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Crappie fishing in Illinois is notoriously cyclic in size structure. A lake where one year the fish are big and fat may only produce stunted and skinny crappies the next year.Illinois' Spring Crappie Hotspots Other Freshwater

Illinois' Spring Crappie Hotspots

P.J. Perea - October 04, 2010

Crappie fishing in Illinois is notoriously cyclic in size structure. A lake where one year the...

Prairie State waterfowl hunting doesn't have to end after you get your Christmas goose. Here's how you can stay in the game until it's over.Illinois' January Goose Hunting Options Hunting

Illinois' January Goose Hunting Options

October 04, 2010

Prairie State waterfowl hunting doesn't have to end after you get your Christmas goose. Here's...

Illinois hunters can't complain about not having a place to hunt doves. The little speedsters are everywhere! You can even get in on the action on these public lands.Dove Hunting In The Prairie State Hunting

Dove Hunting In The Prairie State

October 04, 2010

Illinois hunters can't complain about not having a place to hunt doves. The little speedsters...

Most folks prefer to wait for catfish to come to them. But if you fish from a boat on these waters, you'll catch a whole lot more filets! (June 2006)Floating Illinois' Best Catfish Rivers Catfish

Floating Illinois' Best Catfish Rivers

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

Most folks prefer to wait for catfish to come to them. But if you fish from a boat on these...

Did you ever have one of those vacations that resembled a comedy movie? There's no chance of that if you take your clan to one of these Prairie State getaways. (June 2006)A Dozen Family Fishing Road Trips Adventure

A Dozen Family Fishing Road Trips

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

Did you ever have one of those vacations that resembled a comedy movie? There's no chance of...

If you feel like acting like a kid again, incredible bluegill fishing can be found not far from your home. These waters are expected to be sizzlin' like hot grease this summer! (May 2006)Illinois' Best Bets For Bluegills Other Freshwater

Illinois' Best Bets For Bluegills

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

If you feel like acting like a kid again, incredible bluegill fishing can be found not far...

Thanks to the hatchery system, you can catch walleyes from one end of our state to the other. Here's where you should float your boat between now and fall. (May 2006)Illinois' Hottest Walleye Lakes Walleye

Illinois' Hottest Walleye Lakes

October 04, 2010

Thanks to the hatchery system, you can catch walleyes from one end of our state to the other....

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 Other Freshwater

Sleeper Spots For Prairie State Papermouths

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

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

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 Other Freshwater

Illinois' Supercharged Stripers

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

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

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 Bass

The Prairie State's Lunker Largemouths

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

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

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