Dont know if anyone's near here but the local lake is producing alot of channels in the 3lb-8lb range. 6 fish limits are caught within an hour or two. Theres a few bigger one's in it. In '88 it reopened so 22 years of growth anyhow. Ive seen a few 20lbers. Channel are coming off the spawn here. Chicken liver, dip baits, worms, cut bait, shad etc are all producing. If you like artificials or are into bass(ugh) white Mepps squirrels tails(no.3's?) are producing 2-6lb bass and 3-10lb channels. If you limit out there and still want to fish theres quite a bit of public water near here, municipal lakes, several big creeks, Illinois and sangamon river etc.