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This Month Article
Get Ready For Spring

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  More of Our
Fishing Articles

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Articles By Friends

 Other   Features

This Month's TIP
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Some tips to help
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That New Boat

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East Peoria, IL Weather Forecast

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Mentioned in: 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.

March   27th mid-day   and   April   2nd   -   6th


- Check out this Bill Dance preview Video during construction of the new Bass Pro Shops in the Memphis Pyramid
- Angler snags Missouri state-record 140 pound paddlefish at north end of Table Rock Lake.
- South Dakota State Record Yellow Perch. Now I know why anglers going there..
READ STORY w/Photo Would be Really nice catching those Big Perch out there..
- The New Spring Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing-only season is underway at 9 site (3 more this year). Anglers must have a fishing license and Inland Trout Stamp, unless they are 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. For more details and site locations - Click Here
March 26 - Friends of EverBloom Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at Davis Lodge, Lake Bloomington The guest speaker will be Illinois DNR Fisheries Biologist Mike Garthaus
Check their web page and find them on Facebook

April 1st - a New 2015 Illinois Fishing licenses is required. Be sure to get yours at IDNR site or call 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648) or other permit vendors.
April 4 - Spring Trout Season gets under way at 5 a.m. on 46 ponds, lakes and streams throughout Illinois. There are additional bodies of water to be stocked and open to rainbow trout fishing for spring of 2015, and the new Spring Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing-only season that began March 21st. All anglers must have a fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp, unless they are 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.
For more details and site locations - Click Here
April 11 - Forrest Wood, the founder of Ranger Boats and outdoor legend, will speak at a fundraising dinner for the Jacksonville Rotary Club on at 5 p.m. at Hamilton’s in Jacksonville, Ill. Tickets for the dinner are $40 per person plus a service fee for online purchase along with a limited number of table sponsorships with preferred seating for eight people will also be available for $1,000. Tickets are available online at For more info, contact the Jacksonville Rotary Clus at 217-245-1137.
April 25 - Illinois State University Bass Team fundraiser tournament on Lake Bloomington.
Click HERE for Flier/Entry form..
May 30 - HOI Crappie Club - St. Jude Fundraiser Tournament on Evergreen Lake at Main ramp   Contact Tim Hanauer at 309-219-3346   or
For a Full 2015 Schedule, Rules, Regulations & Registration click HERE
  June 13 - Relay For Life – 8th Annual Open Bass Tournament
    on Lake Bloomington
  For Entry Form, Rules & Details CLICK HERE
  There will be Pulled Pork served after this event.!
  Questions call 309-261-3193 or e-mail


- Herald & Review article we enjoyed being interviewed for on Fish is a healthier alternative to meat.



  by American Premier Corp.
    We fish their Rods


  Read Our Field Test


Looking for a great getaway, a piece of paradise at Kentucky Lake, or a Great Business Opportunity to supplement your income while enjoying the outdoors and excellent fishing;

  Contact Jack & Jan at
  High Ridge Resort


After a day on Lake
See Amy Morrison
For Hair appointment

Concealed Carry Training?
We highly recommend -

Exercise your 2nd amendment right !

Professional Tax Help
Bob Rachowicz
call 309-922-6130





Illinois law requires persons at least 12 years of age and less than 18 years of age may only operate a motorboat if:
  - They have in possession a valid Boating Education Certificate of Competency issued by the Illinois DNR, Safety Education Division, or
  - They are accompanied on the motorboat and under direct control of a parent or guardian, or a person at least 18 years of age
designated by a parent or guardian.
* Visit the IDNR website for class info, and for couple Online Self-Study Course options.
For future class dates & locations of Illinois Safety Education Courses by County - Click HERE (they make updates frequently)
Remember, All children under the 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..

- - Below are some 2015 Boating Safety Education courses in Central, IL from the IDNR
- March 24 & 26 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at County Conservation Dist. Rock Springs Nature Center in Decatur -contact 217-423-7708
- April 11 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at IL Waterway Visitor Center, 950 N 27TH RD, in Ottawa, IL -contact ROBERT.J.PETRUNEY@USACE.ARMY.MIL
  Walk-in welcome day of class BY 9AM
- April 11 & 18 from 8:00am to 2:00pm at Lake Service Building, E. Lakeshore Dr, Springfield -contact 217-757-8660 Ext 1011
- April 18 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at Harbor Marina, Henry, IL -contact 309-635-1963
- May 2 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at Community Center, Lacon, IL -contact 309-635-1963
- June 27 from 8:00am to 5:30pm at Soldwedel Program Center, 207 McNaughton Park Rd, Pekin -contact DACKERMAN46@GMAIL.COM or 309-635-1963
    - We highly recommend taking a boating safety course and passing you may receive a discount on insurance, we did.

--As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.
  Here are some tips to help us
GET GEAR READY for that first fishing day this spring.
- Just after the ice is gone, crappie will start moving out of their deep water wintering holes
and stage along breaks near shallow spawning areas.
** 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: - The world record yellow perch (18 in., 4 lb. 3 oz.) was caught by Dr. C.C. Abbot in 1865 from New Jersey,
    and is the longest standing record for freshwater fish in North America.
  Anglers often refer to large yellow perch as "jumbo perch" or "jack perch"...

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.

  - Fishing Tale/Story: Thermometer   Handy portable temperature-measuring device that lets an angler instantly determine whether
    the fish are not biting because the water is too cold or the fish are not biting because the water is too warm..


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.

What a difference a week makes..
Last Monday with Awesome weather and mid-70 temps
we enjoyed being out on a lake catching Nice Crappie
but today - Cold & Freezing Rain..

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

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