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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)

Prairie State Crappie Forecast

These are close to home, public waters that can provide a day's enjoyment while putting a

Gerald Pabst

36 Prairie State Hotspots

Wherever you live in Illinois, there's a great fishing hole nearby. Here's a full year of

Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2008

Load 'em up and head 'em out for the best ice-fishing you'll find this winter in the

Lake Michigan's Super Salmonids

Our trout and salmon expert says you can expect great fishing on the big lake this year. You

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