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 are also taking a jig and minnow combination, look for fish
at the mouths of tributary's and around the bridges.
Large mouth and small mouth bass anglers are doing very good along
rip rap shore lines and behind the islands using spinner baits and
small crank cast parallel with the shore line.

EVERGREEN LAKE: Crappie are starting to pick up a little this week
with a small minnow under a bobber in 10 to 15 feet of water working
very well.
Large mouth bass are hitting spinner baits along the rip rap at the dam
and in shallow water in the back of coves.
A few musky are being taken on large crank baits trolled along the dam
and weed beds.

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