1. Hello everyone, I am wondering how I might go about fishing Sauger and Walleye from underneath the dam this spring. I don't have a boat so I'm stuck on shore. ...more Currently looking for a change of fishing besides crappie and bass in Southern/Central Illinois so I'm looking to try my hand at Shelby. I Would appreciate any tips or advise. Tight lines Everybody!

    1. William Paciski 0
      If the water is coming down the dam top go home as it is warm water and no walleye if it blowing out the bottom fish a minnow and jig
    2. Josh Popp 0
      No problem. Good luck out there
    3. James Tiernan 0
      Alright, appreciate all the help Josh, will keep this in mind while I'm out there.
    4. Josh Popp 0
      Depends on the water clarity. It's really clear all Todd something more neutral if it's murky I'll go with bright but I usually just explore till I get ...more a bite. Twister tails and crawlers work good as well
    5. James Tiernan 0
      Thank you Josh, another question would be should I be starting out tossing vibrant color baits like chartreuse or more natural ones at first?
    6. Josh Popp 0
      Toss a swim bait on a jig and cast up stream and let it bounce along the bottom. Might take a couple cast to match the right weight jig with the current
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  2. Working the weed lines late April and managed to catch and release this crappie. Was using a 1/16th ounce pink jig head with a lake fork baby shad in white

    4 lb. 18 in. Black Crappie with a lake fork baby Shad

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      WOW, what a crappie! Nice catch James! 👍👍👍👍
    2. Noah Shapiro 0
      That look when you catch a 4 pound crappie.
    3. Josh Sommerville 0
      thats a stud. nice catch
    4. good one man awesome !
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Fishing Favorites

  • Species walleye
  • Waterway Fox Chain
  • Lure Jigs