Powerton

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by jdRivercat, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. jdRivercat

    jdRivercat New Member

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    Does any one know when Powerton opens?
     
  2. bankpoleken

    bankpoleken New Member

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    Mattoon, Illinois
    According to Larry's Fishing Hole of Central Illinois, the lake opens to shoreline fishing only on December 30th and to boats on February 15th.
     

  3. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Wondering where Powerton is located? Dick
     
  4. jdRivercat

    jdRivercat New Member

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    Dick

    Powerton is located about 1to2 mile SouthWest of pekin. It is on Manito Blacktop.
     
  5. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Thanks jd. Dick
     
  6. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    Bloomington IL
    Maybe we should put together a gathering for for like Jan. 14th. or the 28th.
     
  7. bearcat

    bearcat Member

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    Nokomis, Illinois
    Our local Paper has an outdoor section on saturdays. It also gives the fishing reports about every two weeks. It always seems that powerton gives up some really nice blues and flaties. Blues 25 to 40 lbs and flaties in excess of 45. I would like to fish there sometime.

    He Joesf a mid winter gathering would be great.
     
  8. THE FISH WHISPER'ER

    THE FISH WHISPER'ER New Member

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    waynesville ,IL
    been there a few times the fishing is better the colder it is as long as they are pumping , you can tell by the smoke stack, or call river side bait and tackle dont know the number off hand
     
  9. jdRivercat

    jdRivercat New Member

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    i've fished powerton for four years now they have alot of big bluecats there and alot of big big flatheads. the biggest flat I took was 30lb and the biggest blue I took was 28lb but seen alot bigger. last year a guy took a 50+lb. The number for River side bait shop is (309)347-3793. all for puting togather a gathering.
     
  10. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Hope you all don't mind the walk!!!! The best way around down there before they open up for boats is by bicycle. We caught a few fidlers last spring down there, but nothing to big.

    Ray
     
  11. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i was there last year and a fella cpr'ed a 52# flathead. in the fishing report last winter in jan of feb a fella from peoria caught a 30# blue from the intake ditch. the banks are disgusting from the slobs that hord the banks there. ide go to fish with a few of ya but really don't care to see the scum. ask ray.

    fish rot all over the banks. carp. drum and cats are tossed on the bank. lot of city folks that have no respect for nature there.

    if ya all plan on going ide go but don't really care to go there after last years trips.
     
  12. Rivercat1

    Rivercat1 New Member

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    I went there yesterday and talk to guy said he got a 35lb blue and saw a 20lb,and a 15lb. The sad thing was they took those home.
     
  13. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    yep, they take the biggies home and they will be the first ones to holler about no big fish in there anymore. Bragging rites is the whole ball of wax for the ones that take the bigguns and keep them.
     
  14. YeeHaw

    YeeHaw New Member

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    Quincy Illinois
    What is this your talking about?