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Central Illinois fishing report for July 25

July 25, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Peoria Journal Star


What’s biting

Bluegill all over the area seem to be biting very well.

Most reports suggest that the bluegill being caught are fairly small, but they’ve been biting like crazy.

Wax worms, redworms and crickets tend to be the most popular bluegill baits.

Honey holes

Local ponds are reporting that bass have been biting very well on buzzbaits. They’re also hitting plastics and spinnerbaits.

Bass at Banner Marsh are biting topwaters and scum frogs. Bluegill have been hitting wax worms and crickets. In the evenings, catfish have been active, biting crawlers and dip baits.

Emiquon Nature Preserve is reporting that bass are biting on a variety of baits: plastics, chatterbaits, spinners and topwaters.

Small bluegill have been biting on wax worms at Evergreen Lake. They’ve also reported catfish biting on crawlers, dip baits and shad. Some white bass have been biting bladebaits and minnow jigs.

Like most other lakes, Clinton Lake is reporting that small bluegill are very active and biting on most kinds of worms. Below the spillway, stripers, catfish and walleye have all been biting.

Reports suggest that carp and drum perch are very active as well and will bite absolutely anything that gets thrown in the water.

Lake Shelbyville is back to using its normal ramps now that water levels have gone down. A lot of crappie are biting under bridges. Above deep brush has been the best place to catch big fish.

Bass have been biting on weedless topwaters at Snakeden Hollow. Bluegill have been actively hitting wax worms and crickets. Cut baits, crawlers and dip baits have been the best bet for catching catfish over the last week.

Tip of the week

This week’s tip, regarding tick removal, comes from larry’sfishinghole.com: Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball.

Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds; the tick will be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. It’s much easier and less traumatic than burning them off.

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