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Prairie State hunters who brave the elements in January can get plenty of bang for their buck! (January 2009)Last Call For Canada Geese

Last Call For Canada Geese

Prairie State hunters who brave the elements in January can get plenty of bang for their buck!

Crappie enthusiasts know that the spring spawning season is one of the best times of the year to target these feisty and tasty panfish. (February 2009)Prairie State Papermouths

Prairie State Papermouths

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

Some of the heftiest Illinois largemouths come from our smallest public waters! Here are some of our state's best small public largemouth lakes.  (March 2009)Small Waters For Lunker Largemouths

Small Waters For Lunker Largemouths

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

Turkey hunters face a very mature flock this season and will have to use all the savvy they can muster to be successful. (March 2009)Talkin' Turkey

Talkin' Turkey

Turkey hunters face a very mature flock this season and will have to use all the savvy they

These shad-eating machines prowl a number of Illinois waters, providing excitement for any angler lucky enough to hook one. (April 2009)Illinois' Super Striper Spots

Illinois' Super Striper Spots

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

Don Gasaway

Fred Washburn has fished for crappies around Carterville most of his 66 years, cashing more than 300 tournament checks in an angling career spanning several decades. (April 2009)The Carterville Crappie Connection

The Carterville Crappie Connection

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

The southern portion of the Prairie State offers up plenty of fine, less-known largemouth waters where bass fishing after the spawn holds its own. (May 2009)Southern Illinois’ ‘Other’ Bass Factories

Southern Illinois' 'Other' Bass Factories

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

Don Gassaway

The Prairie State's “Super 6” lakes . . . where walleye fishing is better than average!	 (May 2009)Illinois’ Eye-popping Walleye Lakes

Illinois' Eye-popping Walleye Lakes

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

Pursued from shorelines or boats, the catfish in Illinois rivers bring the battle to you! (June 2009)River Cats!

River Cats!

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

Trying to decide where to take your brood fishing this summer? Visit a few of these hotspots where the fishing -- and the fun off the water! -- is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face. (June 2009)Illinois Family Fishing Road Trips

Illinois Family Fishing Road Trips

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

You won't need to cast 10,000 times to catch a muskellunge or two from these select state waters. Is one near you? (August 2009)Muskie Mania In Illinois

Muskie Mania In Illinois

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

The heat of summer may drive you crazy, but so will the fast-action coho fishing on Lake Michigan. Here's what to expect and where to try right now! (August 2009)Going Crazy Over Great Lake Cohos

Going Crazy Over Great Lake Cohos

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

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