Larry's Fishing Hole

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Of Central Illinois

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 Places To Stay

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This Month´s Articles
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My Ice Fishing Video
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Herald & Review article on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat
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ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49
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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.

a Safe & Happy 2017

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.

Jan.   25th   -   29th

And Things-To-Do During Off-Season Winter Months

- 2017 Illinois fishing, hunting & sportsman´s combo licenses are now available from DNR Direct license vendors, online through the IDNR website at or by
calling 1-888-673-7648.
Jan. 27 - 29 : The Pantagraph's Fish & Feather Expo in Bloomington with great seminars by local fishing experts. NEW this year for Muskie anglers and/or those wanting to learn more on catching Muskie - on Sat. Jan. 28th at 3:00pm is Professional Muskie Guide, Thad Hinshaw of Thad will answer all your questions while sharing new tactics and some standby techniques.   We recommend you attend these seminars.
 Jan 28 - Lake Camelot Ice Fishing Tournament (with alternate date = Feb. 11th)
 from 7:00am - Noon   $10 for adults & $5 for kids, For details call office at 309-697-5339
  Jan 28 & 29 - Eagle Watch Weekend at Starved Rock Lodge DETAILS
  Jan. 29 - Bald Eagle Festival (Pere Marquette Lodge) DETAILS
Feb. 4 - 26th Annual McLean County Sportsmen´s Association Banquet at Interstate Center
in Bloomington with Dinner - A Great Event filled with Live and silent auctions, raffles, cash bar,
and a great meal. * Proceeds fund local kids charities * CLICK HERE for details..
Feb. 4 - Chautauqua Eagle Day Auto Tour Open House on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event will be held in conjunction with the Eagle Day Festival being held locally. For full Details, read this NEWS RELEASE
  Through Feb 26: Bald Eagle Trolley Tours
from Starved Rock Lodge on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays DETAILS
- Through March 3rd: Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park For details of Bald Eagle Watching Program and Upcoming Dates Click HERE - Or print this FLYER

- Make your plans to attend a Show in your area & take in the seminars -
- 2017 Sport & Fishing Show Schedule -

- Looking for things to do during winter - Click HERE

- We highly recommend taking a boating safety course - maybe get a discount on insurance.
- - Below are some 2017 Boating Safety Education courses in Central, IL from the IDNR
- Jan. 28   8:00am - 5:00pm at American Legion 115 W Santa Fe, Toluca
- to Register call 309-635-1963 or
- March 4   8:00am - 5:00pm at American Legion 207 Hely St, Towanda
- to Register call 309-635-1963 or
* For future class dates & locations by County - Click HERE (they make updates frequently)


 YOUR Boating Headquarters 


 For a piece of paradise
  at Kentucky Lake,  or
Great Business Opportunity for income while enjoying the outdoors and Good fishing;

  Contact   High Ridge Resort

  Heroes On The Water
Helping warriors & veterans relax, rehabilitate & reintegrate   through kayak fishing
    & the outdoors.

After a day on Lake
See Amy Morrison
For Hair appointment


  Concealed Carry Training?
Exercise your
2nd amendment right !



-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- For additional info on ways to make your next ice fishing trip a fun and safe one,
  visit this
"I Fish Illinois" web page   Check their Tips & more..

- Check out the Ice Safety Tips on How To Perform A Self Rescue VIDEO

- With all the Sports and Boats Shows going on, this is a Great time to get out and look for a good deal
on THAT NEW BOAT as this is a great opportunity to see different types and compare models.

** 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..   Get Out and ENJOY..!
For you boaters needing off-season service,
Click on & PRINT this Coupon from Hennepin Marine !   call  815.925.7216
  Visit them at or

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

  - Fish Facts: A. J. McClane - a sport fisherman and prolific writer on angling, was the longtime fishing editor of Field & Stream magazine, he also wrote more than 20 books that were standards in their field. McClane´s first book, "The Practical Fly Fisherman," published in 1953, was called the "most comprehensive and useful single volume on all forms of freshwater fly fishing." His 1,156-page "McClane's New Standard Fishing Encyclopedia and International Angling Guide," first published in 1965 and again in 1974, has sold nearly one million copies and remains the premier reference source of its kind.

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 New 2016 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in the guide are effective through March 31, 2017.
You can read or print a copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)
* One change to take note of is Illinois Free Fishing Days for 2016
will be during the Father´s Day weekend on June 17-20.

  - Fishing Tale/Story:   Rebate - Put another worm on your hook..


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.

Watched a couple guys surf fishing this morning
during the low tide..

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

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