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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 Other Freshwater

Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

October 04, 2010

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 Other Freshwater

Hotspots For Prairie State Papermouths

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

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

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 Other Freshwater

Hunting Down Illinois' Hottest Ice-Fishing

October 04, 2010

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 Other Freshwater

Illinois' Cooling-Lake Hotspots

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

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

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

October 04, 2010

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 Other Freshwater

Our Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook

October 04, 2010

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

October 04, 2010

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

Hunting Illinois' Late-Season Whitetails

Daniel D. Lamoreux - October 04, 2010

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

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

October 04, 2010

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 Hunting

Pheasant Hunting In The Prairie State

October 04, 2010

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

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