Category Archives: Fishing Report

Illinois Valley Fishing Report 10/23

ILLINOIS RIVER: With the water temp. in the low 60's the fishing is picking up. Walleye and sauger are being caught from Henry to Utica. Trolling crank baits and vertical jigging a blade bait or jig and minnow are the most common presentations right now. Purple, green and chartreus are all colors that are producing…
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Illinois Valley Fishing Report 10/9

ILLINOIS RIVER: Fall is here and so is the fall bite. Walleye and sauger are hitting crank baits trolled up and down the break line and jigs tipped with minnows, night crawlers or soft plastics jigged vertically. Depth varies but 8 to 10 feet seems to be the magic number. White bass are taking blade…
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Illinois Valley Fishing Report 10/3

ILLINOIS RIVER: Walleye and sauger are biting on a jig and minnow combination jigged in 8 to 12 feet with white and chartreuse the most dominate colors. Although anglers are taking fish all along the river, the flats and bridges are producing good limits. As the water cools fishing should just get better. White bass…
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Illinois Valley Fishing Report 9/18

ILLINOIS RIVER: With strong rains coming in this weekend the river will cloud up and fishing will slow some. With that said sauger, White bass, and Catfish can all still be taken. Look for the clearest water areas you can find and use a slow presentation and be patient. Try jigging a blade bait such…
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Illinois Valley Fishing Report 9/4

ILLINOIS RIVER: With the water levels down, currant is the key to finding most fish species. Walleye and sauger are hitting jig and minnow ,blade baits, and spinners but trolling minnow type baits is producing most fish. Look for fish around high currant areas such as bridges, tributaries and outside turns in the river. White…
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Illinois Valley Fishing Report 8/28

ILLINOIS RIVER: Although river levels and current flow is down fishing is good for most species. Walleye and sauger anglers are picking up fish near Clark island,below Hennepin bridge and the Peru flats trolling minnow type crank baits on lead core and 3 way rigs. White bass are hitting small spinners and blade baits cast…
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