Visiting this weekend

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by Mr_Catfish, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Mr_Catfish

    Mr_Catfish New Member

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    A couple of buddies and I will be in Illinois this weekend.We will be in Summerfield and want to do some catfishing.We would like to fish on the Mississippi River for blues and flatheads.does anyone have any suggestions on where to fish. We will be stuck on bank.Plus, what are legal baits in Illinois.We are leaving Ohio saturday morning. Thanks,Pedro
     
  2. DetectDave

    DetectDave New Member

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    I would head down to Alton and fish close to the ConAGra grain facility there. Chester would also be another good spot. If ya want to camp or picnic, Devils Backbone Park at Grand Tower has some good river access as well.
     

  3. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    The river is really moving right now with all the water coming down from up north.. There's alot of timber coming down the river too..
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Man, nothing adds excitement to a fishing trip, like a chainsaw will, LOL!!!!
     
  5. stickusmc

    stickusmc New Member

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    Glasford, Illinois
    fish whatever flooded timber you can find if you can handle it:smile2:
    just dont risk anything you dont want to lose
    like you or your buddies
     
  6. Mr_Catfish

    Mr_Catfish New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    Thanks guy's ,think we might try the Alton area.