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From walleyes to pike to panfish, the action on these waters will take up all your spare time this winter -- if the weather cooperates! (January 2006)Hunting Down Illinois' Hottest Ice-Fishing
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Hunting Down Illinois' Hottest Ice-Fishing

From walleyes to pike to panfish, the action on these waters will take up all your spare time

On our power-plant cooling lakes, the open-water winter fishing can be really hot. Come on along for the boat ride as we chase stripers, largemouths, catfish and a few other species. (January 2006)Illinois' Cooling-Lake Hotspots
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Illinois' Cooling-Lake Hotspots

On our power-plant cooling lakes, the open-water winter fishing can be really hot. Come on

Mark Fenske

Special regulations have obviously led to bigger smallmouths on northern Illinois' Rock River. So why then is the DNR dumping the entire management plan? See if you can figure it out!The Rock River Bass Battle
Bass

The Rock River Bass Battle

Special regulations have obviously led to bigger smallmouths on northern Illinois' Rock River.

The salmon and trout fishery on our Great Lake faces some serious challenges in the near future. You had better get out there while the getting's still good!Our Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook
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Our Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook

The salmon and trout fishery on our Great Lake faces some serious challenges in the near

We have some wonderful walleye waters, and in February we told you about our best rivers. This time we focus on the hottest walleye lakes in the Land of Lincoln.Illinois’ Top Walleye Lakes
Walleye

Illinois' Top Walleye Lakes

We have some wonderful walleye waters, and in February we told you about our best rivers. This

We have so many deer in our state that they are just dying to get into someone's freezer this winter. You can help them achieve that goal all around the Prairie State. (December 2005)Hunting Illinois' Late-Season Whitetails
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Hunting Illinois' Late-Season Whitetails

We have so many deer in our state that they are just dying to get into someone's freezer this

Daniel D. Lamoreux

Times are changing when it comes to goose hunting in southern Illinois, but our honker expert says you need to put the downstate hunt into perspective in order to be successful. (December 2005)South Zone Goose Hunting
Hunting

South Zone Goose Hunting

Times are changing when it comes to goose hunting in southern Illinois, but our honker expert

Illinois' pheasant chief expects rooster numbers to be about the same in 2005 as they were last year, and that's a good thing. But the long-term future doesn't look too bright for the birds.Pheasant Hunting In The Prairie State
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Pheasant Hunting In The Prairie State

Illinois' pheasant chief expects rooster numbers to be about the same in 2005 as they were

A record number of turkeys were killed in our state last autumn. Here's where you can take advantage of the Prairie State's booming bird numbers in 2005.Illinois' Fall Turkey Forecast
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Illinois' Fall Turkey Forecast

A record number of turkeys were killed in our state last autumn. Here's where you can take

Daniel D. Lamoreux

Sometimes public ground is the only option for many Illinois deer hunters. But that didn't stop John Sondag from arrowing a dandy buck last fall.A Public-Land Trophy Buck
Hunting

A Public-Land Trophy Buck

Sometimes public ground is the only option for many Illinois deer hunters. But that didn't

The Illinois suburbs of St. Louis have some mighty fine fishing for bass and other species. Here's how you can get in on the action.The Metro-East's Bass & More!
Bass

The Metro-East's Bass & More!

The Illinois suburbs of St. Louis have some mighty fine fishing for bass and other species.

Most Illinois anglers are aware of which lakes have the best fishing for largemouths. But these 10 lakes see little fishing pressure. The bass are waiting for you!10 Bass Lakes You've Never Heard Of
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10 Bass Lakes You've Never Heard Of

Most Illinois anglers are aware of which lakes have the best fishing for largemouths. But

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