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Illinois Fishing Resource - General  
No new posts My First Cast
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26 171 Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:56 pm
RSF31 View latest post
No new posts The General Forum
A place for just about everyone. Come here and shoot the breeze or let out some steam. Anything goes in the "Genral Forum". This is a place were you can completely let loose and have a few Laughs. Anything interesting that has happened this past week? Let us hear about it.
51 280 Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:31 am
FardahY View latest post
No new posts Kids Pix
This is to our future generation. Lets give them there post of fame. Children are the greatest asset to our sport. Lets welcome them and show them our appreciation, they are keeping the sport fishing world moving long after we're gone.
2 12 Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:37 pm
MVPfisherman View latest post
No new posts Fly Fishing
Fly fishing can be intimidating for many new and experienced anglers, however, it really doesn’t have to be. Learn the basics of knot tying and how to get started.
3 9 Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:24 am
fishingnutt View latest post
Ponds, Pits and Ditches  
No new posts Chicago Park District Ponds
The Chicago Park District stocks many ponds with Channel Catfish, and panfish for the kids to get out and practice there skills. And also be able to bring home very healthy, clean and tasty fish for the frying pan.
3 20 Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:40 pm
WackyBass View latest post
Illinois River Systems  
No new posts Fox River
The Fox River travels generally due south from the Wisconsin border until it nears Yorkville. From Yorkville, the river takes a westerly course until just past Silver Springs State Park. After the state park, the river continues south until meeting the Illinois River. The Fox River has 15 dams, of which the tallest is 38 feet high and generates hydroelectric power. The lower Fox between Sheridan and Wedron are sometimes referred to as the Illinois Dells because of the cliffs and scenery and is the section most often paddled.
Moderator PokerGuy45
4 22 Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:35 pm
Yorkville Jim View latest post
No new posts Chicago River
The Chicago River has been pushed, shoved, turned around and worse. The south branch has even had its flow reversed in its short existence. During the Tolleston Era of the ice age, the river was completely submerged by Lake Chicago. Later, as the St. Lawrence River freed itself from ice and opened, the lake would recede, and the river would slowly carve its channel into the ground. Much later, the river would gain fame as one of four portages into the interior of the nation.
Moderator PokerGuy45
8 43 Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:27 pm
knoxwalleye View latest post
No new posts Illinois River
With the large metropolitan areas of Chicago at its head and St Louis near its mouth and by cutting more or less centrally through the northern half of the state, the Illinois River is in an excellent position to provide quality fishing to a great number of Illinois citizens. Hopefully this guide will help these fishermen make use of the abundant resource the river provides.
2 4 Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:45 pm
The Lucky One View latest post
No new posts Kankakee River
The Kankakee River is home to many species of fish but also some unusual fish in our area. The Ironcolor Shiner, Weed Shiner, Lake Chubsucker, Starhead Topminnow, Northern Longear sunfish, Least Darter, River Redhorses, and Blacknose Shiner are all species that live in the river.
2 9 Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:34 am
sandy149 View latest post
No new posts Rock River
The Rock River is well situated to provide fishing opportunities for a sizable portion of northern Illinois' population. Fortunately the river is up to the task, with populations of channel catfish, walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, sauger, white bass, bluegill, flathead catfish, drum and bullheads.
2 8 Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:12 pm
Islandfisher View latest post
No new posts Des Plaines River
From its beginning, the water in the Des Plaines hasn't been exactly sure where it belongs. The Des Plaines shares its swampy headwaters in the swamps between Racine and Kenosha, with the Root River. The Root River flows into the Great Lakes Watershed, the Des Plaines (which once flowed into the Great Lakes Watershed) flows into the Mississippi Watershed.
1 2 Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:05 pm
MVPfisherman View latest post
No new posts Dupage River
The DuPage River, a tributary of the Des Plaines River actually starts as two individual streams. The West Branch of the DuPage River flows through the entire county, starting in Hanover Park in Cook County, and flowing south through Bartlett, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, and Naperville.
1 14 Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:58 pm
crappiekid24 View latest post
The Great Lakes  
No new posts Lake Michigan
Chicago's biggest attraction. Lake Michigan holds many fish and many boaters. What lures anglers from all over to this lake is the consistency of shore angling. Anglers cover the shore line elbow to elbow trying to bring home a limit of Yellow Perch to enjoy with thier family. And also late in the fall when the King Salmon come in to spawn. A great chance to Land a 20+ pound King from shore!
Moderators PokerGuy45, trophyhunter23
12 42 Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:19 am
Perch Guy View latest post
No new posts Lake Michigan Yellow Perch Fishing

