1. Snowy morning at Clinton Lake. The Crappie were going crazy. Lots and lots of small ones, ended up fishing for 5 hours to catch 15 Crappie that were legal size. ...more Total amount of fish caught was 134.

    Black Crappie

    1. james hanson 0
      that must of been a blast
  2. big ol pig


    1. jeff mcelroy 0
      monster gill
    2. Chad M 0
      Nice! That's a big'n
    3. Terry Ryder 0
      It was 10 3/4"
    4. Chad M 0
      What did it measure?
    5. Terry Ryder 0
      This one is the biggest I have caught in Illinois
    6. Darrell McNeal 0
      wish I could find them that big down in Texas . NICE CATCH
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  3. Largemouth Bass

    1. Gene Cowan 0
      Looks familiar. I had a hit on a WP last week. When I reeled in, no fish. It was so small it was hidden behind the lure. Spots are insane.
  4. 16 in. White Crappie

    1. Rick JB 0
      Real nice
    2. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice slab
    3. Darrell McNeal 0
      BARN DOOR Nice Catch
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  5. Great day at Lake Shelbyville back in June.

    White Crappie

  6. Black Crappie with a lure

    1. Terry Ryder 0
      They have been on all winter long. Last few times I went the bite is best early morning before sun comes up. Then in the evening as the sun goes down.
    2. Jeremiah Wattigny 0
      They turning on over there ? I may go try and target some crappie this coming weekend ! What's the water temp ?
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  7. In December 2017 on one of the coldest mornings we had In central Illinois the Crappie we going crazy. 15 fish limit in 2 hours. Caught several small fish along ...more with my limit. Well worth fighting the frigid temps.

    Black Crappie with a bait

  8. A few crappie and blue gill from Clinton lake back in February.

    Black Crappie with a lure

    1. Terry Ryder 0
      The lake has risen about 3 foot, water is a bit murky, water temp is at med 40's and dropping slowly, will probably start rising by the weekend.
    2. Scott Bailey 0
      What's water temp right now on lake. Wanting to plan a crappie trip for middle March. Thanks
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  9. Illinois inland trout season opening day.

    Rainbow Trout with a lure

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Crappie
  • Waterway Clinton Lake
  • Lure Ones that don't get snagged up.