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Herald & Review article   we were part of on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat
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Mentioned in: March ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49
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And Terry Brown´s 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.

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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.

July   1st   -   3rd


- Watch this Video of a Huge 19.3 # Bass - bait falls out as netted.
- The IDNR Division of Fisheries has NEW regulations Now in effect for 2015 on the harvest of Flathead Catfish due to concerns about the overharvest of this large fish species.
Read the Press Release and Full Details HERE
* Heavy rains caused flooding conditions on rivers and more resulting in closures within Illinois State Parks trails, campgrounds & river access areas. Also - The U.S. Coast Guard has Closed the Illinois River to recreational boating until further notice. - Please check this Updated List for state site closures in your area.
Cornell University researchers claim children who fish, hunt or play in the wild before age 11 are more likely to grow up with a deeper understanding and respect for nature.
  Take your kids outside (and/or fishing).
- Summer is here & so are the IDNR, Division of Fisheries sponsored youth fishing clinics through the Community Outreach and Resource Enhancement Program (formerly - Urban Fishing Program) at various locations throughout the state. These Free clinics help teach kids & people of all ages to fish.. More on CORE program, locations & contacts HERE
July 10-11 : Due to the flooding on the Illinois River, the bowfishing tournament and festival had to be rescheduled to SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015 - on Illinois River - Hosted at Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria   NOTE: The Preservation and Conservation Dinner will still be Saturday, July 11, and the conference will remain July 9-10
  -   Click HERE for the tournament Flyer
Click HERE for the Entry form (Be Aware tournament date CHANGE). Any questions, please contact Sharon at 309-674-9715 during the day!
July 18 - Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Round Up: Kaskaskia State Fish & Wildlife Area along with the Bowfishing Association of America and Tri-State Bowfishers, will host the inaugural Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Round Up bowfishing tournament on the Kaskaskia River at Wood Duck Marina, Kaskaskia SFWA near Baldwin, IL. For registration and more info, contact Mic Middleton, IDNR Site Superintendent at Kaskaskia SFWA, at 618-785-2555 or, or Gretchen Steele at
- BULLFROG season runs through Aug 31st

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.   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..


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Great Business Opportunity to supplement your income while enjoying the outdoors and excellent fishing;

  Contact Jack & Jan at
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After a day on Lake
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For Hair appointment

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Exercise your 2nd amendment right !

Professional Tax Help
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-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- As water temps go above 75 degrees, many lake Bass will be offshore on long points, humps, ledges and along channel breaks.
This is not a set in stone rule but a good guideline to help you start finding fish.
Some of these fish will still come into shallow areas to feed early or late in day, try those topwater baits.
- Watched couple anglers recently using only a one-arm cast with their baitcasting rods. I believe they may have fished
with pistol grip spin-cast rods before and will most likely recognize that the pistol grip rods on these longer rods
will not give anglers the balance and leverage needed when fighting a bigger fish. With these extend rod butts,
anglers can use the other hand to counterbalance every cast for more accuracy and distance.
I know this can be a challenge to chance, but consciously using the two hand cast, one will get used to it
and realize at the end of the day there is less fatigue and even fewer backlashes.
- TAKING KIDS on a FISHING TRIP is much more than just catching fish. The excitement of getting all the gear ready,
picking lures to take, packing cool with lunch, making a checklist, getting baits such as worms & more etc., is all part of the fun.
For more great info with links that can make your outing a perfect fishing adventure, Visit
** 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..

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

  - Fish Facts: 1900s - Records show that lines fashioned by braiding horses tale hair was in use by advanced anglers in the middle of the 19th century. Leaders consisting of a single strand of horse hair were still being used by some diehard anglers in the early 1900s...

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: FISH - An animal that grows the fastest between time it is caught to time the angler describes it to their friends..


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.

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