Whats the best place in Illinois you have fished?

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by dakid, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. dakid

    dakid New Member

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    Palos Hills Illinois
    whats the best place in illinoise you have fished
     
  2. Boogie68MHS

    Boogie68MHS New Member

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    State:
    Tovey, IL
    There is no "noise" in Illinois

    Illinois River
     

  3. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Fairbury, Illin
  4. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Yellow Spr
    I have only fished one river in Illinois, and that was the Kaskaskia, I really want to get down there and fish the Mississippi though
     
  5. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Sherman IL
    For Channels, Most farm ponds, park ponds, and lakes I've been to in Central IL

    Blues, Miss. in the Alton area

    Flatheads: Lake Sangchris....
     
  6. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Normal, IL
    LOL I hear that. It's ILL-IN-OI

    I love fishing to Illinois river. It's my favorite spot and great for channels.
     
  7. LanceRomance

    LanceRomance New Member

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    IL
    Where at along the Illinois? I usually cover the stretch along the Joliet area, but too much pleasure boaters get in the way. Lately I go up the Kankakee or Fox Rivers, have good luck there.
     
  8. Bigdan99

    Bigdan99 New Member

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    Illinois
    it depends but My motto is if its water fish it
     
  9. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    Peru, IL.
    You might try Ottawa and Straved Rock on the Illinois.
     
  10. coadyadam

    coadyadam New Member

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    Illinois
    Mississippi River, Alton area
     
  11. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    st.louis mo.
    Baldwin lk.,Carlyle Spillway,Miss.River around Alton
     
  12. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    Virginia, Illinois
    Strip mines around Canton. Lived there for several years and did business with local mines and had keys to several locations. Ruined me for normail fishing. Not unusual to catch several large bass, crappie (by the hundreds), and cats in a trip.
     
  13. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Glencoe, Arkansas
    Strip pits at Banner Marsh, and up around Astoria too. Lots of fish.
     
  14. Repete

    Repete New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    Calhoun point where the Illinois and Mississippi join together.
     
  15. BigKat24-7

    BigKat24-7 New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    Mississippi river near alton for the big kats. i've also had several real good nights at Lou Yaeger lake in litchfiels. if your looking for more of pansize or eating thats the way to go. But big fish like big waters and big baits Illinois mississippi and kaskaskia are the places to go!
     
  16. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    The strip pits around Knox County(Galesburg area) for channels, and I'm starting to like the Rock River for "bigger" fish.

    Ray
     
  17. buzz crackstock

    buzz crackstock New Member

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    Springfield, IL
    I had my best luck at lake yeager near litchfield, also had some good luck at glenn shoals near hillsboro. I hear coffeen and sangchris are good for some big flats but really haven't tried for them yet.
     
  18. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    Cobden Il.
    I been to a few places around here and for me I like CrabOrchard because it is comfortable. I can sit on a bench at the edge of the water. I have the wonderful advantage of being in a relaxing place and sometimes I catch some fish.
     
  19. IL_CATFISH

    IL_CATFISH New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    How about the Newton CIPS lake for channel. Wow, talk about getting hammered. Especially in the fall up around the warm water discharge. You're garuanteed to catch fish, just nothing much larger than 7-8 lbs.
     
  20. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    State:
    West Des Moines, Iowa
    IOWA is the best place I have fished in Illinois