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Illinois' Channel Cat Hotspots

From burnin' gears to greasin' skillets, the channel catfish is hard to beat. These waters are

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

Largemouth bass fishing has never been better in the Prairie State. You can have a blast on

Catching Crappies in the Prairie State

Springtime means it's crappie time! You can catch your share of slabs on these lakes.

Slammin' Lake Salmonids

Last season was a pretty good one for catching salmon and trout on the big pond, but some

Illinois Muskie Madness!

You used to have to go to the Land of Cheese for world-class muskie fishing. Not anymore,

Small Lakes For Big Illinois Channel Cats

Catfish are a favorite target of hot-weather anglers, and you can always count on catchin' a

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

Chances are good you have the hooks sharpened on your bass lures and the boat is ready to go

Mark Fenske

Illinois' Super Striper Fishing

There are some things in life that you never forget. Battling a big striped bass is one of

Mark Fenske

Our Small Lakes For BIG Crappies

Most Illinois anglers head to our large reservoirs and impoundments to catch papermouths. But

Illinois' Best Bets For Ice-Fishing

This expert has drawn an analogy between pregnancy and the pitter-patter of little fins

Our Open-Water Winter Stripers

If you are one of those people who never put the boat away, then tow your rig to these waters

Illinois' Eye-Popping Walleye Lakes

Most walleye anglers in our state tow their boat northward to pursue their quarry. But did you

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