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We strive each week to compile the best reports possible.
However, we cannot assure total accuracy of info supplied along with any human errors that may occur.

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God willing we will try to keep these reports going to share with you again this year..!
 

UPDATED Sept. 21, 2016

WE WISH YOU & YOUR FAMILY
- SAFE & GOOD FISHING -

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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.
We continue to seek out and secure weekly reports on fishing conditions for most lakes and rivers in Central IL.
If a lake is not mentioned, it is due to a lack of current and/or useful information.
Many of our reports are from supportive anglers willing to share info to assist other anglers.
  Ultimately the real test of any lake or stream is to fish it.   GOOD FISHING.!



- Something you must consider is that fishing reports were about things and conditions that have already happened. It is not always a forecast or a look into the future but a good starting point when heading out.

No matter what reports state, you as an angler must still find the right cover & the fish.
Try to find these kinds of cover in lakes:
- Brush piles or cribs that can be found with a sonar unit or by scouting a lake by starting in 6-14 foot and move out.
- Fallen trees along the shore.
- Boat docks that provide cover and shade in summer months.
Mark or remember any spots you catch fish and Stay mobile, move around to increase your odds of finding and catching fish.


-- It has warmed up again for a few days,
but next week is forecast to be around 50 overnights and 70s during day.
This will cause fish to start moving and become more active..
The pleasant fall like weather will make for a Great time to get out and do some fishing..
- Check our Fall tips on Home page and/or our Fall Fishing Season article.
- Be Safe & Get out to ENJOY some GOOD FISHING..!

** NOTE -- With waterfowl hunting seasons coming in for Central Zone in mid Oct.,
    some lakes will be CLOSED or Partially CLOSED to fishing.

-- Check below in reports for the Closure dates, with more adding as they are provided to us..
-- Other Lakes not mentioned in reports below that will have Closures are:
- Rice Lake will CLOSE to fishing on Oct. 15th with Last Day to Fish being Oct. 14th
  and will Re-Open at end of Duck & Goose season..
For State site Closures or partial Closures due to weather or hunting seasons,
  Check IDNR Closures page for full list & more info as they update it.

* You should contact the lake or site directly for Closure updates and/or winter hours before going.
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  - - Notes Of Interest : -
Oct. 1 - Fall Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing-only Season opens at nine sites. No trout may be kept during the fly fishing-only period until the fall trout season opens at 5 a.m. Oct.15. Check HERE for more info & locations.
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Oct. 15 - Fall Trout Season gets under way at 53 ponds, lakes and streams.
For more info & stocked locations, Check HERE Remember all anglers — including those using fly fishing gear who intend to release fish caught before Oct. 15 — must have a valid fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp unless exempt.
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- BULLFROG season runs through Oct. 15th Bullfrogs may be taken by hand, fishing pole and line fishing, landing net, bow & arrow or bow and spear or gig. A sport fishing license is required to harvest bullfrogs. Limits are 8 bullfrogs daily limit with 16 bullfrogs possession limit
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- For list of ADA accessible Fishing sites Check IDNR Places To Fish page for locations.
- For Bank Fishing Opportunities in Illinois that are easily accessible, visit IDNR Bank Fishing page
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NOTE: No person born on or after January 1, 1998, unless exempted by subsection (i),
shall operate a motorboat with over 10 horse power unless that person has a valid Boating Safety Certificate issued by the Dept of Natural Resources or an entity or organization recognized & approved by the Dept.
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Non-motorized watercraft, including canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, or sail boards in Illinois, are no longer required to be titled/registered in Illinois, unless the vessels have a motor or sail. Non-motorized watercraft owners are required to purchase an Illinois Water Usage Stamp for each calendar year..
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* The 2016 Illinois Fishing Information guide is available online at IDNR website
* We have listed a few in our area that we have found in the reports below, but you still need to check and read the signs posted at lakes to be sure..
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- ILLINOIS RIVER
- - Near STARVED ROCK and South downstream: to Near HENRY :
- The River has been dropped
- Catfish are FAIR-GOOD on dip baits and cut baits
- Sauger are picking up around Senachwine area and along flats on trolled crankbaits and jigging minnows.
- Only a few WhiteBass recently and could improve..
- And some Crappie caught too..
 
