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Herald & Review article on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat
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March ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49
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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.

June   27th   and   July   2nd   -   6th


- IDNR Announces Chinook Salmon Stocking Reduction. News Release
- It is Official the IDNR will OPEN 3 Illinois State Museums on Sat, July 2, 2016 which includes the Dickson Mounds Museum near Lewistown with admission fees.
Read the full News Release

- IDNR Announces Summer Urban Fishing Clinics providing FREE instruction and Fun for Kids. Read this News Release for details, more info and locations.
June 25 - Spring Valley Walleye Club "Swap your Stuff" Day   Buy-sell-trade! at Barto Landing 8:00am – Noon   * Public invited but only Club members can display goods!
July 16 - Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Roundup Bowfishing Tournament.
 For all the Info, READ RELEASE and/or READ FLYER
- Good article by our friend Terry Brown at the Pantagraph: Knowing rules a key when boating, fishing.
- BULLFROG season is underway through August 31 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 and 8 bullfrogs daily limit with 16 bullfrogs possession limit

Check Your Boat Registration: The IDNR reminds boat owners in Illinois to check their three-year boat registration/decal and renew their registration if it expires on June 30, 2016. For more info on Renewing, check online at
or by calling 1-866-867-3542

Looking for a Boat, Trolling motor or Fishing Gear & more..
Check our FOR SALE - Classified ADS page.


  * Visit the IDNR website for Illinois law requirements, class info & more..
* For future class dates & locations by County - Click HERE (they make updates frequently)
- We highly recommend taking a boating safety course - maybe get a discount on insurance.



 YOUR Boating Headquarters 


For a Good getaway, piece of paradise at Kentucky Lake, or Great Business Opportunity for income while enjoying the outdoors and Good fishing;
  Contact   High Ridge Resort


After a day on Lake
See Amy Morrison
For Hair appointment

  Concealed Carry Training?
Exercise your
2nd amendment right !

Visit Uftring Weston Chevy Cadillac in Peoria today and
find the perfect Chevy Truck to handle all your gear   & friends.

-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- The most important tip anyone can offer is maintaining sharp hooks no matter what the fish,
the lure or the presentation. You can not have too sharp a hook!
- Bass are very structure oriented even when they are in the shallows, relating to some type of depth change.
When you do catch a Bass, use your GPS to mark the spot since they are there for a reason.
This will help you find more places on the lake just like that one.
- If the lake you are fishing has docks, be sure to pitch or skip a worm grub or jig/creature bait around
or under those docks and retrieve them slowly, bumping into stumps, weeds and other cover.
- With all the electronics anglers are using plus other items too, there is considerably increased power usage
that can drain your starting battery fast. Concerned with this a few years ago, I started carrying a set of jumper cables
long enough to jump our starting battery with the trolling motor deep-cycle batteries. Lately we heard of anglers
running two 12-volt, marine batteries in parallel which maintains a 12-volt system but increases longevity.
To do it right, use a couple Heavy-duty jumpers (6 or 8-gauge) & hook the batteries positive-to-positive and negative-to-negative.
** 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..   Get Out and ENJOY..!

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

  - Fish Facts: 1938 - MEPPS SPINNER : After a World War II GI gave Todd Sheldon a handful of Mepps spinners that he later used
and caught a limit. He traced the spinners to France where Andre´ Meulnart invented them in 1938 and he ordered several boxes
and began selling them. As word got out on these fish-catching flashing new spinning lure, by 1960, Sheldon obtained North American distribution rights.
  In 1972 he purchased Mepps France and the company now markets a wide variety of lures for various species of fish..

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 New 2016 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in the guide are effective through March 31, 2017.
You can read or print a copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)
* One change to take note of is Illinois Free Fishing Days for 2016
will be during the Father´s Day weekend on June 17-20.

  - Fishing Tale/Story: GEAR - Anything you really wonder why you bothered to bring,   or
whatever would have come in very handy if you had not left it at home..


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.

Fishing was Good for us last week in NW Wisconsin
Crappie & Bluegills and the Bass were lots of FUN.!
Almost forgot, some small Pike too...

For More Fishing photos,     or Check on our Fishing Reports page..

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