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Few, if any, Illinois waters can boast the diverse aquatic habitat found along the Illinois River. Along with the actual river and its navigational pools, the Illinois River watershed includes tailwater...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced it has elected to cancel all waterfowl blind drawings for 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Existing...[Read More]
Catfish on the rocks might sound a bit like some sort of Cajun cocktail, but for anglers It's catfish spawning time at Carlyle and other lakes throughout the state. Anglers here know these fish move...[Read More]
To say the catfish bite at our Corps of Engineer reservoirs is hot may even be something of an understatement. Boat anglers, as well as those fishing the shoreline, are enjoying excellent success...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,800 wild turkeys during the 2020 Spring Turkey Season. This year’s preliminary harvest total compares...[Read More]
As more of the state lakes open after the virus pandemic, the month of May typically brings exciting panfish action to many downstate Illinois waters. However, cooler than normal temperatures and a...[Read More]
Among many of Illinois varied angling fans, fishing for catfish is considered something of a lazy-man's sport. These poor misguided anglers think catching these fish merely means loafing along some...[Read More]
In China, 2020 is considered the Year of the Rat. For local crappie anglers, however, 2020 is proving to be the Year of the Minnow. A statement like this typically again triggers the long-standing...[Read More]
The old tune about the merry month of May would be a appropriate theme song for anglers this month - particularly if they are crappie fishermen. According to reports, the time is now to gra...[Read More]
The recent period of wet weather has only temporarily slowed the exceptional crappie fishing action at our area's large Corps of Engineer reservoirs. However, the return of springlike conditions...[Read More]

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