1. I'm looking to do some night-time catfishing on Fox Chain O'lakes in Illinois but have no idea where overnight access is permitted for bank fishing. Most ...more of the shoreline looks like private property. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated. I've mostly been looking at Pistakee lake as Channel Cats seem to be the dominant fish in that one.

  2. 8 lb. 26.0 in. Channel Catfish

    1. Gavin Glowaty 0
      keeping it
  3. 10 lb. 30.0 in. Channel Catfish

    1. Andrew Paine 0
      I've tried a lot of baits. cut bait, prepared bait, etc. so far only had luck with hot dogs pieces on a large circle hook.
    2. Nice...what kind of bait did you use... Have had luck Bass fishing on Busse but haven't yet gone for catfish
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Grew up in the Ozarks then moved to Chicago for love and work. I work in IT but grew up in the country.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Catfish
  • Waterway Busse Lake
  • Lure Nightcrawlers, cut bait, hotdogs