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Fred Washburn has fished for crappies around Carterville most of his 66 years, cashing more than 300 tournament checks in an angling career spanning several decades. (April 2009)The Carterville Crappie Connection

The Carterville Crappie Connection

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

These shad-eating machines prowl a number of Illinois waters, providing excitement for any angler lucky enough to hook one. (April 2009)Illinois' Super Striper Spots

Illinois' Super Striper Spots

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

Don Gasaway

Crappie enthusiasts know that the spring spawning season is one of the best times of the year to target these feisty and tasty panfish. (February 2009)Prairie State Papermouths

Prairie State Papermouths

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

There's plenty of good hardwater angling to be had in the northern half of the Prairie State this year. Here's a look at several waters where the action will be hot! (January 2009)Northern Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2009

Northern Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2009

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

If you think you're up to tangling with the biggest, meanest predator in the state, here are the waters you'll want to check out this year. (July 2008)Illinois Muskie Madness

Illinois Muskie Madness

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

When coho salmon smolts were released into Lake Michigan tributaries in 1966, their fate was unknown. A year and a half later thousands returned, and Illinois' salmon fishery was on its way. (July 2008)The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

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

Illinois bluegill addicts don't have to travel very far to lock horns with this little battler. We have pinpointed a few spots for you. (May 2008)Spring Bluegill Bonanza

Spring Bluegill Bonanza

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

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

Papermouth Perspective

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

These are close to home, public waters that can provide a day's enjoyment while putting a platter of crispy crappie fillets on your table.(February 2008).Prairie State Crappie Forecast

Prairie State Crappie Forecast

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

Gerald Pabst

Wherever you live in Illinois, there's a great fishing hole nearby. Here's a full year of fishing trips sure to satisfy even the most avid angler.(February 2008).36 Prairie State Hotspots

36 Prairie State Hotspots

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

Load ‘em up and head ‘em out for the best ice-fishing you'll find this winter in the Prairie State.(January 2008).Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2008

Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2008

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

Our trout and salmon expert says you can expect great fishing on the big lake this year. You better take advantage of it while you can! (July 2007)Lake Michigan's Super Salmonids

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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