Illinois Outdoors at PrairiestateOutdoors.com
RulesIllinois Outdoors at PrairiestateOutdoors.com

Prairie State Outdoors Categories

Top Story :: Opinion :: Illinois Outdoor News :: Fishing News :: Hunting News :: Birding News :: Nature Stories :: Miscellaneous News :: Fishing :: Big Fish Fridays :: Big Fish Stories :: State Fishing Reports :: Other Fishing Reports :: Fishing Tips, Tactics & Tales :: Where to Fish :: Fishing Calendar :: Hunting :: Hunting Reports :: Hunting Tips, Tactics & Tales :: Where to Hunt :: Tales from the Timber :: Turkey Tales :: Hunting Calendar :: Big Game Stories :: Nature and Birding :: Birding Bits :: Nature Newsbits :: Critter Corner :: Birding Calendar :: Stargazing :: In the Wild :: Miscellaneous Reports and Shorts :: Links :: Hunting Links :: Birding Links :: Video ::

Big Buck Stories

1960s :: 1980s :: 1991-92 :: 1992-93 :: 1993-94 :: 1994-95 :: 1995-96 :: 1997-98 :: 1998-99 :: 1999-2000 :: 2000-01 :: 2001-02 :: 2003-04 :: 2004-05 :: 2005-06 :: 2006-07 :: 2007-08 :: 2008-09 :: 2009-10 :: 2010-11 :: 2011-12 :: 2012-13 ::

Scattershooting

Flathead's Picture of the Week :: Big bucks :: Birdwatching :: Cougars :: Dogs :: Critters :: Fishing :: Asian carp :: Bass :: Catfish :: Crappie :: Ice :: Muskie :: Humor :: Hunting :: Deer :: Ducks :: Geese :: Turkey :: Upland game :: Misc. :: Mushrooms :: Open Blog Thursday :: Picture A Day 2010 :: Plants and trees :: Politics :: Prairie :: Scattershooting :: Tales from the Trail Cams :: Wild Things ::


Print

Central Illinois fishing report for June 21

June 21, 2013 at 08:56 AM

Peoria Journal Star

What’s biting

Lakes are becoming a lot more clear now that heavy rains have stopped. With clearer waters, trolling for walleye has been more successful.

Honey holes

Anglers are having some success with bluegill at Eureka Lake. There are still some very active pockets of crappie.

Water levels are receding on the Illinois River. South of Peoria, levels are still above flood stages. Catfish have been hitting liver and dip baits hard, despite high waters.

Spring Lake is reporting that bluegill are becoming very active. They may be beginning to spawn.

At Banner Marsh, bluegill are biting hard on redworms and wax worms. Lots of small bass are biting plastics, crank baits and weedless topwaters.

Reports out of Shabonna Lake suggest walleye have been hitting hard on just about everything but may be beginning to slow. There have been reports of a 23-inch walleye caught recently.

Anglers at Lake Bloomington are reporting that bass, catfish and bluegill have been biting very well on shorelines. Boaters are not having as much success.

White Bass are attacking anything that hits the water at Lake Shelbyville, according to larrysfishinghole.com. Small shad are being caught as well, but only on very small baits.

Walleye are biting pretty well at Snake Den Hollow in Victoria. There are reports of some good-sized catfish.

Catfish, yellow bass and hybrid stripers are biting well at LaSalle Lake.

Catfish are biting hard at Clinton Lake. They’re hitting shrimp, shad, shad guts, bits of carp ... just about anything. Walleye are biting leeches, and hybrid stripers have been active on the surface of the lake. They’re hitting crankbaits near the spillway.

Wall hangers

There are reports out of Clinton Lake of a 68-pound flathead catfish being caught during a tournament. It was apparently hooked while trolling for walleye.

Your CommentsComments :: Terms :: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Comment Area Pool Rules

  1. Read our Terms of Service.
  2. You must be a member. :: Register here :: Log In
  3. Keep it clean.
  4. Stay on topic.
  5. Be civil, honest and accurate.
  6. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Log In

Register as a new member

Next entry: Manker, Earleywine win family support bass tournament

Previous entry: Big trout likely went deep to survive Illinois summers

Log Out

RSS & Atom Feeds

Prairie State Outdoors
PSO on Facebook
Promote Your Page Too

News Archives

August 2018
S M T W T F S
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
Copyright © 2007-2014 GateHouse Media, Inc.
Some Rights Reserved
Original content available for non-commercial use
under a Creative Commons license, except where noted.
Creative Commons