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This Month Article
Late Fall Fishing Patterns
  More of Our
Fishing Articles

Along with
Articles By Friends

- Story on Aurora Outdoor Writers visit at Kentucky Lake.

 Other   Features

This Month's TIP
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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 appreciate all who visit and read the events, articles, reports and other fishing related items.


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.

Oct.   31st ( 1:15 - 3:15pm )   and   Nov.   4th   -   8th


- Asian carp causing a stink in Grafton Read PJSTAR Story

- Fishing could return to Hennepin & Hopper Lakes in spring 2015. READ STORY

- A Montana Fifth-Grader Breaks His Own IGFA Walleye Record Read Story (w/ photo)

- The Alabama bass-fishing rig also known as Umbrella rigs that are illegal in Minnesota and banned from the Walmart FLW tournament tour for its top competitors next year has now been banned from BASS events READ NEWS

- The 2014 Illinois Fall Trout fishing season is underway. Visit this IDNR Web Page for full details and site locations..
Keep in mind the season has been in for about 3-weeks and there have been several Trout caught.

Nov. 2 - Daylight Savings Time ends .. Set your clocks back 1-hour..!

Nov 6 - HOI Crappie Club meeting at Presley´s Outdoors - 6:00pm
  and a rep from St. Jude will be at meeting..

Nov 8 - GPS/Geocaching Program at COMLARA Park/Evergreen Lake
Read FLYER for full details..

Nov 11 - Chicagoland Muskie Hunters meeting - 7:30 PM at Park Ridge VFW. With guest speaker Jerry Borst on Structure Fishing. There will also be raffles and fishing reports. ALL are welcome, and as usual, admission is FREE!

Nov 13 - Friends of EverBloom Meeting of the year - 6:30 p.m. at Davis Lodge, Lake Bloomington
The guest speaker is Greg Hitzroth and his presentation will focus on exotic and invasive species.
Check their web page and find them on Facebook

- Property & home in Southern, IL where we Deer & Turkey hunted for years 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

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


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


--As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- A good fall pattern for Bass is fishing a swim jig or a spinnerbait along or through the dying lily pad stems and weeds. Bass seem to relate to and spend time in the last remaining vegetation to feed up for winter.
In early fall, try points with slow, gentle slope or taper into deep water. As water temps cool more, go to points with a sharper taper..
- With fall here, the Crappie too will become more actively feeding and minnows will work but as water temps go below 60 they will move shallow and it will be jig time. This is a good time to find crappies around vertical structures making them fairly easy to caught on live bait or plastics.
- Muskie will become more active as water temps cool, try fishing bucktail spinners or small jerkbaits.
** 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 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: 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.

Fall is Big Crappie time at the reservoirs..

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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