 
 
  - Isaac caught this Nice Crappie
  over weekend on River
  in slack water area with brush


  -   NORFORK LAKE in Arkansas
For current reports or to set up an Awesome fishing trip (we highly recommend), check Tom Reynolds of STR Outfitters at www.stroutfitters.com
- Here is latest Report from Tom:   This past week we finally had some rain, the east side the creeks are muddy with lots of debris, the water coming in from the creeks is very cool. The front of Bennett´s Bayou creek is 82 degrees and the incoming water is 73 degrees. The new water has changed the dynamics of the Norfork Lake.
I have been fishing in the area of the dam for stripers in 32 to 35 foot of water early all morning long. All week long the stripers have stayed in that range.
When I am about to finish fishing I dump my remaining live shad into the lake and the stripers will usually explode around my boat but the last two days not one striper has come up. The marks I am seeing are now Catfish and we have been catching them each day.
The stripers are moving out of the area, I plan on pre-fishing Diamond Bay and the Robinson Point area. That is the first place they will show up.
I also plan on fishing the state line area. With the cold water coming into the lake, the stripers should make a run up the lake and start their fall feed.
I took out 2 couples for a 2 day striper trip recently and we started each day fishing near the dam and caught and missed a few stripers. The bite is very slow and not very hard. The stripers will hit the bait and then come back and pull the rod but not hard. Most times we would miss the fish since they were only holding the bait and not biting it.
On Sunday Donna had the hot hand as she had figured out the bite and was hooking the fish and had her limit within the first 2 hours. We did not catch anymore stripers but did catch catfish.
I really feel the stripers are migrating and the next big rain will really get them moving.
The fall bite should start anytime and will continue this way into November.
Make your plans on the web with www.FishNorfork.com for everything Norfork Lake!
Be sure to read our Fall Striper tactics, the article can be found on the NorforkLakeChamber.com website.
- Tom Reynolds has fished Lake Norfork for over 35 years and guides out of Tracy Ferry Marina; you can reach him at  www.stroutfitters.com   or 870-421-1541 or on Facebook AND - Be sure to check out Tom´s Summer Striper Tactics article!
** Reading these Norfork reports it is hard to know the time and work involved to get & keep bait to be able to catch these awesome fish, but We can verify the time and how much work it is for a live bait fishing guide as we spent 2 days with Tom from start to finish of day to understand "A day as a Guide" and all the time and work involved.   Read our full STORY HERE


ANDERSON LAKE - Site Office 309-759-4484
- - THIS AREA Will be CLOSED TO BOAT FISHING in Main Lake from Oct. 15th (with last day to boat fish Oct. 14th) through Dec. 20th during waterfowl season with bank fishing Only allowed.

ARGYLE LAKE - In Argyle State Park SW of Macomb off US 136 309-776-3422
-- This is a " No Wake " Lake for those with motors over 10hp.
* * This is one of the sites to be stocked for Fall Trout Fishing Season

BANNER MARSH - 3 access points on Routes 24/9 3 mi. NE of Banner, with a 25HP limit. (309-647-9184)
* 2016 New Written Regs to clarify - Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . Protected Slot Length Limit with one fish greater than or equal to 18 inches and/or 2 fish less than 12 inches . . 3 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
- Craig says he got a lot of hits on a square bill crankbait Monday but mostly small Bass..
** THIS AREA Will CLOSE TO BOAT FISHING on Oct. 12th with last day to boat fish being Oct. 11th --
AND BANK FISHING ONLY ALLOWED AFTER 1PM   but   NO FISHING ALLOWED in EAST POINT ACCESS AREA, which is CLOSED TO ALL FISHING to provide a GOOSE REFUGE AREA during season till Feb. 1st - -

