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Fishing for crappies is almost an obsession for some anglers in Illinois. If you're one who lives for catching slabs, give these waters a try. (April 2006)Sleeper Spots For Prairie State Papermouths

Sleeper Spots For Prairie State Papermouths

Fishing for crappies is almost an obsession for some anglers in Illinois. If you're one who

Mark Fenske

If you think a largemouth bass or a catfish can fight hard, you should try doing battle with a striped bass on these waters. You'll be hooked for life! (April 2006)Illinois' Supercharged Stripers

Illinois' Supercharged Stripers

If you think a largemouth bass or a catfish can fight hard, you should try doing battle with a

Mark Fenske

Some Illinois anglers go on out-of-state fishing trips to catch bass. What the heck are they thinking? We have plenty of big bucketmouths just waiting for a lure right here! (March 2006)The Prairie State's Lunker Largemouths

The Prairie State's Lunker Largemouths

Some Illinois anglers go on out-of-state fishing trips to catch bass. What the heck are they

Mark Fenske

Our state is so lengthy, you could be ice-fishing in northern Illinois and tossing spinnerbaits downstate -- all in the same day! Our angling expert tracks the hot bites for the next 12 months. (February 2006)Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

Our state is so lengthy, you could be ice-fishing in northern Illinois and tossing

It sure is a lot of fun catching a mess of crappies, and right about now, the bite is heating up on these waters. (February 2006)Hotspots For Prairie State Papermouths

Hotspots For Prairie State Papermouths

It sure is a lot of fun catching a mess of crappies, and right about now, the bite is heating

Mark Fenske

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Zone Goose Hunting

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

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