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  • Local fishing programs and ponds provide plenty of pleasure
  • Anyone between the ages of 16 and 65 needs a fishing license to fish in Illinois waters. Fishing licenses may be purchased through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources online or at local retail outlets. Naperville Park District’s rules for ...
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  • 4/29/2017 10:58:00 PM
  • Pot Fugitive from Texas Apprehended while Fishing at Lake Selmac
  • OSP said its game officers contacted 57-year-old Robert Lawrence Brenner while he was fishing at the Illinois Valley lake late Thursday evening. Brenner was arrested when a routine records check showed he was wanted on a Texas felony warrant for Parole ...
  • KAJO
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  • 4/29/2017 12:35:00 PM
  • Southern Illinois organization helps vets heal through fishing
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A southern Illinois non profit organization gives back to veterans in a unique way, and has now branched out from hunting to fishing. HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes gives veterans the opportunity to come together and talk about their ...
  • WSIL TV
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  • 4/29/2017 2:11:00 AM
  • Northeast Oklahoma Fishing Report
  • Bass good 2-4 ft on Carolina-rigged plastics baits. All other fishing slow. Submitted by Karlin Bailey. Lower Illinois: April 23.. The lake elevation is normal, water temps are 65 and water clarity is clear. Rainbow trout are good on inline spinnerbait ...
  • Claremore Daily Progress
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  • 4/28/2017 1:55:00 AM
  • Sarley: Time to hit the store and stock up on fishing gear
  • That’s it. Let’s head for the cash registers and then go fishing. Northern Illinois: Dave Kranz from Dave’s Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy in Crystal Lake reports: “The dams at McHenry, Algonquin and Carpentersville are going to see high and dirty ...
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 4/27/2017 10:42:00 PM
  • Expert: Lake Shelbyville fish habitat disappearing
  • Mike Mounce, of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said Lake Shelbyville's fish have high mortality rates and simply stocking the lake with more fish would only be a temporary fix to a growing problem. The disappearing fish habitat stems from a
  • Shelbyville Daily Union
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  • 4/27/2017 6:14:00 PM
  • Fish delivery at Gillespie Lake goes awry when truck rolls into lake
  • The fish were eventually released and the truck recovered. The Gillespie Fire Department was called, along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the dive team from the Litchfield Fire Department. The divers attached a cable to the truck and
  • The Telegraph
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  • 4/27/2017 4:59:00 AM
  • Fishing Opportunities Abound at Naperville Park District
  • Anyone between the ages of 16 and 65 needs a fishing license to fish in Illinois waters. Fishing licenses may be purchased through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources online or at local retail outlets. Naperville Park District's rules for fishing
  • Chicago Tribune
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  • 4/26/2017 4:15:00 PM
  • 2017 Fishing Opportunities at Naperville Park District
  • as part of a program through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Park District offers an introductory program, Fishin’ Kids, for children ages 5-11 and parents at Knoch Knolls Park. “The Fishin’ Kids programs provide all the equipment ...
  • Patch
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  • 4/26/2017 3:48:00 PM
  • Fishing: Roger’s Remarks for April 25
  • It all began with an excited lady, Sally, who called me to set up a fishing trip for herself and her visiting in-laws from Illinois. The trip was going to be a way for her relatives to explore the area, see some wildlife and possibly catch a few stripers .
  • Fresno Bee
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  • 4/25/2017 10:23:00 PM
  • Michigan Welcomes Volunteer Ideas on Invasive Carp Control
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 Monitoring and Response Plan for Asian Carp in the Upper Illinois River and Chicago Area Waterway System - Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Fish Entrainment, Retention and Inadvertent Transport by Barge Traffic .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/25/2017 8:06:00 AM
  • Sports: First-day leaders hang on to win Four-Man
  • The Tournament Committee also awarded $1,250 to the Williamson County Shriners Club, $450 to Take Pride in America Committee and $250 to the Southern Illinois Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days. 1. Hunter Grounds, Andy Rametta, Zach Zeigler .
  • The Southern
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  • 4/25/2017 1:03:00 AM
  • Swim, camp, fish at Illinois Beach State Park
  • As early as 1888, Chicago-area residents were discussing the need to preserve the land near Zion that became Illinois Beach State Park. Industry was encroaching from the south, sand mining was ravaging the dunes, and the surrounding countryside was being .
  • Chicago Tribune
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  • 4/24/2017 9:42:00 PM
  • Huck Treadwell: Lazy man’s way of fishing
  • One of the funnier episodes was when he fished for the invasive Asian carp with the Peoria Carp Hunters in Illinois. If you’re not familiar with Asian or silver carp, they’re an invasive species that were released into the Mississippi watershed when a ...
