ext. 3   Check-out FLYER
March 21 - 7th Annual Central Illinois Bassmasters Drawdown Fundraiser - 6:00pm at Rutland, IL American Legion - Come out to help raise money for their free Youth Fishing Derby. Tickets (only $20/each) enter you in Drawdown with a 1 in 250 shot at $2,250 by way of 13 different cash prizes, and also a Free fish dinner from 6-8pm * including free beer & soda from 6 - midnight ! And opportunity to purchase chances on several great raffle items ! If you stay until the end, there will be an additional FOUR last chance drawings for $50/each, bringing total cash given out to nearly $2,500!!   * Non-Fish dinner options also available

March 26 - Friends of EverBloom Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at Davis Lodge, Lake Bloomington The guest speaker will be Illinois DNR Fisheries Biologist Mike Garthaus
Check their web page and find them on Facebook

April 4 - Spring Trout Season gets under way at 5 a.m. on 46 ponds, lakes and streams throughout Illinois. There are 3 new/additional bodies of water to be stocked and open to rainbow trout fishing for spring of 2015, and three additional locations (total of 9) will be available for new Spring Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing-only season that begins March 21st. All anglers must have a fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp, unless they are under the age of 16, blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces. The daily catch limit for each angler is five trout. Anglers are reminded to check the opening time of their favorite trout fishing location prior to going.
For more details and site locations - Click Here
April 25 - Illinois State University Bass Team fundraiser tournament on Lake Bloomington.
Click HERE for Flier/Entry form..
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 13 - Relay For Life – 8th Annual Open Bass Tournament
    on Lake Bloomington
  For Entry Form, Rules & Details CLICK HERE
  Questions call 309-261-3193 or e-mail



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After a day on Lake
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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
- March 14 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at Davis Lodge, Lake Bloomington - For info or to register contact Jerry Martoglio (309)826-0930.
- April 11 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at IL Waterway Visitor Center, 950 N 27TH RD, in Ottawa, IL contact ROBERT.J.PETRUNEY@USACE.ARMY.MIL
  Walk-in welcome day of class BY 9AM
- We highly recommend taking a boating safety course and passing you may receive a discount on insurance, we did.

--As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
  Here are some tips to help us
Keep Our Fishing Season Going till that first fishing day next spring.
- With icing conditions, fish are in, around or over deeper cover like brush and structure such as ledges or creek channels.
- Crappie too will be around deeper 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..
- As we get into the end of winter or ice, look for fish to suspend more.
** 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 - -

  - Fish Facts: - The world record yellow perch (18 in., 4 lb. 3 oz.) was caught by Dr. C.C. Abbot in 1865 from New Jersey,
    and is the longest standing record for freshwater fish in North America.
  Anglers often refer to large yellow perch as "jumbo perch" or "jack perch"...

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:   Handy portable temperature-measuring device that lets an angler instantly determine whether
    the fish are not biting because the water is too cold or the fish are not biting because the water is too warm..


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.

So ready for open water Walleye/Sauger trolling..

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

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