Headin to Carlyle!

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by catmankev, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    Anyone going to Carlyle Lake tomorrow? We're going in the early afternoon, looking to catch some sauger, whites, channels or whatever. :tounge_out:If you have any advice or insight that might help us out, it would be greatly appreciated. If your going to be there look us up. We'll be in the two Lund boats fishing the same general area. One camo'ed and one white.
     

  2. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    good luck out there. catch a biggun!
     
  3. backwoodsman68geric

    backwoodsman68geric New Member

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    This is probably too late to do you any good anyhow but we use to fish the riprap over by the sailboat marina/shoot and catch nice mess's of eating size channel, 1lb-6lb's or so on cut bait, shrimp, worms dip/stinkbaits etc. Hope ya caught two boatloads.
     
  4. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Well Kev, how did you do?
     
  5. Dirtman

    Dirtman New Member

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    Hate to intrude into this post buy im planning a trip down to carlyle on saturday and was wondering where are the better places for channel cats are, I was told that keysport is pretty good,just looking for other suggestions for bank fishing spots,which is easy to get to.

    Thanks
     
  6. backwoodsman68geric

    backwoodsman68geric New Member

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    We use to camp north of the sailboat marina Alden Hazlett? Something like that. We fished there and up on the "levee" by it from the bank and boats and always found a few fish. The spillway always seemed to be a good spot too seemed like someone was always talking about it. This aint alot of info but maybe it'll give you a starting point. Good luck.
     
  7. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    We fished from 6 pm through midnight. Caught one 3 lb. channel. I'm gonna have to blame it on the coldfront!:crazy::smile2: