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]
Most any dedicated crappie angler knows the arrival of the annual dogwood bloom always marks the start of the annual crappie bite. The rapidly warming waters trigger in this species an urge to begin...[Read More]
Despite the wet weather, it has only temporarily slowed the exceptional crappie fishing action at our area's large Corps of Engineer reservoirs. However, the return of springlike conditions promises...[Read More]
Though recent temperatures have been cooler than normal, anglers fishing the Carlyle Lake tailwaters are preparing for some truly hot action. Excellent catches of fish will soon be coming from this...[Read More]
Within a few weeks, virtually every area pond, lake, river and stream will begin offering good action for the popular bluegill. Local anglers are fortunate that most area waters boast a bountiful...[Read More]
With occasional spurts of cold weather still sweeping through the area, it seems odd to be announcing the start of the camping season. Still, the 2019 Carlyle Lake and Lake Shelbyville camping season...[Read More]
Though many of the lakes and ponds in the fall catchable trout season continue to produce catches of these popular fish, a new shipment of hard-fighting rainbow trout will soon arrive for some of these...[Read More]
If predictions by Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s fisheries biologists prove to be true, catfish anglers heading to Carlyle and Rend lakes are likely to have one of their best years...[Read More]
Illinois DNR Newsbits – February 2019 Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic: Plan to attend the annual National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic as the event comes to Illinois for the first time...[Read More]
RIVERBEND - It’s winter in Southern Illinois which means although it maybe colder out on the scenic hiking trails, there’s also more chance of spotting some of the annual migrating birds...[Read More]

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