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GOOD FISHING !

We make REGULAR UPDATES to our FISHING REPORTS, current Events, our tips, new facts, trivia, and best fishing days along with PRODUCT TEST Reviews & FISHING ARTICLES and will update any significant fishing information.
So come back, visit us often and click your refresh or reload button to assure you have the latest info available to us.

We want this to be your one stop complete information center for Central Illinois Fishing.
And for you Ladies, don't forget to check out Linda´s FISHINGALS section.
If you have any suggestion or questions feel free to let us know by e-mail address at bottom.


BEST FISHING DAYS FOR NEXT WEEK or so:
July   24th   -   28th   and   on Aug   3rd & 4th at Dawn & Dusk


UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS and NEWS:

July 26 - The McLean County Department of Parks & Recreation will be holding the Take A Kid Fishin´ Tournament at Evergreen Lake/COMLARA Park from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Cost is just $10.00 per adult/child team and $5.00 for each additional child. Kids must be between 4 and 12 years of age. There will be prizes awarded for first through fifth place, and EVERY kid participating will get a grab bag of fishin´ goodies. Fishing poles available for use at no cost, and bait will be provided or you can bring your own. You can register the morning of the event from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. For more information you can call us at (309)434-6770, or e-mail us at parks@mcleancountyil.gov
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- Havana may land a deal for a Fish Processing Plant
  Read full story in this Daily Ledger Report
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- August, 2014 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays & 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years.
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- A Video on catching Largemouth Bass in Central Park (sometimes you may have to refresh this video)
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- Mike Conlin (Retired-Illinois DNR Fisheries Chief) has started an online petition to
"Stop The Proposed Project Endangering Emiquon Preserve".
Mike urges us all to read and signing the petition.   It is very easy to do..
.. just Click on this Link to view the petition and sign on to support this effort.
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Aug 1 & 2 - The Original Redneck Fishing Tournament on Illinois River at Bath, IL
For details visit   http://www.originalredneckfishingtournament.com
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Aug 7 - Southern Illinois Miners Hunting & Fishing Night Featuring Matt & Taylor Drury of Drury Outdoors & Outdoors Channel 13.. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
at Rent One Park stadium home of The Southern Illinois Miners is a Professional Baseball Team in Marion, IL ( located at I-57 and Route 13 in Marion, IL ) -- View FLYER for contact info..
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- There are a lot of great ways to Celebrate Summer Outdoors in Illinois such as State Parks and Great Events for Vacations, Weekend Getaways, and Family Fun
Aug. 8 - Aug. 17 in Central Illinois at Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair, Springfield: Free activities for families, including youth fishing clinics, youth archery, and wildlife, mines and minerals, fisheries, state park, and natural heritage displays
For more events, visit this DNR Page
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- BULLFROG season is underway and runs through Aug 31 Bullfrogs may be taken by hand, fishing pole and line fishing, landing net, bow & arrow or bow and spear or gig. You must have a sport fishing license and limits are 8 bullfrogs daily limit with 16 bullfrogs possession limit


- Watch our Fishing Reports page for Fishing photos.

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- Three New Laws go into effect Jan. 1, 2015 to help Improve Safety and Education in Illinois´ Waterways making outdoor recreation safe and enjoyable for everyone.
The three new laws expand boating safety education, improve safety and awareness of water skiers and tubers and increase penalties for those who operate watercraft under the influence.
Senate Bill 3434 allows for the seizure of a watercraft used in the commission of certain offenses related to operating under the influence. The new rules bring penalties for boating under the influence more in line with those for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Senate Bill 3433 requires all persons born after Jan. 1, 1998 to take and pass a boating safety course validated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and hold a valid boating safety certificate before they can operate a motorboat with an engine over 10 horsepower.
Senate Bill 2731, which mandates that the operator of any watercraft that is towing a person, such as a water skier or tuber, must display a bright orange flag measuring not less than 12 inches per side. The flag must be displayed from the time the person to be towed leaves the boat until that person returns to the boat at the conclusion of the activity.
So far in 2014, there have been 16 reported boating fatalities on Illinois waterways. Increased boating safety education and responsible boating practices may have prevented many of these fatalities.
 



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MONTHLY TIPS

--As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- In going with our Facts on the Jitterbug that is a staple in the tacklebox of many bass anglers, we find it particularly favored for fishing at dawn and dusk along with calm nights.   Also, a slow and steady retrieve will produce best. And had been said you can lure fish out of lily pads or stumps by twitching the Jitterbug erratically..
- The phrase good-things-come-in-small-packages refers to the Bluegill called panfish for good reason as they are tasty. Summer time is a great time to kick-back and enjoy catching these willing bait grabbers as they are in shallow and active. Panfish or Bluegill are great fish to target when taking youngsters or newcomers out to enjoy the sport of fishing. A small jig with a small grub fished near bottom along weeds and fallen trees or brush will draw bites. And adding a wax worm or Fizards will more than surely attract a bite.
If you have a successful day catching, be sure to keep just what you will eat of these tasty fish for a fish fry as they do breed often and with some conservation on bigger fish the small fish numbers can be kept in check and there will be healthier and bigger fish for years to come.
Another thing to do is to experiment more this year with lures or baits, presentation and maybe even new places or different fish species.
Adding a sonar unit to your bag of trick can also make a big difference.
* - With this hot weather,
Night Fishing is a great way to escape the summer heat and crowds..
** Support our local Bait Shops to assure they will be there when we need them for fresh, lively baits and current fishing info as well as latest tackle - Just a Thought..
- - BE SAFE & GOOD FISHING - -
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Do Not Forget - - FISHING IS MEANT TO BE FUN - -


 
  - Fish Facts: - In 1893 Fred Arbogast was born in Akron, Ohio and became a competitive caster winning
  many world titles, but it was his lure-making that left his biggest mark. He had made several lures, however,
  the most original or enduing was his wobbling surface plug with the wide metal lip of 1938 - The Jitterbug..

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 Illinois.org site or the awards page www.ifishillinois.org/awards/open_award.html for details and where you can fill-in and print certificate.


* The 2013-2015 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in PDF format on the IDNR website . Regulations in the guide are effective April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015.
You can read or print your copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)

Fishing Tale/Story: - Perch - Popular panfish found in a number of habitats, OR - Standing place, such as a slippery bank, wet rock, or rickety dock, from which as angler was fishing shortly before they unexpectedly entered the fishes habitat..

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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.




We found the Bass to be FAIR last Thursday during the mid-day minor period..

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


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