  • Sand Mountain Reporter
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  • 4/24/2017 9:39:00 PM
  • Orangethroat darter: First of its kind for Fish of the Week
  • Ben Cantrell, maybe Illinois’ greatest multi-species fisherman, caught this orangethroat darter from a creek, near Chillicothe, that flows into the Illinois River. “Doesn’t get much more colorful than that!’’ he emailed. He’s right about that ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 4/20/2017 6:01:00 PM
  • Fish jumps back into kayak after being released
  • April 20 (UPI) --A man fishing from his kayak in Illinois threw a fish that was too small back into the water -- but the fish jumped right back into his boat. The video, posted to YouTube by Water Hopper Ryan, shows Ryan out fishing in his kayak earlier ..
  • United Press International
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  • 4/20/2017 4:23:00 PM
  • Below the Waterline: Public support a key in keeping water access
  • Being able to fish has become a privilege where at one time it was a right. Lakes across the country, including those in Illinois, are seeing access and privatization take the front seat to public access and it’s clear day-use folks are getting shut out ..
  • Pantagraph
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  • 4/20/2017 12:01:00 AM
  • Sarley: Fishing provides the best opportunity to clear your mind
  • If that isn’t a beautiful thing, then I don’t know what is. In last week’s column, Dan Stephenson, the Chief of Fisheries for the IDNR was quoted as writing, “Illinois fishing licenses are still a good deal. Also, folks over 65 years of age receive ...
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 4/19/2017 11:57:00 PM
  • Spring rush of fishing: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report
  • Check updates at Fox Waterway Agency. The Illinois River is still up and dirty, but it is starting to recede. Fishing is very slow with not many catching anything. Here is what the ramp looked like as of today. River is projected to fall below flood at ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 4/19/2017 2:45:00 AM
  • Sex Offender Accused of Offering Children Fishing Poles
  • Darnell, who is on Illinois’ sex offender registry for sexually assaulting a one-year old in Madison County 13 years ago, is accused of walking up to the children while they were fishing along the river in Graffton last Thursday and offering them fishing .
  • CBS St. Louis
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  • 4/18/2017 1:54:00 PM
  • Thousands of dead fish in McKinley Park Lagoon
  • "The large die off of fish we saw is likely because of low oxygen levels in the lagoon," said John Belcik, student in population genetics at the University of Illinois - Chicago. "The drainage left the fish where they are but it really pumped out a lot of
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  • 4/18/2017 5:47:00 AM
  • Steve Sarley: Taking a deeper look at a 5-year fishing license
  • I received an email from Dan Stephenson, the Chief of Fisheries for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in response to a column I recently wrote. He wanted to explain the reason for the state needing to sell five-year licenses. I have nothing but
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 4/12/2017 5:35:00 AM
  • Fishing scholarship awarded to Douglass teen
  • He recently signed a fishing scholarship for a school in Lebanon, Illinois. Joseph Bruener from Douglass High School will be attending McKendree University in the fall. Growing up, he spent a lot of time with the Nacogdoches Bass Club and says they are ...
  • easttexasmatters.com
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  • 4/10/2017 11:53:00 PM
  • Cold water causes fish to surface on Lake Michigan
  • Fisherman are noticing hundreds of yellow perch on the surface along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources believes that the cause is upwelling, a rare condition in which cold water rises from the deep, pushing up the
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution
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  • 4/7/2017 6:16:00 PM
  • SLIDESHOW: The Art (And Heart) Of Virgil's Lenten Fish Fry
  • Volunteers at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Virgil, Illinois have one last fundraising push this Lenten season. Each Friday during Lent (not including Good Friday) dozens of parishioners lend a hand to make the annual Fish Fry fundraiser a success
  • Northern Public Radio
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  • 4/7/2017 11:31:00 AM
  • Two Monster Largemouth Bass Fishing Slims Fish Camp
  • Today, I had the pleasure to fish with Robert and Jake Pifer. Traveling from Rockford, Illinois, they wanted to catch the fish of a life-time. Jake caught his personal best largemouth weighing 8 pounds 15 ounces. He also caught a near identical twin ...
