all you illinois guys if you like catchin gar(i dont) go to the rend lake spillway in benton. the back of the current is loaded with gar. i made an attempt at catfishing, but there were swarms of gar swimming by and i couldnt get my bait in the water without it gettin hit. i hate catchin em, but if you do , then go on and tear em up. they werent this bad a couple weeks ago.