Lake Springfield

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Branj796, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

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    Went out fishing last saturday and caught 27 channels from 2-12 pounds. Most were 5-10 pounds. Still drift fishing slow. Nice solid bends. This has been the norm for me the past month of fishing here. A 75 pound blue was also caught last week. They are few and far between but when one is caught you definately hear about it. I have caught a few but nothing huge. Just thought I would share the report
     
  2. capnmac59

    capnmac59 New Member

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    Jake give me call. Need to talk to you about Josh.
     

  3. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    im bank bound, its winter is the boat ramp area good for big channels and blues,or do i need to find another spot,any tips, we did good drifting but im new to that lake
     
  4. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Very nice outing there Jake. Thanks for posting the catch!
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats Jake on a successful outing. WTG.
     
  6. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

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    I would fish north the deeper the better.
     
  7. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

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    Caught a 49 pound blue this past weekend.
     
  8. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    nice job on the fish,i would make it but work sucks,i waz just on springfield lake yesterday looking at the water like dam,but i waz working,anyway ill have time one of theses days to meet up there.
     
  9. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    WERE CAN I HIT THE DEEPEST AREA FROM THE BANK ON THE NORTH SIDE, I DONT GOT A MAP OF THE DEAPTHS,
     
  10. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

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    At the dam, the golf course, or lindsay bridge
     
  11. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i think ill be out their today or monday, as long as its not to cold,
     
  12. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    you better be by the warm water or drifting or you wont get jack:wink:
     
  13. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    true
     
  14. catdaddy217

    catdaddy217 New Member

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    does anyone know can you still get back to the hot ditch from bank at lake springfield,or do they have it closed off
     
  15. catdaddy217

    catdaddy217 New Member

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    does anybody know if you can still fish the hot dich at lake springfield from the bank or is it closed up,i heard they put a fence up so you cant get back there
     
  16. 4bratsdad

    4bratsdad Member

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    you cant fish the hot ditch from the bank anymore, i didnt know this couple years back when i gave directions to a guy i met, they busted him on the tracks, before he crossed the highway, felt kinda bad, that access dissapeared with the whole 9/11 thing, you can still take a boat up there& even hook onto the cable where water comes out the plant, at least this was true in november when we did
     
  17. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

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    You can no longer fish where the pumps are but you can fish the ditch. Just have to know how to get back there.
     
  18. catdaddy217

    catdaddy217 New Member

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    is that where you park at the chruch,on the other side of the power plant?
     
  19. peechykeen10

    peechykeen10 New Member

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    yea but i don't recommend parking at the church parking lot. They aren't kidding when they say they will tow lol
     
  20. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

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    Im not sure but my buddy told me something about a road in a neighborhood to park on and walk from there. He said there was a path and everything.