Illinois Valley Fishing Report 6/4


Catfish are taking cut bait and frozen shrimp in the deeper
holes and current eddies. Fish with enough weight to keep your bait in
place with a tight line. Walleye and sauger are slow but a few fish are
still being caught trolling the flats and break lines. Flicker shads and
walley divers trolled 100 ft. or more behind the boat are taking fish.
The white bass have slowed a bit but a med size minnow fished on the
bottom in current breaks, sand bars and tributaries is still taking a
few fish.


Saugeye are taking minnows fished below a slip bobber
along the weed edges. A few crappie are still being caught drifting
a minnow or leech on a split shot rig along the deeper weed edges.
Musky are slow with more followers than takers. Try throwing a jerk bait
or buck tail along the dam face.


Bluegill are still on the beds and hitting wax worms and
trout worms on small jigs fished under a slip bobber. Lg. mouth bass
are taking soft plastics texas rigged and spinner baits fished in the
downed trees. Catfish are doing well on dip bait and night crawlers
with most fish running about 1.5 to 2 lbs.

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