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Largemouth bass fishing has never been better in the Prairie State. You can have a blast on these lakes this year.

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

October 04, 2010

Largemouth bass fishing has never been better in the Prairie State. You can have a blast on...

Fishing for largemouth bass starts heating up this month in the northern half of our state. You can get your string stretched on these waters.

Northern Illinois Largemouths

October 04, 2010

Fishing for largemouth bass starts heating up this month in the northern half of our state....

Our DNR is working hard at building us a better bass fishery. You can already see the results on these honeyholes.

Best Bets for Bass

October 04, 2010

Our DNR is working hard at building us a better bass fishery. You can already see the results...

It's tough to pick just the top 12 largemouth bass lakes in our state, mainly because there are so many good ones. But the author came up with a dandy dozen, plus three "sleeper" lakes.

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

Gary Thomas - October 04, 2010

It's tough to pick just the top 12 largemouth bass lakes in our state, mainly because there...

It has been a long winter for bass anglers living in the northern half of our state, but right about now is the magic time to get out there on these upstate waters.

Northern Illinois Largemouths

October 04, 2010

It has been a long winter for bass anglers living in the northern half of our state, but right...

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

October 04, 2010

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

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!

October 04, 2010

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

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

October 04, 2010

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

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

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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