Illinois River, Starved Rock

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3/26/09 @ 2:23 PM
goodstick
goodstick
USER since 4/4/08
Starved Rock ramp is open ,that is what the Spring Valleye walleye club reported this morning with clearing water , pre tourney guys getting sauger, find the clear water coming in .

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3/25/09 @ 1:17 PM
goodstick
goodstick
USER since 4/4/08
IDNR opened the river Monday @ noon.Spring Valley walleye club website said this morning that Starver Rock ramp was still closed, Springvalley boat ramp is open and so is Hennepin and Henry. They did not say if Peru Sportsman ramp was open , as of now the MWC tourney is still on for this weekend they launch out of Springvalley, maybe starved rock will be open by this weekend , I have been waiting weeks to fish the river if not Lake bloomington and evergreen crappie are starting. Cool

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3/25/09 @ 9:35 AM
djsilenth
djsilenth
USER since 1/8/07
Is the river open yet? Anybody been out?

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3/13/09 @ 1:26 PM
goodstick
goodstick
USER since 4/4/08
River is closed to all boats 14 feet above flood stage , Starved Rock , Peru, Springvalley and Henry ramp are closed , go to Springvalley walleye club web sit , click on current river conditions or call Culjun bait and tackel in Utica, ill for reports Crying

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3/13/09 @ 12:57 PM
springfish012
springfish012
USER since 3/13/09
Does anybody know the conditions at starveRock, Ive caught White bass there in mid March, But that was with warm weather in the 60 to70 . How high is the river, and the temp. Thank You

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3/6/09 @ 2:21 PM
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HIT(muski3)MAN
HIT(muski3)MAN
USER since 6/25/08
i went out to hit the fox yesterday to do some wading for some muskies. the fox is still really high. about 3 ft. and current is moving fast. there is still some ice along the shores not much at all though. i am sure that the ill is high as well with strong currents. the water is still really cold to. i am sure the ill. river is just about the same if not higher than the mighty fox

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3/6/09 @ 12:36 PM
Fishing Henry
Fishing Henry
USER since 3/25/08
Hey Smokeeater, any luck out there? I never fishing the Illinois River before and I'm going to give it a shot this year. Let me know how you did. Thanks.

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3/4/09 @ 5:32 PM
Smokeeater0589
Smokeeater0589
USER since 1/27/09
Is anyone able to give an update on river conditions. I am heading down tomorrow midmorning to the SR pool.

Thanks in advance, Tim

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3/1/09 @ 10:44 PM
Fyrfytrbil
Fyrfytrbil
USER since 6/20/01
River was four foot over flood at LaSalle as of this morning and not supposed to go below flood stage until next Saturday. Think it's messed up for a while

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3/1/09 @ 9:24 PM
RockfordFishing
RockfordFishing
USER since 1/23/09
sorry not a report but....

Is anyone else fishing the AYA tourney this year?

Fished it last year what a blast it was. For the money and experience for the kids it's a great time.

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3/1/09 @ 7:31 AM
doechaser
doechaser
USER since 2/10/09
did anyone hear out yesterday in marsalles ares ? I was wanting to head out there today just don't know where to hit for walleye or the best tactic for them , can someone help please

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2/24/09 @ 2:26 PM
pounder
pounder
USER since 10/27/08
all main chanels of the river are open. boat ramps at utica, peru, & spring valley are good for launching. Planning to hit it this weekend, walleye & sauger should be hitting good.

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2/16/09 @ 12:09 PM
fish2hunt
fish2hunt
USER since 7/3/06
Sorry not a report---- I am looking for any updates on the river conditions or if anyone has been out just yet?

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2/1/09 @ 4:49 AM
KPD6373
KPD6373
USER since 11/18/07
I drove past the Spring Valley Landing yesterday and it was froze up. The Peru Landing is the same.

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11/6/08 @ 1:10 PM
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JPG
JPG
USER since 9/20/07

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
My first post here and my first trip to the Illinois River. Thanks to everyone else for their informative posts. They helped make my decision to try the Illinois - good decision!!!! Figured I would return the favor with this post.

Launched out of Starved Rock about 10:00am. Per the local bait shop (at the corner of of Rt 178 and Rt 6) recommendation, we headed West to the Vermillion River and Rt 39 overpass. Fished the North shore of the Illinois from the Vermillion river to the Rt 39 overpass. Caught a few whiteys (mostly small), one carp, and one walleye using blade baits and jig/twister tails. In the afternoon, went up the Vermillion river to the first overpass. Water depth seemed low at the overpass - we bumped the bottom. From there we drifted (multiple times) back downstream to the Illinois working both sides of the river. Caught about 30+ nice whiteys, one 15" Walleye and one 14" LM Bass using 3/16 to 1/4 oz non painted lead head jig and 2 or 3" twister tails - purple color seemed to work best, but yellow, blue-gray sparkle, and orange/red worked too. Just cast out perpendicular or slightly upstream, reel in slowly and let the current do the work. The fish hit pretty hard in the current. Awesome fight on light spinning tackle. At about 5:00pm we fished right at the corner (upstream side) of the Illinois/Vermillion river intersection. Actually anchored the boat right against the shore there. Ten casts, ten nice 1+ pound whiteys. Not much current here, so bites were light, just the slight tap of the whitey sucking in the bait, then set the hook!! Fished till dark. Pulled the boat out in the dark about 6pm. We were the last ones out of the lot.

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