  • bassonline.com
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  • 4/6/2017 7:38:00 PM
  • Thousands Of Dead Fish Found On Lakefront At Old U.S. Steel Site
  • One fisherman wondered if the birds were in any danger from whatever killed the fish. Photos of the dead fish were shared with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and a conservation officer said the fish kill was under investigation. Thousands of
  • CBS Chicago
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  • 4/6/2017 6:19:00 PM
  • Fish record book slung wide open
  • At Kinkaid Lake, an Illinois record that had held for nearly 41 years was broken by a fraction of an ounce when Ryan Povolish, fishing for bass, caught a black crappie weighing 4 pounds, 8.8 ounces. It’s the largest crappie of any kind recorded in the ...
  • Outdoor News
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  • 4/6/2017 5:19:00 PM
  • Kids' Fishing day draws 140
  • About 140 children and adults turned out for Saturday's spring Kids' Fishing Day at Bird Park Quarry in Kankakee, sponsored by the Northern Illinois Anglers Association and the Kankakee Valley Park District. Despite a fine day for fishing, only 30 rainbow
  • The Daily Journal
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  • 4/6/2017 2:23:00 PM
  • Below the Waterline: Invite shows strength of high school fishing
  • This past weekend I had the opportunity to serve as master of ceremonies for the Illinois High School Invitational at Clinton Lake. High school fishing has gained popularity across the country but its origins in sanctioned high school events started right
  • Pantagraph
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  • 4/6/2017 1:10:00 PM
  • Below the Waterline: State invite shows strength of high school fishing
  • This past weekend I had the opportunity to serve as master of ceremonies for the Illinois High School Invitational at Clinton Lake. High school fishing has gained popularity across the country but its origins in sanctioned high school events started right
  • Pantagraph
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  • 4/6/2017 12:09:00 AM
  • Steve Sarley: The best ways to find where fish are biting
  • Last week, I tried to get you enthused about what I hope is a tremendous kickoff to our 2017 northern Illinois open water fishing season. Mother Nature is still teasing us with erratic weather, but I know for sure that better days are coming. We need some
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 4/5/2017 5:47:00 AM
  • 4 Pound 8 Ounce Record Crappie Landed On Kinkaid Lake
  • But, Ryan Povolish did land an unofficial new state record crappie! According to a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, officials are trying to determine if the fish is a pure black crappie or a hybrid black crappie. Either way ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 4/1/2017 3:26:00 PM
  • You’ll be able to go see the record-setting crappie
  • Instead, the fish is headed to Bass Pro Shops aquarium in East Peoria, according to WSIL TV. As for the record, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is still trying to decide which record was broken. The agency is waiting on DNA verification to ...
  • BND
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  • 4/1/2017 4:15:00 AM
  • Teen breaks 2 fishing records in 30 minutes
  • Ken Maggiore, 19, of Chicago, broke the Illinois burbot and whitefish records on March 22 in the span of 30 minutes. He was fishing near Montrose Bay on Lake Michigan during the once-in-a-lifetime experience, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. Maggiore ..
  • FOX News
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  • 3/31/2017 6:41:00 PM
  • No foolin': April 1 is a big day on calendar for fishing
  • 4. A Dixon Refuge fishing permit is required in addition to an Illinois state fishing license. Permit applications will be available at the kiosk by the boat launch starting May 16. Hatchery-raised trout season opens at 5 a.m. Saturday at Illinois and ...
  • News Tribune
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  • 3/31/2017 12:55:00 PM
  • Check Out Huge Record Crappie Caught in Illinois
  • It seems appropriate that the presumed new state record crappie caught in Illinois earlier this week was taken on a bass lure. The fish was that big. Internet reports abound about Ryan Povolish’s 4 1/2-pound black crappie caught at Kincaid Lake on Tuesday.
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  • 3/30/2017 4:04:00 PM
  • US fishing magnate dubbed 'The Codfather' set to change plea
  • He then sold the fish for cash, some of which was smuggled overseas. For more than a decade, Joe Thomas, 43, has been working at an IHOP restaurant in Springfield, Illinois. On Saturday, a couple of his regulars stopped in for breakfast. Thomas knows the .