5 20 Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:21 am
MagicOPromotion View latest post
No new posts Lake Michigan Salmon/Trout Fishing

5 18 Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:30 pm
MagicOPromotion View latest post
Our Lakes Via County ( ILLINOIS)  
No new posts Dekalb County Lakes

3 10 Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:47 pm
Yorkville Jim View latest post
No new posts Cook County Lakes

5 16 Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:28 am
Wishiwasfishn View latest post
No new posts Lake County Lakes

1 3 Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:03 pm
crappiekid24 View latest post
No new posts Kane County Lakes

1 3 Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:01 pm
MrB View latest post
No new posts Dupage County Lakes

3 13 Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:46 pm
Perch Guy View latest post
No new posts Morgan County Lakes

1 3 Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:19 am
knoxwalleye View latest post
Midwest Angling  
No new posts Michigan
All reports and lakes. This forum covers all of Michigans finest fishing waters. Come check out the great fishing Michigan has to offer!
2 3 Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:48 pm
james View latest post
No new posts Wisconsin
Wisconsin hosts some great fishing opportunities. Come see the latest techniques working, get directions, or help the Wisconsin anglers make this forum feel like home.
3 10 Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:24 pm
MrB View latest post
No new posts Indiana
Indiana hosts a lot of great multi-species waters. Post your own Indiana information or veiw others. Come see the latest happenings in Indiana.
2 7 Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:01 pm
crappiekid24 View latest post
No new posts Minnesota
A great fisherie with world famous lakes. Come check out the wonderful fish being caught in Minnesota, you may want to grab your gear, get a full tank of gas, and find your way up there yourself. They don't call it the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" for nothing!
1 1 Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:00 pm
MVPfisherman View latest post
No new posts Ohio
Ohio has a lot of great fishing. Check out the fourm for information from our members.
3 13 Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:01 am
Perch Guy View latest post
Specific Species  
No new posts Largemouth Bass
They are the most popular freshwater game fish. Much of its popularity is due to its pugnacious attitude and willingness to strike a lure or bait with explosive force. Research indicates that the largemouth bass is also the most intelligent freshwater fish, able to distinguish and avoid a particular type of lure after only one encounter with it.
4 13 Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:03 am
fishingnutt View latest post
No new posts Smallmouth Bass
There are many who say that the smallmouth bass is more of a game fish than the largemouth. There is no doubt that it rivals the largemouth in popularity. They prefer deeper water than the largemouth and areas of clear, fast-flowing streams and pools with a gravel/rubble bottom.
3 17 Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:57 am
james View latest post
No new posts White / Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family, and though they show a definite family resemblance, they are distinctive enough that they shouldn’t be confused with any other species. The black crappie and the white crappie (Pomoxis annularis) are most often confused with each other.
Moderator crappiekid24
4 19 Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:47 am
fishingnutt View latest post
No new posts Bluegill / Panfish
Native to approximately the eastern half of the U.S.A. and a small portion of northeastern Mexico, the Bluegill has been widely introduced elsewhere in North America as well as into Europe and South Africa. Today it is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.
2 13 Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:53 am
x71640414d View latest post
No new posts Yellow Perch
Although the average size caught by anglers is 4-12 oz. (0.1-0.34 kg) it provides fast action and can be caught all year long. It will devour almost any natural bait and many types of artificials, including flies and is an active feeder even in the winter when they are caught while ice fishing.
2 12 Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:04 pm
RandyD View latest post
No new posts Walleye / Sauger
This wide-ranging North American species occurs from the Hudson Bay east to the St. Lawrence River, south to the Gulf coast of Alabama, and northwest of the Hudson Bay from Manitoba throughout the western Northwest territories (including Great Slave and Great Bear Lakes) to the Beaufort Sea on the border of the Yukon Territory. This is an extremely popular sport fish and an excellent food fish. The best fishing is at night when the walleye is feeding. The flesh is white to pink, firm and considered prime on the market.
3 44 Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:37 pm
MagicOPromotion View latest post
No new posts Muskellunge
At one time, it was believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge but these varieties are now considered to be one species, Esox masquinongy. The exception to this is the tiger musky, which is a distinctive body that is long and sleek with a single dorsal fin located very far back near the tail.
1 3 Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:26 am
knoxwalleye View latest post
No new posts Northern Pike
It is considered a delicious food fish. The flesh is sweet, white and flaky, but sometimes has a muddy taste during the summer. This can be eliminated by removing the skin prior to cooking. It has considerable commercial value and is an excellent sport fish. Pike are usually taken by trolling with large spoons, plugs or natural baits, but casting and still fishing are also frequently successful.
4 14 Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:51 pm
Perch Guy View latest post
No new posts Catfish
The catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value, and is reared commercially and transported throughout the country. Anglers from all over spend many nights targeting these great fish. But with recent reports many have made day time catfishing one of there favorite things.
4 24 Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:58 pm
crappiekid24 View latest post
No new posts Carp
It is very prolific, an excellent survivor and is able to tolerate a wide range of conditions and bottom types, therefore making it an excellent species for pond culture. In Europe, where the carp is highly regarded, farmed, and selectively bred, cultivated carp (referred to as king carp as opposed to wild carp) come in a variety of body shapes and aquamation patterns.
14 64 Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:41 am
Perch Guy View latest post
No new posts Trout
The rainbow and its closest relatives in the Pacific salmon group (cutthroat, golden, Mexican golden, Arizona native or Apache, and gila trout) are known as the black-spotted trouts because they are covered with numerous prominent black spots. These spots may cover the entire body or may be more abundant near the tail.
2 7 Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:40 pm
MVPfisherman View latest post
No new posts Salmon
The Chinook is the largest salmonid in North America, growing to at least 5 ft. (1.52 m) and 126 lb. (57 kg). It is an extremely important food and commercial fish, and due to its large size and game nature, an important sport fish. It is the only Pacific salmon in which the meat may be regularly either red or white, but the red meat commands a higher price.
1 7 Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:23 pm
trophyhunter23 View latest post
Tournaments and Matches  
No new posts Tournament Fishing
Looking to join in on local tournaments. Come and check out the latest from shore, to boat fishing tournaments for all species. If you'd like to see if you have what it takes, this is a great starting fishing against these quality anglers.
Moderators Adept Fisher, PokerGuy45
8 62 Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:53 am
Perch Guy View latest post
No new posts Online Fishing Tournaments
Your resource to Reel Obsessions free online fishing tournaments. Anyone can join. Check out the latest results and information here!
5 32 Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:59 pm
crappiekid24 View latest post
No new posts Matches
Here is beneficial information to matches held all over the Illinois and Midwest area. At a lot of these matches it's a great experience to just show up and see how the regulars do it. You will learn a lot. These hard core and dedicated anglers catch 20lb fish on line as little as 1 lb. Come see how it's done!
3 11 Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:15 pm
CHIBIGTEE View latest post
No new posts Fishing Clubs
Have you been looking for a local fishing club to join in on. A place to meet with friends about once a month and discuss your favorite hobby (Fishing). To meet new fishing buddies and never go out on the water alone again. Well come check out the latest fishing club information in your area.
4 17 Tue May 05, 2009 5:13 pm
MagicOPromotion View latest post
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