Looking for help

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by doughboy, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    does anybody fish around Mattoon IL? I will be out that way working for a couple of weeks so i was just asking
     
  2. bankpoleken

    bankpoleken New Member

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  3. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    Thanks for the info bankpoleken i will have to check them out
     
  4. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

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    Judging on your avatar, you are a flathead man. Your best bet for flatheads are Lake Shelbyville and either the Embarras or Kaskaskia Rivers. Both of these rivers would be low now.
     
  5. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

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    Ken, the guy that does the Lake Mattoon report sure ate a lot of channels and crappie I caught this summer. I don't give him too much information on where or how I caught them though. Now that I see he puts up a report on the internet, I may tell him less.:big_smile: There are just a few good spots and they are hammered way too much as it is.
    The state had shocking boats out last week and did a survey. The catfish are way low and they may stock some this Fall. I did my best to try and talk them into stocking some blue catfish in the lake but I doubt if it will ever happen. There are very few flatheads in the lake, they didn't think there were any, but I know there are a very few in it.
     
  6. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    well I am getting ready to leave for Mattoon Il should arrive there around 8:00 pm, so if any brother wants to meet up and do some fishing or just have coffee sometime let me know my cell number is 740-227-3907