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Illinois' Newest Bass Lake

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

Southern Illinois' 'Other' Bass Factories

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

Don Gassaway

Small Waters For Lunker Largemouths

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

Prairie State Lunkers

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

Illinois Bass Outlook 2008

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

Illinois' Late-Summer Largemouths

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

Mark Fenske

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

Illinois' Super Striper Fishing

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

Mark Fenske

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

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

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

Northern Illinois Largemouths

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

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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