ILLINOIS RIVER: The river is open but still above flood stage and fishing
has been slow. The mouths of tributary's and bridges would be a good place
to look for active fish. A jig and minnow or night crawler will catch most
species but a blade bait such as a big dude in light colors jigged in the
currant breaks could be very promising.
HENNIPIN CANAL: Walleye are being taken by a few anglers fishing a jig and
minnow on the down stream side of the road tiles. Large mouth bass are
slow but a plastic worm fished in the heavy brush is taking a few good
fish. Bluegill are being caught up and down the canal but most fish are
running very small. Catfish in the 3/4 to 11/2 pound range are taking
crawlers and dip baits in the evening with most fish coming at dusk.
EVERGREEN LAKE: Crappie are taking minnows fished drifting a split shot rig
15 to 30 feet deep off the points. A few Saugeye are still being caught
on the south side of deer island 10 feet deep on a small jig and baby