Illinois Valley Fishing Report 8/21

ILLINOIS RIVER: The river is in good shape and the fish are biting.
Sauger and walleye anglers doing well trolling minnow type crank
baits with most fish coming from shallow water 3 to 10 ft. deep.
White bass are hitting blade baits and small spinners all along the
river with the bigger fish coming from the bridge piers and below the dam.
Catfish are still doing good with cut bait as the number one bait by far
for big fish. Smaller fish are taking chicken liver and night crawlers
around bridges and deeper holes.

HENNEPIN CANAL: Catfish anglers are using dip baits and night crawlers
to take good numbers of fish with most running 1 to 2 lbs.
Large mouth bass are hitting buzz baits and spinner baits early with
soft plastics fished in heavy cover doing well midday.

STREAMS AND CREEKS: Small mouth bass are very active with small inline
spinners and jig and twister tail taking most fish but top water baits
like hula poppers and pop r's are doing very good early in the day.
Catfish are hitting chicken liver and night crawlers early evening
in the deeper holes.

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