  • WHIO
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  • 3/30/2017 4:53:00 AM
  • Illinois fish farm takes Purina to court over fish deaths
  • Full access to all content published on IntraFish.com Full access to latest news across all sections The IntraFish Seafood Price Tracker, the latest species prices Archive of over 177,000 articles – Two decades of stories
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  • 3/29/2017 11:55:00 PM
  • Bass Unlimited Creates Fish Habitat in Illinois
  • Bass Unlimited staff and a group of hearty volunteers met on a chilly Saturday morning recently along the banks of Mill Creek in Clark County, IL. No, they weren't there to go fishing (although it was tempting), they were there to build Christmas tree ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/29/2017 7:55:00 AM
  • Terry & Roxanne Wilson New Co-Editors of Southern Trout's Ozark Edition
  • A husband and wife communication specialist team, the Wilsons are Illinois flatlanders by birth and relocated to the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri by choice, have been fly fishers for over100 years between them. They have written 400 articles in outdoor ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/29/2017 7:55:00 AM
  • Smelt, Heidecke opener, inland trout opener: Chicago fishing, MFR
  • Big week for fishing around Chicago, especially Saturday when Illinois’s spring trout season opens, smelt netting begins and Heidecke Lake reopens to fishing; that and much more leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. The MFR for Chicago ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 3/29/2017 2:03:00 AM
  • Fish farm says Purina feed caused massive die-offs
  • An Illinois fish producer is suing Purina Animal Nutrition for allegedly causing massive fish die-offs with its feed. Largemouth bass producer Veath Fish Farm is seeking more than $1 million for loss of sales, customers and other damages from Purina and ..
  • wattagnet.com
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  • 3/28/2017 5:32:00 PM
  • Fish farm alleges Purina feed led to fish death
  • The Illinois-based fish farm filed the suit in the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois last week. The farm has alleged that fish feed products manufactured for Purina Animal Nutrition LLC by Texas Farm Products Company (TFPC ...
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  • 3/28/2017 8:22:00 AM
  • Illinois Fisherman Catches Two State Record Fish in Under an Hour
  • Two state records broken in just under an hour! Breaking a state record is something most fishermen can only dream of doing. But 19-year-old Ken Maggiore realized that accomplishment not once, but twice in the span of an hour! The Chicago Sun-Times ...
  • wideopenspaces.com
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  • 3/27/2017 8:01:00 PM
  • Kids Fishing Day is April 1
  • Free trout fishing for children age 15 and younger will again be offered at Bird Park Quarry in Kankakee 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 1, during Kids Fishing Day, sponsored by the Northern Illinois Anglers Association and the Kankakee Valley Park District.
  • The Daily Journal
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  • 3/27/2017 5:19:00 PM
  • Terry & Roxanne Wilson Co-Editors of Southern Trout Ozark Edition
  • A husband and wife communication specialist team, the Wilsons are Illinois flatlanders by birth and relocated to the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri by choice, have been fly fishers for over100 years between them. They have written 400 articles in outdoor ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/27/2017 5:42:00 AM
  • AREA OUTDOOR NOTES: New fishing, hunting licenses required April 1
  • Anglers and hunters planning to enjoy their favorite pastimes will need to purchase new licenses after Friday. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers and hunters it is nearly time to purchase their 2017 Illinois fishing, hunting and .
  • The Telegraph
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  • 3/26/2017 12:04:00 PM
  • Trout fishing just around the corner
  • Davenport. In Illinois, the spring trout season begins at 5 a.m. Saturday, April 1. The DNR will stock the pond at Prospect Park on 30th Avenue in Moline sometime before then. Meanwhile, Illinois hunting and fishing licenses for 2016 expire March 31.
  • Quad-Cities Times
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  • 3/24/2017 5:20:00 PM
  • Heartland Cooks: Satish's North Indian Fish Fry
  • There are plenty of fish fries in the Heartland throughout spring leading up to Easter, but Satish Walia at India Delight in Marion, Illinois makes his fried fish much differently. Satish uses his proven technique to remove any hint of fishy smell from ...
  • KFVS12
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  • 3/24/2017 3:56:00 PM
  • Ramps at 95th, honor & Chicago fishing stuff: Mayor’s Meeting
  • He said things are on track for stocking all fish this spring on Lake Michigan. He said Brenda McKinney, Urban Fishing Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is short four clinic instructors–Washington Sherman, McKinley and ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 3/24/2017 10:00:00 AM
  • Greatest day of fishing on Chicago lakefront: Burbot & whitefish
  • No, that’s not overstating the case. At least when it comes to Illinois-record fish. Maggiore caught Illinois’ records for lake whitefish and burbot at Montrose Harbor in the space of a half hour. “I am still in shock,’’ Maggiore said after ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 3/23/2017 11:51:00 PM
  • Purina's Fish Food Killed Bass, Fish Farm Says
  • Law360, New York (March 23, 2017, 3:55 PM EDT) -- An Illinois fish farm filed a property damage and product liability lawsuit Wednesday against Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, claiming its fish food, marketed as safe for largemouth bass, was actually unsafe .
