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Last night I fished just below the Peoria dam for a couple hours. Got two 5# blues, one 3# channel, a bunch of drum, and a very nice branch. I've never seen so much garbage float down the river before.
 

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Dan, I just checked to be sure I knew where Chillicothe, Il was. I didn't think you were that far north. I am southwest of Indy and our river has a lot of flatheads. If it just the water you fish. Would the actual river have more flatheads than your lake?
There is no lake here.What people call Upper Peoria Lake ,is really just
the over flow form the channel.It is only about 1 1/2 ft deep at best.
It runs about 15 miles north from Peoria to Chillicothe.Some places it is
about 3 or 4 miles wide.It does look like a big lake but is shallow with a
mud bottom.


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I hit the water yesterday with out expecting much.
I ended up with 9 in about an hour and a half.
They were hitting the Triple S really good.
I did catch 2 on raw shrimp.
2 at 4.6
1 at 4.12
6 at 2 to 3 lbs
They were near structure in 6 foot of water right off the channel
south of town.

I heard from several guys that have been fishing south
of Chilli along the channel edge and having some luck.

Try around the light houses.


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I fished a tournament yesterday.Lots fo fish but no big ones.
Ended up with 6 at 19.9 lbs. I caught 12 all total.
Most of them were caught on raw shrimp.The rest on SSS
and Primo dip baits.

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I got out yesterday for the first time in a while.
Fished several places and couldn't buy bite.
I finally found some fish on a flooded island in
about 6 ft of water.Had to use a bobber to keep

the bait out of the weeds on the bottom.Ended
up with 11,all but one on SSS.


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I used to fish once a week with a friend of mine.
We have been cat fishing together for 3 years.
Last summer we never got out due to covid.
I got a call in November that he passed away.
I sure miss him.RIP. Gary Spencer.

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