Known to many as one of the top largemouth bass lakes in the midwest, Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks draws thousands of bass anglers every year. In fact, Bassmaster Magazine recently listed Lake of...[Read More]
Local fishing enthusiasts with a hankering to catch catfish are truly blessed. Few areas of our state have more angling opportunities for this species than right here in the River Bend. And even...[Read More]
Catfish on the rocks might sound a bit like some sort of Cajun cocktail, but for anglers at Carlyle Lake it takes on a whole different meaning. It's nearly catfish spawning time at Carlyle and other...[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]
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]

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