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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

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

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

From walleyes to pike to panfish, the action on these waters will take up all your spare time this winter -- if the weather cooperates! (January 2006)Hunting Down Illinois' Hottest Ice-Fishing

Hunting Down Illinois' Hottest Ice-Fishing

October 04, 2010

From walleyes to pike to panfish, the action on these waters will take up all your spare time...

It sure is a lot of fun catching a mess of crappies, and right about now, the bite is heating up on these waters. (February 2006)Hotspots For Prairie State Papermouths

Hotspots For Prairie State Papermouths

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

It sure is a lot of fun catching a mess of crappies, and right about now, the bite is heating...

Our state is so lengthy, you could be ice-fishing in northern Illinois and tossing spinnerbaits downstate -- all in the same day! Our angling expert tracks the hot bites for the next 12 months. (February 2006)Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

October 04, 2010

Our state is so lengthy, you could be ice-fishing in northern Illinois and tossing...

If you think a largemouth bass or a catfish can fight hard, you should try doing battle with a striped bass on these waters. You'll be hooked for life! (April 2006)Illinois' Supercharged Stripers

Illinois' Supercharged Stripers

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

If you think a largemouth bass or a catfish can fight hard, you should try doing battle with a...

Fishing for crappies is almost an obsession for some anglers in Illinois. If you're one who lives for catching slabs, give these waters a try. (April 2006)Sleeper Spots For Prairie State Papermouths

Sleeper Spots For Prairie State Papermouths

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

Fishing for crappies is almost an obsession for some anglers in Illinois. If you're one who...

If you feel like acting like a kid again, incredible bluegill fishing can be found not far from your home. These waters are expected to be sizzlin' like hot grease this summer! (May 2006)Illinois' Best Bets For Bluegills

Illinois' Best Bets For Bluegills

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

If you feel like acting like a kid again, incredible bluegill fishing can be found not far...

Crappie fishing in Illinois is notoriously cyclic in size structure. A lake where one year the fish are big and fat may only produce stunted and skinny crappies the next year.Illinois' Spring Crappie Hotspots

Illinois' Spring Crappie Hotspots

P.J. Perea - October 04, 2010

Crappie fishing in Illinois is notoriously cyclic in size structure. A lake where one year the...

The muskie is no longer the fish of 10,000 casts here in the Prairie State. We have lakes where you can battle a bunch of fish, or where you can target trophies. The choice is yours.Illinois' Best Bets For Muskies

Illinois' Best Bets For Muskies

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

The muskie is no longer the fish of 10,000 casts here in the Prairie State. We have lakes...

In a state that's 400 miles long, there are plenty of places to fish in the Land of Lincoln. These waters are the best of the best.Illinois' Best Bets for Fishing

Illinois' Best Bets for Fishing

October 04, 2010

In a state that's 400 miles long, there are plenty of places to fish in the Land of Lincoln....

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