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He caught the 7-plus-pound smallie from the Lake Michigan shore in downtown Chicago. Bass

Shoreline Angler Sets Smallmouth Record

October 18, 2019

He caught the 7-plus-pound smallie from the Lake Michigan shore in downtown Chicago.

Here are some trolling strategies to bring trout and salmon boatside. Trout & Salmon

Troll Smart for Lake Michigan Salmonids

Tom Berg - May 30, 2019

Here are some trolling strategies to bring trout and salmon boatside.

The 2019 outlook suggests fisheries managers may have to tighten regs to protect our improving crappie fishing. Forecasts

Illinois Crappie Fishing Guide 2019

Dan Gassaway

The 2019 outlook suggests fisheries managers may have to tighten regs to protect our improving...

Try hitting some of these fishing hotspots this season. Forecasts

Illinois Fishing Calendar 2019

Paul E. Moore - March 18, 2019

Try hitting some of these fishing hotspots this season.

 G&F reader Sean Gregory caught this 23-pound laker in April 2017. (Camera Corner reader Trout & Salmon

Catch Lake Michigan Lake Trout Now

Jerry Pabst - June 11, 2018

G&F reader Sean Gregory caught this 23-pound laker in April 2017. (Camera Corner reader

 Click image to read about more state records on gameandfishmag.com. (Shutterstock image)

Illinois Other Freshwater

New State Records in Illinois: Shortnose Gar, Freshwater Drum

Game & Fish Online Staff - June 11, 2018

Click image to read about more state records on gameandfishmag.com. (Shutterstock...

 With all these great fishing opportunities, it's no wonder Illinois anglers have a certain love Catfish

2018 Illinois Catfish Forecast

Curt Hicken - May 17, 2018

With all these great fishing opportunities, it's no wonder Illinois anglers have a certain...

 It's time to get your angling game plan together for the coming months. To help map where and when Other Freshwater

2018 Illinois Fishing Calendar

Paul Moore - February 05, 2018

It's time to get your angling game plan together for the coming months. To help map where and...

 Rend Lake offers superb year-round angling. (Shutterstock image)

Hit these spots for Other Freshwater

The Best Illinois Fishing Right Now

Curt Hicken - January 23, 2018

Rend Lake offers superb year-round angling. (Shutterstock image) Hit these spots for

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