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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:
Sept.   23rd   -   27th

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS, NEWS or VIDEOS:

The Future Fishes Here - 10 Year Anniversary of High School Bass Fishing. In 2009, Illinois became the first state in the country to host a statewide high school bass tournament series. Learn more HERE
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The IDNR announced that they have a new IDNR Chief of Fisheries, Mike McClelland.
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Sept 22 - 23: Southern IL Hunting & Fishing Days - Free for the entire family at John A. Logan College - Details
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* The Northern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days for 2018 HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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Oct. 6th - 2018 Fall Trout Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing Season starts
  at 9 sites listed in webpage below marked with an asterisk (*)
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Oct. 20th - 2018 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens at 57 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. More Info & Details
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- 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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- 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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- For Bank Fishing Opportunities in Illinois with easy access, visit Bank Fishing page

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- Five American breweries make significant contributions to conservation and
  public land, donating to various initiatives for anglers and hunters.

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Alaska Dept of Fish & Game is asking anglers to remove any Bass they catch after
 a bass was reportedly catch. Is this the first for Alaska, if so could it have been a record.?



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MONTHLY TIPS
-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.

- During fall, fish will follow baitfish into shallow waters and cover,
and you can catch these fish
SHALLOW CRANKING

- Try topwater lures in late summer and early fall as you can cover lots of water.
We fish these during sunny conditions and for more hook-ups, do not fish them fast.
Always have a follow up soft plastic bait rigged, and our favorite is a Fluke.
Cast parallel alone shore edges or isolated cover and around docks.
You should also fish those spots you feel are holding Bass.
Fish the areas at or in the major creek arms during fall.
There is Nothing Like the Thrill of a Big Bass Smashing a Topwater lure.!

** 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:
  The Rapala thin-minnows plug (created by Lauri Rapala) is one of the best-selling lures
  in the world. Its wounded, wobbling swimming action attracts gamefish of all species.
  They are still hand-made by workers in Vaasky, Finland
 
  TIP: Twitching the lure in place drives Bass crazy as does a steady retrieve.


 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:   If people concentrated on the really important things in life,
there´d be a shortage of fishing poles. - Doug Larson

GET HOOKED ON FISHIN !
and
SHARE THE FUN !

Tomorrow is never promised. Appreciate today !




With our Hot Sept. weather here, we went to NW Wisconsin..
Crazy part was, it was Hot there too. But the Fishing was GOOD.!
Lots of Bass & Pike, some Crappie and Bluegills hitting topwater lures..

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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