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Do you like catching really big bluegills? The experts say these public waterways are the hottest in the Prairie State.Illinois' Best Bets for Bluegills

Illinois' Best Bets for Bluegills

Do you like catching really big bluegills? The experts say these public waterways are the

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If you like catching and eating salmon and trout, this is the year to go fishing on the big pond!The Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook

The Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook

If you like catching and eating salmon and trout, this is the year to go fishing on the big

We have some big bluegills in Illinois, but researchers are studying to see if they can super-size the fish. It looks like it's working!Can We Build A Bigger Bluegill?

Can We Build A Bigger Bluegill?

We have some big bluegills in Illinois, but researchers are studying to see if they can

Because striped bass are such a difficult fish to figure out, most anglers don't bother fishing for them. That's a big mistake. You can get in on the red-hot action on these nine waters.Illinois' Best Bets for Stripers

Illinois' Best Bets for Stripers

Because striped bass are such a difficult fish to figure out, most anglers don't bother

Illinois is a lengthy state, with seven distinct climatic zones between the north and south. Fishing tactics can change considerably between Chicago and Cairo. But one thing is certain, there is always a bite going somewhere.Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

Illinois is a lengthy state, with seven distinct climatic zones between the north and south.

Our state has come of age as a muskie fishery. You can find out for yourself on these lakes.Illinois' Best Bets for Muskies

Illinois' Best Bets for Muskies

Our state has come of age as a muskie fishery. You can find out for yourself on these lakes.

Everyone loves catching and eating crappies. You can get the main ingredient for a fish fry on these waters.Prairie State Crappie Hotspots

Prairie State Crappie Hotspots

Everyone loves catching and eating crappies. You can get the main ingredient for a fish fry on

From the Free Fishing Days in June to week-long vacation spots the rest of the summer, our state has something for everyone who needs to get away from it all.Illinois' Family Fishing Getaways

Illinois' Family Fishing Getaways

From the Free Fishing Days in June to week-long vacation spots the rest of the summer, our

Tricia Perea

Muskies just keep getting bigger and bigger in our state, as verified by last year's two state-record catches. Serious muskie anglers will be hitting these lakes this year.Muskie Fishing in Illinois

Muskie Fishing in Illinois

Muskies just keep getting bigger and bigger in our state, as verified by last year's two

The salmon and trout fishery on our Great Lake faces some serious challenges in the near future. You had better get out there while the getting's still good!Our Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook

Our Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook

The salmon and trout fishery on our Great Lake faces some serious challenges in the near

On our power-plant cooling lakes, the open-water winter fishing can be really hot. Come on along for the boat ride as we chase stripers, largemouths, catfish and a few other species. (January 2006)Illinois' Cooling-Lake Hotspots

Illinois' Cooling-Lake Hotspots

On our power-plant cooling lakes, the open-water winter fishing can be really hot. Come on

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