Illinois river today

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by flysure1, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. flysure1

    flysure1 New Member

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    Went to chilocothe Ill this morn and fished the Ill river about 5 hours, it was up quite a bit, moving fast and muddy, caught 9 decent channel---all on dip bait, none on shad, 3# was biggest--6 were 1-2#'s---couple fiddlers
     
  2. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

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    Same here, we were out yesterday between Meridosia and Florence. A few eaters on dip bait. Seems to be the go to bait right now. I can't get em to touch shad, if you can get shad. Talked to a guy at the boat ramp from Florence who told me he has had good luck on cut carp here lately. At least they are bitting on something! We have been tearing them up this summer on the stinky stuff !