DAWSON LAKE - East of Bloomington Exit #149 on I-74, North through LeRoy 4-miles on CH21 then East at Moraine View State Park sign.
-- This is a " No Wake " Lake for those with motors over 10hp.
* 2016 New Regs = Walleye, Sauger or Hybrid Walleye (Saugeye) of 15 inch Minimum Length Limit with no more than 1 Fish greater than or equal to 20 inches; 3 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
- Bass were FAIR on plastics, crankbaits or spinnerbaits along weedlines..
- Bluegills were FAIR-GOOD on wax worms along weed edges
- Catfish were GOOD on dip bait & crawlers along edges
- Crappie were FAIR-SLOW and minnows working well recently
- Walleye/Saugeye were somewhat FAIR- at times trolling or drifting baits off deep points or breaks

DOUBLE T STATE FISH and WILDLIFE AREA (3 miles northwest of Canton)
-- This is a " No Wake " Lake
* * THIS LAKE IS CLOSED TO FISHING - As of OCT. 1st and remains Closed till Feb. 1st --

EMIQUON PRESERVE - Between Havana and Dickson Mounds Museum on IL Route 78
For more info and details on Emiquon, go to http://experienceemiquon.com
- No Reports from here..
* New permits are required for boating and fishing each year - are free and available at Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call The Nature Conservancy at (309) 547-2730.
- -Some of the site rules are: - No live bait except worms; - No bank fishing is allowed;
- No gas motors (not even on the boat) including ice augers.
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older and authorized by the minor´s parent or legal guardian.
- Boating and fishing are permitted between sunrise and sunset with additional restrictions applying:
* *No boating, fishing or ice skating access before 12:00 pm during waterfowl hunting season. Lake users should be aware that hunting might occur on the Preserve other times as well.
- - Check their site for updated rules or go to Official Site RULES file.

EVERGREEN LAKE - North of Bloomington to Exit #8 on I-39, and West just over 1-mile and turn left (south) at sign.
* This Lake has BOATING FEES and Evergreen Lake remains a 10 hp (or less) lake.
* 2016 New Bass Limit Regs = 3 Fish Daily Harvest Limit of 15 inch Minimum Length Limit..
-- COMLARA PARK VISITOR CENTER (309)434-6770.
- -FALL HOURS FOR EVERGREEN LAKE BAIT SHOP & BOAT RENTAL:
-- BAIT SHOP: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. DAILY
-- BOAT RENTAL: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. SAT. & SUN. ONLY
-- Water temps were running about 76 - 78
- Bass were FAIR with many small fish on plastics, jigs and spinnerbaits along heavy weed edges, timber & areas of rock
- Bluegills were FAIR on wax worms along weed edges.
- Not much reported on Catfish recently.?
- Crappie were SLOW-FAIR with most small fish but should improve soon
- Saugeye are SLOW-FAIR with a few caught in mornings on crawlers fished in 10 - 16 foot water
- WhiteBass were SLOW-FAIR on in-line spinners and jig/twister in deeper parts of lake
- Couple Bass anglers mentioned seeing Muskie follow baits.
- - A SOUTHERN PART OF EVERGREEN LAKE - AROUND DEER ISLAND and ALL OF SIX-MILE CREEK BAY IS CLOSED TO GAS MOTORS from Oct. 15th through JAN. 1st to allow resting areas for migratory waterfowl. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO STILL RUN A TROLLING MOTOR IN THESE AREAS ONLY.-

HEIDECKE LAKE -
- Not much reported on Bass - seems little SLOW
- Catfish were FAIR on dip baits and crawlers
- Couple Walleye caught on jig/crawler
* * The Last day of fishing for 2016 is Oct 4th when Lake will Close for season at end of day..

HENNEPIN-HOPPER LAKES - 2 miles South of Hennepin off IL Route 26, turn West on Road 810N and then next right.) * * LAKES are CLOSED for this season..
For the new rules & Regs you can READ HERE

LAKE BLOOMINGTON - North of Bloomington to Exit #8 on I-39, and East for 3 1/2-miles.
---This Lake does have a BOATING FEE and a 40hp limit and permit required.
* 2016 New Bass Limit Regs = 3 Fish Daily Harvest Limit of 15 inch Minimum Length Limit..
** The 3 Fish Daily Harvest Limit did not make the Regs Booklet, but signs at Lake will display New Limits.

