It was a sad sad day! I lost my favorite/lucky fishing hat in the lake this past week.
My love/ hate relationship of the Kaskaskia River continues! Trying to chase some walleye, I drove 2hrs north yesterday to Lake Shelbyville spillway. Just to be ...more skunked and cold! Then the 2hr trip home turned into a 3.5hr trip because of the icy roads. There has to be a closer location to Mascoutah IL, for a "Boat-less angler", to catch some walleye!?!? With that said, I am grateful for opportunity that the good Lord gave me.... and I can't wait till that next opportunity. #skunkedcold&thankful
Details: walleye and sauger
when the water temp warms up tp 50° the walleye and sauger move up the kaskaskia river and lay in the weed beds right before the General Dean Suspension bridge. ...more Long cast upstream and then slowly reeling in a mid-large white tube jig or chartreuse swimbaits will catch these finicky fish.
Details: Kaskaskia River 4800 Lock and Dam road, 62261
fall:fish the oxbows below New Athens. Spring: major holes due to the high water flooding. From New Athens to Fayetteville offer great high water basins. October ...more - March fish Plum Creek down to the lock. Concentrate on cuts, drains, and creeks. spinnerbaits q