  • Law 360
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  • 3/23/2017 8:07:00 PM
  • How to Get a Fishing License in Illinois Before Trout Season
  • A fisheries biologist with the Forest Preserves of Cook County tells us who needs a license, how to get one and where you can fish. RIVER FOREST, IL - As fishing season begins soon, a number of people new to the sport may not know that there’s some odds ..
  • Patch
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  • 3/22/2017 1:49:00 PM
  • Wimbiscus: Scouting Joliet's Lenten fish fries
  • 4 to 7:30 p.m. Baked or fried cod, shrimp, catfish or chicken breast. Dine-in or carryout. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. St. Mary Immaculate School gym, 15629 Illinois 59, Plainfield. (815) 436-2651, ext. 841. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cod, shrimp, grilled cheese ...
  • The Herald-News
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  • 3/17/2017 4:57:00 PM
  • Soybeans fish feeding cage
  • Illinois Soybean Association members David Murphy and Zach Bailey look into a fish feeding cage off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico. The Soy Ambassadors attended the 2017 Offshore Mariculture Conference March 7-9 to learn about the benefits of feeding soy to
  • Iowa Farmer Today
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  • 3/16/2017 12:06:00 AM
  • Technique may benefit fish farmers
  • A University of Illinois researcher has found another use for bioreactors for another group of producers — fish farmers. The 2013 Census of Aquaculture shows that Illinois has 23 fish farms and 17 food fish farms, but not all of them would use this ...
  • AGRINEWS
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  • 3/15/2017 10:17:00 PM
  • Coho, LaSalle opener, fly fishing trout: Chicago fishing, MFR
  • Fishing for coho and trout comes and goes on southern Lake Michigan, winter returned, LaSalle Lake reopens Wednesday, March 15, and fly fishing for trout in Illinois opens Saturday, March 18, all that leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 3/15/2017 2:37:00 AM
  • Final Reminder Spring Valley Closes TONIGHT Monday March 13
  • The fish-rich, swirling currents of the Illinois River at Spring Valley, Illinois, will once again be the stage for another Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit regular season opener. Set for March 17-18 out of the Spring Valley Boat Club, the qualifying ...
  • OutdoorsFIRST
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  • 3/13/2017 5:12:00 PM
  • Buck on hill, fly fishing Illinois, bait shops: Chicago outdoors
  • Sandy and Steve Melovic wonderfully photographed this buck standing on a rise on the Texaco property in Lockport. Buck of the Week: Unplugged, a celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, runs on Sundays on the Sun-Times outdoors page as ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 3/13/2017 10:57:00 AM
  • Winkeler: When it comes to fishing, it's all good
  • The Illinois budget situation is simply depressing. In one of his essays, Wetherell laments the fact that no such prose exists concerning the art of bass fishing. I had never thought of that before, but Wetherell is absolutely correct. The language of ...
  • The Southern
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  • 3/9/2017 7:33:00 AM
  • Boston College Lands Transfer OL Eddy Fish From Illinois
  • Fish, the nephew of the current head of the Board of Trustees at Boston College, originally committed to Boston College as a preferred walk on back in December of 2015. The Lawrence Academy (MA) player was considered a 3* offensive lineman at the time ...
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  • 3/8/2017 11:07:00 PM
  • Illinois River Hosts Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit 2017 Season Opener
  • Ponca City, Okla.-March 6, 2017-The fish-rich, swirling currents of the Illinois River at Spring Valley, Illinois, will once again be the stage for another Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit regular season opener. Set for March 17-18 out of the Spring Valley
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  • 3/8/2017 5:39:00 AM
  • Illinois River Hosts Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit 2017 Season Opener
  • Ponca City, Okla.—March 6, 2017—The fish-rich, swirling currents of the Illinois River at Spring Valley, Illinois, will once again be the stage for another Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit regular season opener. Set for March 17-18 out of the Spring ...
  • OutdoorsFIRST
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  • 3/8/2017 5:39:00 AM
  • Sarley: Simple spinnerbaits prove to work best for spring fishing
  • If I had to choose only one presentation to be throwing at Northern Illinois’ spring fish it would have to be a white spinnerbait. I’m not claiming to be a genius or a visionary here – a majority of area anglers are tossing these lures right now ...
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 3/8/2017 3:58:00 AM
  • Brad Laabs column: Got the bug? Lots of fishing opportunities in the region
  • The Mississippi River pool 4 at Red Wing is open all year long, and has a good walleye and sauger fishing. The Illinois River near Peru and Spring Valley Illinois is highly-recognized sauger fishery in March and April, with a mix of walleyes in the system
  • DL Online Giving Information Life
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  • 3/5/2017 2:08:00 PM
  • Your essential map, guide to metro-east fish fries
  • 618-345-2508. Collinsville Fish Fry — 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Knights of Columbus Hall, Illinois 157, Collinsville. Eat in or carryout. Fried/baked cod, catfish, sides. Senior plate starting at $4.99. 618-345-1492. Freeburg Fish Fry — 2 to 8 ...