-- Not much Reported recently but from last week:
- Bass were FAIR-SLOW on plastics, jigs and spinners off points with timber and along the weeds
- Catfish were FAIR on dip baits and crawlers in evenings
- Crappie were SLOW-FAIR on jigs and/or minnows fished or slow drifted in 12 - 16 foot water over brush
- Couple Hybrids reported last week early in morning on jig/twisters and roadrunner
* AND Good News For bait:  * Mike´s Minnow Bucket Bait Shop   2.7 miles west of I-39 in El Paso, IL on US 24     is OPEN for the season..!

LAKE EUREKA - This Lake is only 30 acres, and is a good place for the family and kids, a lake where the whole shore line can be fished, there is a boat ramp and ONLY trolling motor use is allowed and if boat has a Motor on it, you must have a City Motor Permit but still May Not start it for any reason.! (Remember - No Minnows fishing Allowed)
- Bass were FAIR-SLOW with mostly small fish on plastics, jigs and spinners
- Bluegills were somewhat FAIR but small on wax worms
* For bait, Check  * Mike´s Minnow Bucket Bait Shop   2.7 miles west of I-39 in El Paso, IL on US 24  ..!

LAKE SHELBYVILLE - Between Shelbyville and Sullivan - LAKE INFO LINE (217) 774-2020 and LAKE PROJECT OFFICE (217) 774-3951.
-- Lake level is just up a few inches -
- Bass were FAIR-SLOW and still scattered from deep and/or in shallow areas but should improve soon
- Catfish were FAIR-GOOD off flats on most baits early and late in day seems best and again some on trot lines.
- Crappie still little SLOW with few small fish on minnows over deep brush piles or trees - should improve with a cool down..
- Walleye/Sauger were FAIR-SLOW on jigs/crawler or crankbaits off flats.
- WhiteBass were SLOW-FAIR and somewhat scattered recently with some on jig/twister and spoons

McMASTER LAKE at - SNAKEDEN HOLLOW - - NW of Peoria, just 1 1/2 miles East of Victoria South off IL Route 167, and there is a 10HP limit. 309-879-2607
- Jack tells us last week he found the lake to be pretty clear and he caught several small Bass (12 inch or under) and a couple 17 inch fish on soft plastic baits..
** THIS AREA Will CLOSE TO FISHING for the Season on Oct. 10th with Last Day of Fishing on Oct. 9th -- reopens to fishing after central zone goose season ends, typically on February 1st each year.
-- THANKS Jack for sharing this report..!

PRAIRIE LAKE in Jim Edgar/ Panther Creek State F&W Area -
  -- This is a " No Wake " Lake for motors over 10hp
 
 
 
* Reminder of Partial Closures
 during Waterfowl Season
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- Lake is CLOSED from Nov. 1st to Jan. 15th
  to Fishing until after 12:01 PM
  on Wednesday & Saturday.

** If you are looking for a Great new place to stay while fishing or hunting at JEPC Park,
We recommend you check Plattner´s Ghost Hollow Lodge only 5 miles from the park, by
calling 217-458-2526 or 217-971-5256 or Click their logo on bottom right Sponsors section of this page
to Find Them on Facebook Make Sure to Contact Them for Directions ! - Tell them Larry sent you..!

REND LAKE -
-- The lake is still up and slowly dropping
  - Guide Ric Barth with Todd Gessner Outdoors Guide Service   (& Gun Creek Fin, Fur & Feathers Sportsmens Club) tells us Catfish were GOOD last week on Hoss´s Hawg Bait
- While planning to make a Fishing trip to Rend Lake, make sure to look into a stay at the new Gun Creek Fin, Fur & Feathers Sportsmens Club
- - Here is latest Fishing Report from US Army Corps who says:
- - "Please fish safely! Always buckle up your life jacket on the water! "   And:

 
  - Please use these collection stations for recycling monofilament fishing line
  provided at various locations around Lake.
 
  For more info feel free to contact the Rend Lake Project Office at
  11981 Rend City Road, Benton, IL 62812   or by phone at 618-724-2493.

