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Prairie State Fishing Calendar

Here's our annual year-round look at Illinois' best fishing for each month of the year.

Going Crazy Over Great Lake Cohos

The heat of summer may drive you crazy, but so will the fast-action coho fishing on Lake

Muskie Mania In Illinois

You won't need to cast 10,000 times to catch a muskellunge or two from these select state

Illinois Family Fishing Road Trips

Trying to decide where to take your brood fishing this summer? Visit a few of these hotspots

The Carterville Crappie Connection

Fred Washburn has fished for crappies around Carterville most of his 66 years, cashing more

Illinois' Super Striper Spots

These shad-eating machines prowl a number of Illinois waters, providing excitement for any

Don Gasaway

Prairie State Papermouths

Crappie enthusiasts know that the spring spawning season is one of the best times of the year

Northern Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2009

There's plenty of good hardwater angling to be had in the northern half of the Prairie State

Illinois Muskie Madness

If you think you're up to tangling with the biggest, meanest predator in the state, here are

The Long Way Home

When coho salmon smolts were released into Lake Michigan tributaries in 1966, their fate was

Spring Bluegill Bonanza

Illinois bluegill addicts don't have to travel very far to lock horns with this little

Papermouth Perspective

For good family fun, you'll find it hard to beat these Illinois crappie waters. (April 2008)

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