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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 Other Freshwater

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 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 Other Freshwater

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...

Some Illinois anglers go on out-of-state fishing trips to catch bass. What the heck are they thinking? We have plenty of big bucketmouths just waiting for a lure right here! (March 2006)The Prairie State's Lunker Largemouths Bass

The Prairie State's Lunker Largemouths

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

Some Illinois anglers go on out-of-state fishing trips to catch bass. What the heck are they...

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 Other Freshwater

Illinois' Best Bets For Fishing

October 04, 2010

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

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 Other Freshwater

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...

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 Other Freshwater

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...

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 Other Freshwater

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...

Special regulations have obviously led to bigger smallmouths on northern Illinois' Rock River. So why then is the DNR dumping the entire management plan? See if you can figure it out!The Rock River Bass Battle Bass

The Rock River Bass Battle

October 04, 2010

Special regulations have obviously led to bigger smallmouths on northern Illinois' Rock River....

The salmon and trout fishery on our Great Lake faces some serious challenges in the near future. You had better get out there while the getting's still good!Our Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook Other Freshwater

Our Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook

October 04, 2010

The salmon and trout fishery on our Great Lake faces some serious challenges in the near...

We have some wonderful walleye waters, and in February we told you about our best rivers. This time we focus on the hottest walleye lakes in the Land of Lincoln.Illinois’ Top Walleye Lakes Walleye

Illinois' Top Walleye Lakes

October 04, 2010

We have some wonderful walleye waters, and in February we told you about our best rivers. This...

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