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Prairie State Papermouths

Crappie enthusiasts know that the spring spawning season is one of the best times of the year

Small Waters For Lunker Largemouths

Some of the heftiest Illinois largemouths come from our smallest public waters! Here are some

Illinois' Super Striper Spots

These shad-eating machines prowl a number of Illinois waters, providing excitement for any

Don Gasaway

The Carterville Crappie Connection

Fred Washburn has fished for crappies around Carterville most of his 66 years, cashing more

Southern Illinois' 'Other' Bass Factories

The southern portion of the Prairie State offers up plenty of fine, less-known largemouth

Don Gassaway

Illinois' Eye-popping Walleye Lakes

The Prairie State's 'Super 6 ' lakes . . . where walleye fishing is better than

River Cats!

Pursued from shorelines or boats, the catfish in Illinois rivers bring the battle to you!

Illinois Family Fishing Road Trips

Trying to decide where to take your brood fishing this summer? Visit a few of these hotspots

Muskie Mania In Illinois

You won't need to cast 10,000 times to catch a muskellunge or two from these select state

Going Crazy Over Great Lake Cohos

The heat of summer may drive you crazy, but so will the fast-action coho fishing on Lake

Prairie State Fishing Calendar

Here's our annual year-round look at Illinois' best fishing for each month of the year.

Illinois' Fabulous Crappie Outlook

From north, central and south -- and all points in between -- here's where you'll find some of

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