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Thanks For Visiting Our Website !
We appreciate all who visit & read the events, articles, fishing reports & other fishing related items.
WE WISH YOU & YOUR FAMILY
a Safe & Good Fishing Season

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.

BEST FISHING DAYS FOR NEXT WEEK or so:
April   23rd at Dawn & Dusk   and   28th   -   30th

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS, NEWS or VIDEOS:

- Make your 2018 Illinois State Park Campsite reservations now. Just go to Reserve America website and be all set for your camping/fishing trips in the months ahead.
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- State giving Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville another shot
   
and should know on April 24th
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- IDNR Releases Asian Carp Final Report and Action Plan
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- Remember to get your 2018 Fishing Licenses. Check this IDNR Site
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* Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season is still underway at 54 stocked sites in IL
- You will need a Fishing Licenses & Inland Trout Stamp - Details & Site Locations
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   - May 6 - Relay For Life – 11th Annual Open Bass Tournament
   - at Lake Bloomington (Lunch provided after tournament)
  * Click HERE for Full Details and Entry Form (copy & print)
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   - May 12th - Exelon´s 17th Annual Fishing for a Cure Benefiting
  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago
at Braidwood Lake.
  * Full Details, Entry Form & more found HERE
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June 1st - 3rd : Fishing for Freedom event at Quincy, IL, to honor our Wounded Warriors with a wonderful day on the river. Volunteer Boaters Are Key To Making This Event Successful!   They need boaters.! To become a boater,  visit:   HERE
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  "Be a Hero - Transport Zero."   Stop the Spread of Invasive Species !
  Remove, Drain, Dry, Your Boat Every Time   Learn more HERE
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 - For Bank Fishing Opportunities in Illinois that are easily accessible,
    visit IDNR Bank Fishing page
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* HB 5278 - 5 YR HUNTING & FISHING LICENSE - View Bill´s Synopsis & Progress

    ------------------------- OTHER THINGS TO DO ------------------------

- Check out these amazing time-lapse videos of Illinois´ Great State Parks



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MONTHLY TIPS
-- As Fisherman, we must stick together and share fishing tips with others.

- Do not use tap water in your boat batteries as it contains chlorine, iron or salt that
will harm the battery. Use distilled or de-ionized water and do not put anything else
into it, just keep it full, keep it clean and keep it fully charged..

* Before you launch your boat, be sure to check important things:
such as Install the Drain Plug and Remember to Be Courteous at the ramp
do your preparing the boat before you even get in line on the ramp.
Last thing you should do is Remove the Bow Strap once trailer wheels are at the water.
Here is good video
Launching & Retrieve a boat by yourself
Lots of Great Key points: Hands on bottom of steering wheel when backing, put truck in neutral.
* When retrieving, we like to back down to fully wet bunks than pull up to fenders just out of water.
This makes the boat slide better on bunks that are all wet.

- Here are some tips for Selecting Your Tackle & Gear

** 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..  

-- SAFE BOATING CLASS IN ILLINOIS --
- We recommend taking a boating safety course - may get a discount on insurance.

- April 28th & May 19th & June 23rd & July 14th & Aug 18th   8:30am-5:00pm,
IL Waterway Visitor Center, 950 North 27 Rd, Ottawa - to Register call 815/667-4054

* For future class dates & locations by County -
Click HERE (they make updates frequently)

* Looking to save some money on your next fishing trip?
Make sure to browse timeshare resales for sale and rent by owner.
Timeshare resales that are for sale and rent by owner are
typically 70% off the price you´d pay at a resort or vacation home directly.
There are several timeshare resales available for rent around the Lake of the Ozarks.



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


  - Fish Facts:   Fly Rod - Outdoorsman Hiram Lewis Leonard and founder of the H.L. Leonard Rod Company, became pioneer of
    the modern bamboo fly rod around 1869. He did this by making a lighter, better-tapered blank designed to cast in balance
    with the new silk lines that replace braided horsehair. He has been regarded as the father of the modern fly rod.


 Did You Know the State of Illinois offers Awards for Big Fish, for Catch-and-Release and a Spear/Bow Fishing Award categories & more.
 Check I Fish Illinois site awards page www.ifishillinois.org/awards/open_award.html for details & where you can fill-in and print certificate.


* The New 2018 Illinois Fishing Information guide is now available in PDF format
on the IDNR website . Regulations in this guide are effective from April 1, 2018
through March 31, 2019.
You can read or print a copy (This is a huge file so be prepared)

* There are some NEW LIMIT REGS for 2018 at a few Lakes, CHECK them out. *


  - Fishing Tale/Story:   FISHING MAGAZINE - Just a little something to keep the fisherman busy when he´s not fishing,
talking about fishing, watching fishing shows on TV or shopping for fishing gear..

GET HOOKED ON FISHIN !
and
SHARE THE FUN !

Tomorrow is never promised. Appreciate today !




White Bass getting active on flats.!

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Fisherman´s Prayer
God grant that I may live to fish until my dying day, and when the final cast is made and life has slipped away,
I pray that God ´s great landing net will catch me in its sweep, and in his mercy, God will judge me big enough to keep.
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