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The huge Emiquon Preserve is open to fishing with plenty of opportunities for anglers to catch their share of big bass. Here's the latest on this "new" water! (March 2010)Illinois' Newest Bass Lake

Illinois' Newest Bass Lake

The huge Emiquon Preserve is open to fishing with plenty of opportunities for anglers to catch

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

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

Illinois is home to some double-digit largemouths, but the big 'uns don't come along easily or frequently. (April 2008)Prairie State Lunkers

Prairie State Lunkers

Illinois is home to some double-digit largemouths, but the big 'uns don't come along easily or

The opportunity to tangle with a largemouth bass is no more than an hour's drive no matter where you live in the Prairie State. (March 2008).Illinois Bass Outlook 2008

Illinois Bass Outlook 2008

The opportunity to tangle with a largemouth bass is no more than an hour's drive no matter

One problem bass anglers face is that there could be too many good bucketmouth lakes in Illinois to fish before fall arrives. Just make sure you don't overlook these waters. (August 2007)Illinois’ Late-Summer Largemouths

Illinois' Late-Summer Largemouths

One problem bass anglers face is that there could be too many good bucketmouth lakes in

Mark Fenske

If you are one of those people who never put the boat away, then tow your rig to these waters for hot striped bass action right now! (January 2007)Our Open-Water Winter Stripers

Our Open-Water Winter Stripers

If you are one of those people who never put the boat away, then tow your rig to these waters

There are some things in life that you never forget. Battling a big striped bass is one of them. Find out for yourself on these waters. (April 2007)Illinois' Super Striper Fishing

Illinois' Super Striper Fishing

There are some things in life that you never forget. Battling a big striped bass is one of

Mark Fenske

Chances are good you have the hooks sharpened on your bass lures and the boat is ready to go for another season. Just be sure to put these destinations on your itinerary! (March 2007)Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

Chances are good you have the hooks sharpened on your bass lures and the boat is ready to go

Mark Fenske

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

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

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

Northern Illinois Largemouths

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

Best Bets for Bass

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

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