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  • 3/1/2017 7:55:00 PM
  • The World's Oldest Aquarium Fish, an Australian Lungfish, Has Died
  • The world’s oldest-known aquarium fish, an 84+ year-old Australia lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) who went by the name of Granddad, from Chicago, Illinois’ Shedd Aquarium has died this month after declining health issues forced the hand of the ...
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  • 2/24/2017 6:42:00 PM
  • Illinois wildlife and sport fish restoration funds tied up
  • WSIL -- Millions of dollars meant to fund wildlife conservation projects in Illinois currently sit in a federal bank account awaiting allocation by the state of Illinois. In the early 1900s, as many animal species were on the decline, Congress passed the .
  • WSIL TV
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  • 2/24/2017 3:48:00 AM
  • Trout Unlimited teaches fly fishing Feb. 28
  • The Twin Cities branch of the non-profit conservation group works to preserve, restore and protect cold-water fisheries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, with a focus on the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Info: Visit TwinCitiesTU.org or call ..
  • current.mnsun.com
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  • 2/23/2017 10:53:00 PM
  • Big bow-fishing tournament coming
  • They will be loaded into a refrigerated truck on-site and transported to a plant in Illinois to be processed into liquid fertilizer. Morris notes that such ecological recycling is not new -- early American Indians frequently used fish to fertilize their ..
  • Lebanon Democrat
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  • 2/23/2017 4:01:00 PM
  • Avoid an Ice Fishing Injury With These Pro Tips
  • “I live in Western Illinois,” he says, “and the winter gloom used to really affect me,” but after one of his co-workers took him ice fishing for the first time, he was hooked. That was 16 years ago. Now, McNett is captain of the USA Ice Tea
  • veryinternationalpeople.com
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  • 2/23/2017 3:39:00 AM
  • Below the Waterline: Rattles and beads can improve catch ratios
  • Awards were presented Jan. 20-21 at the Illinois Pheasants and Quail Forever State Meeting in Springfield. Terry Brown is President of Wired2Fish.com, an industry leading, daily website and social media fishing centered community that provides information
  • Pantagraph
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  • 2/23/2017 1:05:00 AM
  • Sarley: More fishing guides to check out with spring approaching
  • I present the names in no particular order. These are the next batch of guides that I recommend that operate in or near Northern Illinois. Doug Becker of the JD Guide Service is one heck of a tournament fisherman and usually scores nice limits on Geneva.
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 2/22/2017 5:50:00 PM
  • More fishing guides to check out
  • I present the names in no particular order. These are the next batch of guides I recommend that operate in or near northern Illinois. Doug Becker of JD Guide Service is one heck of a tournament fisherman and usually scores nice limits on Geneva.
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 2/22/2017 5:50:00 PM
  • Central Illinois Treasures: Fish Carver
  • The basement of Terry Page’s home near Hillsboro is lined with reminders of his love for fishing: mounted muskies and bass, antique lures and boxes of fishing magazines. “I started at age three,” Page remembers. “I caught a bluegill. My dad and my ...
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  • 2/22/2017 12:06:00 PM
  • Record February heat: Documenting the impact on Chicago fishing
  • Larry Green tweeted it was caught in Kankakee. Andrew Ragas, web designer and guide in northern Wisconsin, was back to fish the spring walleye run in northern Illinois with jigs and big thumper plastics, and small crankbaits. In the words a young man ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 2/22/2017 5:53:00 AM
  • Change in tournament organizer's status raises questions about bass fishing
  • Its new name – the Illinois High School Invitational, instead of Argenta-Oreana Bombers Invitational – reflects an end to the organizer's volunteer position as bass fishing coach at Argenta-Oreana High School and the district's role as fiscal agent for ...
  • Herald & Review
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  • 2/19/2017 12:14:00 PM
  • Fly Fishing Festival returns to River Falls
  • And there are dozens more streams in the Driftless Area near the Mississippi River along the Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois borders that are prized among fly fishermen and women. Because most of the high-quality trout streams near River Falls are
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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  • 2/17/2017 3:45:00 PM
  • Mayor’s meeting: All over the lakefront and fishing stuff
  • Brenda McKinney, Urban Fishing Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, opened with this truth, “State still does not have a budget. As far as I know, stocking will continue and my program will be in operation.” She has been doing ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 2/17/2017 10:12:00 AM
  • Illinois fish eating advisories
  • Last week, the Illinois Department of Public Health released an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois. Changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do not suggest that Illinois fish ..
