Illinois River - Help Please!

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by undys2, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. undys2

    undys2 New Member

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    illinois
    I have a place on the Illinois river where I fish, its a man made marina that has never been used. The whole thing is silted in and is about 4-5 foot deep except for the opening that is about 12 foot deep and only 8 yards wide. The current flows in and out, like the tide of the ocean. Last night the shad where all concentrated around the opening and where being sucked in and out of the opening, the whole time the catfish where rolling on top of the water. I assume eating the shad? I was fishing on the bottom with cut bait and stink bait with very limited luck. Would a bobber work in this situation? If so should I use cut bait or live shad? How deep on the bobber? Any help would be great thanks.
     
  2. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Napoleon, Mo.
    In that case I would use a bobber and live bait.
     

  3. xOZx

    xOZx New Member

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    Illinois
    Yup, bobber and live bait about a foot or two deep.
     
  4. Cat Man Joe

    Cat Man Joe New Member

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    Illinois
    Welcome to the BOC Brad. Take this info and go catch some hawgz!! Good to have you aboard. Where you from?
     
  5. cataholic

    cataholic New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    bobber and live bait for sure
     
  6. stickusmc

    stickusmc New Member

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    State:
    Glasford, Illinois
    welcome to the boc
     
  7. alton

    alton New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    Welcome to the BOC from Alton, Illinois. Good luck.
     
  8. undys2

    undys2 New Member

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    State:
    illinois
    Thanks guys, I live and fish in the Peoria area
     
  9. kevhead56

    kevhead56 New Member

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    State:
    Greenfield, Il
    A bobber will work good. Try live shad and clip some or all of the tail off. Fish the edge of the area.
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  10. kevhead56

    kevhead56 New Member

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    State:
    Greenfield, Il
    Can anyone tell me why that link came up in my last reply. I DIDN'T type that!!!!!!!!!!!!
    P.S Has got acquainted with the girl, http://cyberblady.com, how it to you? Only it is fair!