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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

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

The southern portion of the Prairie State offers up plenty of fine, less-known largemouth waters where bass fishing after the spawn holds its own. (May 2009)Southern Illinois’ ‘Other’ Bass Factories

Southern Illinois' 'Other' Bass Factories

The southern portion of the Prairie State offers up plenty of fine, less-known largemouth

Don Gassaway

The Prairie State's “Super 6” lakes . . . where walleye fishing is better than average!	 (May 2009)Illinois’ Eye-popping Walleye Lakes

Illinois' Eye-popping Walleye Lakes

The Prairie State's 'Super 6 ' lakes . . . where walleye fishing is better than

Pursued from shorelines or boats, the catfish in Illinois rivers bring the battle to you! (June 2009)River Cats!

River Cats!

Pursued from shorelines or boats, the catfish in Illinois rivers bring the battle to you!

Trying to decide where to take your brood fishing this summer? Visit a few of these hotspots where the fishing -- and the fun off the water! -- is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face. (June 2009)Illinois Family Fishing Road Trips

Illinois Family Fishing Road Trips

Trying to decide where to take your brood fishing this summer? Visit a few of these hotspots

You won't need to cast 10,000 times to catch a muskellunge or two from these select state waters. Is one near you? (August 2009)Muskie Mania In Illinois

Muskie Mania In Illinois

You won't need to cast 10,000 times to catch a muskellunge or two from these select state

The heat of summer may drive you crazy, but so will the fast-action coho fishing on Lake Michigan. Here's what to expect and where to try right now! (August 2009)Going Crazy Over Great Lake Cohos

Going Crazy Over Great Lake Cohos

The heat of summer may drive you crazy, but so will the fast-action coho fishing on Lake

Chuck Hamstra downed a monster non-typical last season while hunting in Whitehead County. Read on for his story. (September 2009)Prairie State's 2008 Giant Bow Kill

Prairie State's 2008 Giant Bow Kill

Chuck Hamstra downed a monster non-typical last season while hunting in Whitehead County. Read

Now's the time to get in on our state's hot action with fast-flying mourning doves. One of these picks is surely near you. (September 2009)Dive-Bombing Doves In Illinois

Dive-Bombing Doves In Illinois

Now's the time to get in on our state's hot action with fast-flying mourning doves. One of

The Land of Lincoln is full of white-tailed deer hunting opportunities. Here are our state's highest harvest counties from last year. Is one near you? (October 2009)Illinois Deer Special Part 1: Our State's Top Harvest Counties

Illinois Deer Special Part 1: Our State's Top Harvest Counties

The Land of Lincoln is full of white-tailed deer hunting opportunities. Here are our state's

Despite declining harvest numbers, there's still good hunting for wild turkeys in select areas of Illinois. Here are several choices. (October 2009)Fall Turkey Preview In Our State

Fall Turkey Preview In Our State

Despite declining harvest numbers, there's still good hunting for wild turkeys in select areas

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