  • The Daily Journal
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  • 2/16/2017 8:29:00 PM
  • Fisher backed by three sponsors
  • Illinois' Mark Fisher, a former FLW Tour co-angler who's moved to the front of the boat this season, announced that he'll have three primary sponsors backing him during his rookie campaign. The companies are: EZ Kut Products, which manufactures ratcheting
  • BassFan
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  • 2/15/2017 7:37:00 PM
  • Advisory warns against eating too many Illinois-caught fish
  • The state of Illinois isn’t telling anyone not to eat fish they catch in local streams and rivers, but state officials are saying some people may want to be careful. The latest ‘Sport Fish Consumption Advisory’ doesn’t come out and say not to eat ...
  • The Rock River Times
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  • 2/15/2017 4:04:00 PM
  • Illinois Fish May Be Unsafe To Eat
  • Illinois (WIBQ) - An updated Fish Consumption Advisory from the State of Illinois says there are increasing higher levels of pesticides and chemicals being found in all species of fish around the state’s rivers and streams. The advisory states that ...
  • WIBQ
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  • 2/10/2017 12:35:00 PM
  • Spring trout fishing coming up
  • The 2017 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens on April 1 at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state, where rainbow trout will be stocked. Three local sites are: — Bird Park quarry in Kankakee, where Kids' Fishing Day, sponsored by the ...
  • The Daily Journal
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  • 2/9/2017 8:24:00 PM
  • Illinois spring trout fishing season opens April 1
  • SPRINGFIELD – The 2017 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens on Saturday, April 1, at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state. A new location for spring trout fishing this year is Horsetail Lake in the Cook County Forest Preserve District ...
  • morrisherald-news.com
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  • 2/9/2017 10:16:00 AM
  • A Simple Plan for River Species
  • "Doesn't matter if you're on the Rainy, Fox, St. Croix, Mississippi, Illinois, Maumee or any river in between. The geography might change. But the walleyes and baits they eat most often never do. Call it simple, satisfying fishing with B-Fish-N Tackle ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/9/2017 8:51:00 AM
  • Illinois fish consumption advisory: Some thoughts or advice
  • Listen, I think the Illinois Sport Fishing Consumption Advisory is important stuff. I also think it scares the hell out of people unnecessarily and in some ways does very little to serve the public good. It just irks me. In part because every year, readers
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 2/9/2017 8:40:00 AM
  • IDPH issues updated Illinois sport fish consumption advisory
  • SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do ...
  • www.riverbender.com
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  • 2/9/2017 8:22:00 AM
  • Granddad of aquarium fish dies in Chicago
  • An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, for more than 80 years has been put to sleep due to old age, the popular tourist attraction announced this week. Granddad, who was four feet long and weighed 25 ...
  • Washington Post
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  • 2/9/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • Updated Illinois sport fish consumption advisory
  • SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do ...
  • The Herald-News
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  • 2/9/2017 5:30:00 AM
  • Updated Illinois Sport Fish Consumption Advisory
  • SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do ...
  • Press Release Point
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  • 2/9/2017 4:04:00 AM
  • New fish consumption advisory
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling and do not suggest that Illinois fish are becoming more or less contaminat
  • News Tribune
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  • 2/8/2017 10:15:00 PM
  • Oldest captive fish euthanized at US aquarium
  • The longest-living fish in a zoological setting, a lungfish known as Granddad who was acquired by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, in 1933, has been euthanized after suffering failing health in his mid-90s, aquarium officials said on Monday.
  • China Daily
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  • 2/8/2017 7:29:00 AM
  • Gearing up for Illinois spring trout, fly fishing seasons
  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The 2017 Illinois spring trout fishing season opens on Saturday, April 1 at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state. A new location for spring trout fishing this year is Horsetail Lake in the Cook County Forest Preserve ...
  • Outdoor News
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  • 2/3/2017 10:42:00 PM
  • Wisconsin Fishing Expo
  • This is a great show to see the latest in fishing tackle, new boats, taxidermists, gear, and more. Come by and say hi. It would be great to meet you. The Allient Energy Center and WFE are not sponsors of Illinois Outdoors.
