Carlyle Lake Bite is On

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by ldw45, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

    Messages:
    487
    State:
    Illinois
    Talked with a friend last night who went to Carlyle yesterday. Caught 30 that ran from 8-18#. Sounds like the bite is on there. Were catching them in the bays. Shad was the bait.
     
  2. bigBB

    bigBB Member

    Messages:
    242
    State:
    St.Louis, MO
    thanks for the report.. heading to carlyle tomorrow morning fishing through sunday morning.. couldn't be happier to hear this.
     

  3. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

    Messages:
    1,680
    State:
    Belleville
    I had my doubts that there were even 30 fish left in that lake.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    14,592
    State:
    Illinois
    My thought exactly. I haven't heard a postive report on that lake in a long time. Good news for many I'm sure.
     
  5. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

    Messages:
    911
    State:
    Illinois
    Glad to hear it. I have never really had much luck their myself but I have always known people who have. Catch the heck out of em.
     
  6. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

    Messages:
    4,944
    State:
    Nashville Il.
    I swore to never go back there and sticking to it ......
     
  7. slider

    slider New Member

    Messages:
    581
    State:
    louisiana, mo
    was down there twice this year and had great fishing both times

    and all nice size channels

    later
    slider
     
  8. bigBB

    bigBB Member

    Messages:
    242
    State:
    St.Louis, MO
    We had some good fishing over the weekend.. shad were everywhere, I've never seen so many before.. one toss of the net would produce 50+. We didn't get into any hogs but between two of us we caught around 20 in the 6-8lb range... not bad for the first time fishing the lake.. all were caught on the ledge of the old river channel.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

    Messages:
    1,680
    State:
    Belleville
    Definetely good to see the fish are moving again. I think I will still wait it out and see if it becomes stable. Sure do miss fishing that hole with a few jugs.
     
  10. Scaley Cat

    Scaley Cat Member

    Messages:
    214
    State:
    Missouri
    Nice catch! That a fish fry waiting to happen!
     
  11. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

    Messages:
    631
    State:
    Missouri
    Sounds like a great day even catching shad in the net, at 50 a throw would be great. I am going to get a non resident license and try fishing over on the Illinois side.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  12. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

    Messages:
    1,834
    State:
    norfolk, va
    good to see somebodys catchin up there. i saw that they had caught a load of fish at catstock there this summer.