SHABBONA LAKE -
- - This Lake has a 10-horsepower limit.
- Bass were FAIR on plastics, jigs, spinnerbaits along weed edges and near dam.
- Bluegills are somewhat FAIR along weed edges
- Catfish were FAIR on dip baits with couple nice fish caught over weekend
- Crappie are SLOW-FAIR with a few caught along weed edges early and mid-day around or over cribs
- Walleye were FAIR on jigs/minnows and couple on crankbaits

SPRING LAKE (South & North) - Just south of Pekin off Manito Blacktop, 5 miles northwest of Manito, and there is a 25HP limit. (309-968-7135)
- Bass were somewhat FAIR on plastics, jigs and spinners.
- Crappie were SLOW-FAIR with few small fish on jigs and/or minnows, but caught improve soon..
- Bluegills were FAIR with several small fish on wax worms or part crawlers
- Catfish were FAIR-GOOD for shore anglers on most baits..
**THIS AREA WILL BE CLOSED TO BOAT FISHING in Waterfowl Hunting Area ON OCT. 15th with Last Day to Boat Fish being Oct. 14th -- with BANK FISHING ALLOWED ONLY AFTER 1pm--
- AREAS THAT REMAIN OPEN TO BOATS ARE NORTH OF MAPLE ISLAND with ramp at north end at the Sky Ranch Road launch and IN PIKE HOLE with carry in boats --
and Shore Fishing is allowed in entire lake after 1pm in Hunting areas or at boat ramps all day..

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BALDWIN LAKE - Just north of Baldwin off Route 154. - site Office 618-785-2555
--- There is a 50hp motor limit
-- Hours April 16 - Oct 31: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- No New Report this past week..
A SOUTHERN PORTION OF LAKE Is CLOSED During Waterfowl Season from Nov 1st till Feb. 1st

BRAIDWOOD LAKE -
- Daily Hours are 6 a.m. - sunset
-- Water temps were in 80s
- Catfish were FAIR-GOOD on dip baits and shrimp.
-- Dale Bowman reported in the Chicago Sun-Times :
** The Last day of fishing is Oct. 11th and Lake will be CLOSED as of Oct. 12th for the season

CLINTON LAKE - Three miles east of Clinton off Route 10 or 54 Ph 217/935-8722.
A PORTION OF LAKE FROM ABOUT IP POINT UP TO 54 BRIDGE IS CLOSED
- Bass were somewhat FAIR last week on plastics, jigs and spinners around breaks or humps and off points.
- Bluegills remain FAIR on wax worms and part crawlers
- Catfish were FAIR-GOOD on cut shad and dip baits & shrimp along channel edges
- Crappie were FAIR-SLOW with many small right now on jigs and/or minnows over cover - should improve with cool down
- WhiteBass are FAIR on jig with minnows or twisters, bladebaits and in-line spinners off flats and at coves.
- Read a blog reporting some Hybrids caught below the spillway.
- Check with Joe of Ol´ Joe´s Bait and Tackle for latest reports and ALL your fishing needs (Including Fishing Licenses)- now Open 7 days a week 5 - 5.
* Ol´ Joe says the Bait Shop is FOR SALE as well as the Building next door, just give him a call at 217-935-6244 if interested..!
REMEMBER an easterly area of Clinton Lake (The Waterfowl Refuge Area) between the DeWitt Bridge East (CH14) and the Rt. 48 Bridge will CLOSE on October 10th and will re-open on MARCH 31st...
As of Sept. 19th - The dock at West Side boat access was still Closed pending repairs.
-- Contact Matt of Clinton Lake Catfish Guide Service to book trips through September with night or day trips available on Weekends. Call 217-855-8406 * Tell him Larry told you to call..
* A Great place to stay while at Clinton Lake is the Holiday Inn Express hotel,
  the newest hotel in Le Roy, IL   Just off I-74 between Bloomington and Champaign,
  only 17 minutes from Clinton Lake. Make your reservations today (309) 962-4439

COFFEEN LAKE - Southeast of Hillsboro off Rt 127 or south of Coffeen off Rt 185, site office 217-537-3351.
-- There is a 25hp motor limit.
* 2016 New Regs = Large or Smallmouth Bass.. 15 inch Minimum Length Limit.. 3 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
- No New Report this past week..
* During the Central Zone waterfowl season: No fishing north of the railroad tracks (upper pool) until after 1pm daily : Oct. 22nd through Jan. 31st