  • ChicagoNow
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  • 2/3/2017 8:58:00 PM
  • OUTDOORS: Getting hooked on fishing
  • A few years ago I was fishing the lower Illinois River below Marseilles. There were a few good smallmouth bass in that section and I wanted to cash in on them. As many of you know, the current in that section can exceed three miles per hour while floating
  • The Times
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  • 2/3/2017 7:11:00 AM
  • Get Your Fishing Facts at Forest Preserve Program
  • Rob Miller, an Illinois Department of Natural Resources biologist, will report on the size, type, and numbers of fish found in Forest Preserve lakes and how his agency works in concert with district staff to stock the lakes and set harvesting rules.
  • CornerStone Media Online
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  • 2/3/2017 5:12:00 AM
  • Get Ready to 'Go Fish' at Your Favorite Forest Preserve Lake
  • Dutton Road. The registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 6. Call 708-946-2216 to reserve a spot. Rob Miller, an Illinois Department of Natural Resources biologist, will report on the size, type and numbers of fish found in Forest Preserve lakes and how his .
  • Chicago Tribune
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  • 2/2/2017 6:43:00 PM
  • Get Ready to 'Go Fish' at Your Favorite Forest Preserve Lake
  • Dutton Road, Beecher. The registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 6. Call 708-946-2216 to reserve a spot. Rob Miller, an Illinois Department of Natural Resources biologist, will report on the size, type and numbers of fish found in Forest Preserve lakes and
  • Patch
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  • 2/2/2017 9:30:00 AM
  • Below the Waterline: Potential shines through at Fish & Feather Expo
  • There are several really good outdoor related shows in the Heartland, including the Lets Go Fishing Show in Collinsville, the Deer and Turkey Classic, the Schaumburg Fishing Show and the Central Illinois Outdoor Expo. All have the ingredients to make them
  • Pantagraph
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  • 2/2/2017 1:07:00 AM
  • Ice Fishing Fun Starts with Safety
  • There are cities on ice in the Northern U.S., but that is where the ice is three feet thick. Here in Illinois, we are considered the fringe of the “ice belt" and many are less familiar with ice fishing. The ice belt is the region that spans the entire ...
  • ChicagoNow
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  • 2/1/2017 3:28:00 AM
  • Ice fishing derby a chance to reel in prizes and dinner
  • Leonard Dane enjoys seeing three generations of dangling poles out on the Chain O' Lakes each February when the Northern Illinois Conservation Club holds its annual ice fishing derby and winter festival in Antioch. Grandfather, fathers and grandsons come .
  • Chicago Tribune
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  • 2/1/2017 1:37:00 AM
  • Steelhead fishing should be improving in area
  • Area rivers that have been getting into better shape for steelhead fishing in the past week include the Coquille River basin, the Coos River and the Illinois and lower Rogue rivers. Perch fishing also can be good when the ocean is calm. Garrison Lake in ..
  • The World
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  • 1/31/2017 6:22:00 PM
  • Sarley: The Chicago Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo is here
  • Loomis rod from participating retailers. The maximum trade-in is $50. Shimano is assisting six Illinois tackle shops exhibiting at the show, including Angler's Outlet, Angler's International, Dave's Bait & Tackle, FishTech, Lee's Tackle and Presley's Outdo
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 1/25/2017 6:06:00 PM
  • Tinley Park HS Fishing & Outdoor Show Coming Soon!
  • There is vacation resorts represented from Canada to Kentucky, charter-fishing trips can be booked for the Great Lakes in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. Fishing clubs will be at the show and numerous guide services will offer fishing trips for ...
  • Patch
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  • 1/23/2017 3:07:00 PM
  • Authorities: 2 men survive fall through ice after fishing
  • ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say two men have survived a fall through the ice at a lake in northern Illinois. The Lake County sheriff's office says the men were leaving the ice after fishing Sunday on Channel Lake when they went through the ice about .
  • fox32chicago.com
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  • 1/23/2017 7:25:00 AM
  • Catching Numbers Lake Okeechobee Largemouth Bass Fishing
  • We were catching numbers Lake Okeechobee largemouth bass fishing. I had the pleasure to fish with Rob Junior and Jim from the great state of Illinois. We fished today out of Belle Glade with the weather starting out pretty decent this morning, but the ...
  • bassonline.com
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  • 1/20/2017 12:51:00 AM
  • Ice-fishing trip results in first Illinois bobcat sighting
  • The author got a good look at one of these shy creatures, but no bobcat photo in a recent ice-fishing outing. Probably the last place I expected to see my first Illinois bobcat was during a winter fishing trip in west-central Illinois. I spent several days
  • Outdoor News
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  • 1/16/2017 9:07:00 PM

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