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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
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36 Prairie State Hotspots

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

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
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Prairie State Crappie Forecast

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

Gerald Pabst

The opportunity to tangle with a largemouth bass is no more than an hour's drive no matter where you live in the Prairie State. (March 2008).Illinois Bass Outlook 2008
Bass

Illinois Bass Outlook 2008

The opportunity to tangle with a largemouth bass is no more than an hour's drive no matter

Forty years ago, there were no wild  turkeys in Illinois. Thanks to an aggressive restocking program,  the once-native birds are found in every county. (March 2008).Illinois 2008 Turkey Hunting Forecast
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Illinois 2008 Turkey Hunting Forecast

Forty years ago, there were no wild turkeys in Illinois. Thanks to an aggressive restocking

Illinois is home to some double-digit largemouths, but the big 'uns don't come along easily or frequently. (April 2008)Prairie State Lunkers
Bass

Prairie State Lunkers

Illinois is home to some double-digit largemouths, but the big 'uns don't come along easily or

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

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

From opening day till the first freeze, these are the best walleye waters in the Land of Lincoln. (May 2008)The Prairie State’s Best Walleye Lakes
Walleye

The Prairie State's Best Walleye Lakes

From opening day till the first freeze, these are the best walleye waters in the Land of

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
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Spring Bluegill Bonanza

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

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
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The Long Way Home

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

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
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Illinois Muskie Madness

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

Ryan Venhaus shot a 29-point monster non-typical buck that scored a whopping 224 6/8 inches. He just wishes his late father could have seen it. (August 2008)Big Shoes To Fill
Hunting

Big Shoes To Fill

Ryan Venhaus shot a 29-point monster non-typical buck that scored a whopping 224 6/8 inches.

Once known for its white and smallmouth bass fisheries, central Illinois' Powerton Lake has become a catfish mecca for anglers chasing trophy channels, flatheads and blues. (August 2008)Cats Galore, Bass No More?
Catfish

Cats Galore, Bass No More?

Once known for its white and smallmouth bass fisheries, central Illinois' Powerton Lake has

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