LAKE SPRINGFIELD - At Springfield off I-55 Exit 94 and go the east.
- Bass were FAIR on plastics, flukes, jigs and spinnerbaits
- Bluegills were somewhat FAIR at times on wax worms
- Catfish were Fairly GOOD on cut baits and dip baits
- Crappie were little SLOW with some on jig/minnow and should improve in week with cool down
- WhiteBass were FAIR-GOOD on KRAZY BLADES from Big Reds Bait and Tackle in Springfield.
-- Check with Trevor at Big Reds Bait and Tackle for your bait and current reports at 2193 Stevenson Drive in Springfield 62703 just a mile west from the lake dam. You can call them at (217) 679-1800
** While there, Check out his New baits and the KRAZY BLADES - One of the best White Bass, Walleye and Crappie Lures made ..! BigRedsBait.com

LaSALLE LAKE -
And Daily Hours reportedly will be 6 a.m. - sunset
** All fishermen must be off the lake by closing time each day. Hours may be adjusted due to staffing issues, so visitors should call ahead 815-357-1608 to confirm operating hours.
Visitors should adhere to all rules, regulations and direction from staff.
There is a wind warning system at LaSalle Lake, located on the tip of the internal dike that extends from the west shore. When the light of the wind warning system is flashing, no boats are to be launched and boats on the lake should find calm water and get off the lake when safe to do so.
-- Dale Bowman reported in the Chicago Sun-Times :
** The Last day of fishing is Oct. 15th and Lake will be CLOSED as of Oct. 16th for the season

NEWTON LAKE - 16-17 miles southeast of Effingham off Route 33.
-- No New Reports from here

POWERTON LAKE - One mile south of Pekin off Route 29 along Manito Blacktop.
---- site Office 309-968-7135
SUMMER HOURS through Sept. 30th: 6am-8pm   WINTER HOURS (Oct. 1st - April 30th): 8am - 4pm
- - THIS LAKE WILL CLOSE TO BOAT FISHING ON OCT. 15th (Last day for Boat fishing is Oct. 14th) and CLOSES TO SHORE FISHING and ALL FISHING ON OCT. 22nd (Last day for Shore fishing is Oct. 21st) and REOPENS TO SHORE FISHING ONLY ON DEC. 19th AND NO BOAT FISHING till FEB. 15th - -

SANGCHRIS LAKE - South of Springfield off I-55 Exit 82 - go east on Route 104 about 10 miles.
-- Lake has a 25HP limit, Lake site office # 217/498-9208 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
-- Check with Trevor at Big Red´s Bait and Tackle for current reports at 2193 Stevenson Drive in Springfield on your way to lake..
- Bass were FAIR on plastic, jigs and spinnerbaits around cover or weed edges
- Bluegills were FAIR-SLOW on waxies with more from west arm up to spillway
- Catfish were FAIR on most baits
- Crappie are little SLOW with a few on minnows over/around deep cover
* * THE WEST and EAST ARMS OF LAKE and Small AREA NEAR DAM ARE CLOSED DURING WATERFOWL SEASON to boat traffic effective Oct. 12th (last day to boat fish will be Oct. 11th) through Jan. 31, 2016 (during this time fishing boat traffic is permitted in the center hot arm only).


- LINKS or Other Lake Reports outside Central Illinois. -

- For Chicago area and southern to central Wisconsin Fishing Reports check out the
Chicago Sun-Times Outdoors section by  Dale Bowman


- MARK TWAIN LAKE in Missouri
---Check Out The Fishing Reports from the Good people at South Fork Resort


- NORFORK LAKE in Arkansas
For current reports or to set up a fishing trip (we would recommend), check STR Outfitters at www.stroutfitters.com
--- View STR Outfitters Facebook page click here for real time up to date each day or read Tom´s fishing blog here at http://stroutfitters.blogspot.com

If you are thinking of Fishing or Hunting this year
Check the Reports & specials from Tom Reynolds of STR Outfitters


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