Larry's Fishing Hole

Welcome to
Of Central Illinois

Fishing Reports
Update Feb. 1st
Fishing Tips
Product Reviews

Field Test Results
Places To Go  &
 Places To Stay

Fishin´ Gals
Fish ID &
Fishing Prospects



Classified ADS

- Boats, Fishing Gear
Trolling motor
Home   & more -

Area Tournament
Dates & Results

Catch & Release
Conversion Chart


This Month Article
That New Boat

- - - - - -
  More of Our
Fishing Articles

Articles By Friends

 Other   Features
Monthly TIP

Watch Video on
What to do if you fall through Ice
- - - - - -

 - - - - - - - - -
Herald & Review article on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat
- - - -
March ILLINOIS GAME & FISH magazine p49
- - - -
And Terry Brown´s Pantagraph Article

- - - - - -

East Peoria, IL Weather Forecast
- - - - - -



Larry's Fishing Hole of Central Illinois on the web
Thanks For Visiting Our Website !
We appreciate all who visit and read the events, articles, reports and other fishing related items.

a Safe & Happy 2016 !

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.

Feb   9th   -   10th   and   15th


- The MDNR has a great web page on Ice Safety with General ice thickness guidelines, Survival plan and a short video on "Using Ice Picks for Self Rescue"
Angler faces $24,000 fine for too many Bluegills READ STORY
Bald Eagle Events: View the Bald Eagles in Illinois during remaining events this winter. For event dates, more info & links to full details, Visit this Illinois Webpage
- Every time my friend from NW Wisconsin sends me photos of him Ice Fishing with his truck next to him on the Ice, I think of this VIDEO of Truck going through ice on Lake of The Woods
When looking for things-to-do yet during these remaining winter months,
  check the IDNR monthly calendar of events
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces changes in recreation day use fees
for 2016 -
READ RELEASE for details.
Through Feb 15 - Lake Shelbyville Christmas Tree Recycling Program After the holidays, donate trees for Fish Habitat Improvement Day at Lake Shelbyville. For Details, Collection sites
and contacts READ THIS ARTICLE
Feb 19 - Itch2Fish Winter Workshop at Eastview Christian Church in Normal, IL For more info and full details CLICK HERE or to pre-register, email Jason Probst at :
March 12 - 8th Annual Central Illinois Bassmasters Drawdown Fundraiser, with 250 tickets to be sold which raises money for their Kid´s Free Fishing Derbies in July. Come out 6:00pm to IL American Legion Hall in Rutland and support the local youth!

- Make your plans to attend a Show in your area -
- 2016 Sport & Fishing Show Schedule -

  * Visit the IDNR website for Illinois law requirements, class info & more..
- - Below are some 2016 Boating Safety Education courses in Central, IL from the IDNR

- Feb. 20   8:00am - 5:00pm at Latter-Day Saints Church, 2530 N Morton Ave, Morton - contact or 309-635-1963
- Feb. 27   8:00am - 5:00pm at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 313 N East St, Bloomington - contact or 309-635-1963
- March 25   8:00am - 5:00pm at Davis Lodge, Lake Bloomington - contact 309-826-0930
For future class dates & locations of Illinois Safety Education Courses by County - Click HERE (they make updates frequently)
- We highly recommend taking a boating safety course and passing you may receive a discount on insurance, we did.
    NOTE: As of January 1st, no person born on or after January 1, 1998, unless
exempted by subsection (i), shall operate a motorboat with over 10 horse power unless
that person has a valid Boating Safety Certificate issued by the Dept of Natural Resources
or an entity or organization recognized and approved by the Dept.
AND - No person under 10 years of age may operate a motorboat.


  by American Premier Corp.
    We fish their Rods

  Read Our Field Test


Want a Good getaway, piece of paradise at Kentucky Lake, or a Great Business Opportunity adding to your income while enjoying the
outdoors and Good fishing;
  Contact Jack & Jan at
  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.
Visit us today at

Professional Tax Help
Bob Rachowicz
call 309-922-6130

-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
- Here are some tips to
Keep Your Fishing Season Going
- During cold & off months, here is something to check out:
* Too much "play" between your trailer coupler & the ball hitch, can result in more than a headache from clunking sounds.
If the fit of your trailer coupler and the ball on your tow vehicle is too loose, the coupler could work loose
from or "jump" the ball, leaving only the safety chains to keep the tow vehicle and trailer connected.
If you feel you had this problem last time out last year, HERE is the FIX
- The key to cold water fishing is a Slow presentation and keep it simple.
** 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..

  ..· `·. ><((((º> ..· `·. .· `·. ><((((º> ,.· `·. ..· `·. ><((((º>
Do Not Forget - - FISHING IS MEANT TO BE FUN - -

  - Fish Facts: Lure Names: Some of the most popular lures have peculiar naming histories. The best-know lure-naming story is that of the Dardevle, a red-and-white spoon which originally was called the Daredevil. But because of the fears that religious types would object to the association of the Devil with a fishing lure, the spelling was changed..

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: Big fish rumors - A persistent one is of a huge catfish that clamped down on some unfortunate´s arm and drowned him. No one ever has seen it, but many know someone who knew someone whose cousin was there when it happened..


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.

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

E-mail me at :

[home]  [fishing reports]  [tips]  [product review]  [places]
[fishin gals]   [fishing prospects]  [links]  [classified]
  [tournaments]  [catch & release chart]

We at Larry´s Fishing Hole make every effort to prepare this site as accurately as possible. However, errors can occur by us as humans or by other outside circumstances.
We apologize for any inconvenience these errors may have caused.

" Thanks for visiting . . . May God Bless You & Keep You Safe "
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path and crown your efforts with success.
Proverbs 3:5-6


© 1998-2016 Larry´s Fishing Hole. All rights reserved.