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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. Other Freshwater

Illinois' Family Fishing Getaways

Tricia Perea - October 04, 2010

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

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

Prairie State Crappie Hotspots

October 04, 2010

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

It has been a long winter for bass anglers living in the northern half of our state, but right about now is the magic time to get out there on these upstate waters. Bass

Northern Illinois Largemouths

October 04, 2010

It has been a long winter for bass anglers living in the northern half of our state, but right...

It's tough to pick just the top 12 largemouth bass lakes in our state, mainly because there are so many good ones. But the author came up with a dandy dozen, plus three "sleeper" lakes. Bass

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

Gary Thomas - October 04, 2010

It's tough to pick just the top 12 largemouth bass lakes in our state, mainly because there...

Our DNR is working hard at building us a better bass fishery. You can already see the results on these honeyholes. Bass

Best Bets for Bass

October 04, 2010

Our DNR is working hard at building us a better bass fishery. You can already see the results...

Trying to figure out what will happen during the upcoming duck hunting season is a lot like trying to predict the weather. As a matter of fact, weather has a lot to do with it. Hunting

Illinois' Duck Hunting Forecast

October 04, 2010

Trying to figure out what will happen during the upcoming duck hunting season is a lot like...

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

Illinois' Best Bets for Muskies

October 04, 2010

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

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. Other Freshwater

Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

October 04, 2010

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

Every year we provide you with a rating system on how every county in our state scores when it comes to bowhunting for deer. Here's the update based on last season. Hunting

Illinois' Bowhunting Outlook

October 04, 2010

Every year we provide you with a rating system on how every county in our state scores when it...

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. Other Freshwater

Illinois' Best Bets for Stripers

October 04, 2010

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

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