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Herald & Review article   we were part of on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat
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Mentioned in: March ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49
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And Terry Brown´s Pantagraph Article

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East Peoria, IL Weather Forecast
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We appreciate all who visit and read the events, articles, reports and other fishing related items.

- Enjoy the Fall Outdoors -

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.

Oct.   10th   -   14th


- Kansas City Fisherman Sets New State Record With 100 pound Flathead. Check out the STORY & PHOTO

- Illinois Urges Precaution – Potential For Exposure To Toxins In Ohio River.

- Missouri Man Sentenced for Wildlife (Fish) Trafficking Read this REPORT

- Blue Catfish Harvested at Little Grassy Fish Hatchery READ ARTICLE

- Fall Transition (from a couple years ago) VIDEO
* New IDNR Fishing Tournament Permitting System now Online Tournament organizers will be able to apply for a permit and enter catch data online.. Read this IDNR New Release for full details..
- Fall Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing - Only Season is underway on 9 select sites marked with * listed in this News Release along with FULL DETAILS. No trout may be kept during the fly fishing-only period, but anglers can keep trout after the opening of the regular fall trout season beginning Oct. 17.
Oct 12 - Illinois High School Muskie Tournament sponsored by Shawnee Muskie Hunters Chapter of Muskies, Inc. on Kinkaid Lake. Full details, rules & entry form CLICK HERE
Oct 17 : Friends of EverBloom - Lakes Fest: Their Fall event is from 1:00 - 9:00pm at Evergreen Lake. Click HERE for Full Details, bring your family out for a day of entertainment at Evergreen Lake! Visit on web at and find them on Facebook
Oct. 17 - Illinois Fall Trout Season Opens at 5 a.m. on 53 select ponds, lakes and streams throughout state listed in this News Release along with full details. All anglers must have a valid fishing license and Inland Trout Stamp, unless under the age of 16, blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces. The daily catch limit for each angler is five trout.   Anglers are reminded to check the opening time of their favorite trout fishing location prior to going.
Use light gear, 6-pound line, a split shot with a small bait hook or even small ice jigs with small baits such as wax worms, a piece of worm PowerBait, prepared trout baits, cheese, kernels corn or red worms under tiny floats. Also try a small spinners, Roostertails or trolled crankbaits.

  * Visit the IDNR website for Illinois law requirements, class info,
and for couple Online Self-Study Course options.
* All children under age of 13 must wear a PFD on vessels less than 26 feet in length
when underway, unless they are below decks in an enclosed cabin..



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-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
-- With Autumn here - we have some tips
for those who are as excited as we are for
- Fall can be a great time for Crappie and we think even better than spring as there are fewer cold front, winds and temps are pleasant.
There is less pressure or traffic on the lake and you have the bonus of Wonderful Fall Colors.
With the cooler water temps, you will find Crappie at different depths during their transition.
Start by look for breaks at depths from 5 - 10 foot with cover, fish a minnow or jig or jig/minnow and bump the cover.
Once you catch a Crappie, mark the depth (say 8 foot) and maintain that depth while fishing and maybe use bobber at precise depth.
- Fall Crappie Targeting - Watch the VIDEO (a little promoting but some tips too)
** 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..

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

  - Fish Facts: 1909 - Horton Manufacturing Co. of Bristol, CT begins making tubular telescopic steel rods with one variety that still evokes the most interest from collectors is the rod with the line running through it, instead of through outside mounted guides. These rods were still popular enough to be listed in catalogs in the 1930s and steel rods remained popular into the 1950s
To carry this a little further: August 14, 1916 Horton manufacturing company acquires rights to Meeks reels thus Horton entered the reel business. In 1916 they went from having no reels in their catalogs to being the manufacturer of the most famous fishing reel name in America. In mid 1940s the Meek name was finally dropped from their catalogs.

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 2015-2016 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in Final PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in the guide are effective through March 31, 2016.
You can read or print a copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)

  - Fishing Tale/Story: Measurement of Fish.? Most common parameters used in determining the length of a fish are: the distance from the center of the tail of the fish, while hooked, to the tip of the fishing rod; or from the snout to the end of the landing net; or from the gills of a fish held in the hand to the angler´s elbow if he holds it horizontally or his feet if he suspends it vertically.


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.

Get out and catch some October Crappie.!

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