Illinois River, Starved Rock

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9/11/12 @ 2:00 PM
bassman2011
bassman2011
USER since 4/5/11
what are you going to throw a net out like you do up by were you live to catch them

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9/11/12 @ 1:58 PM
bassman2011
bassman2011
USER since 4/5/11
eyematers its not like you are going to come down

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9/11/12 @ 1:51 PM
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walleyemaster101
walleyemaster101
USER since 5/6/11
how is the sauger bite?pickn up any?

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6/26/12 @ 5:18 PM
Jerry K
Jerry K
USER since 10/11/08
The width of the river the carp will be actively jumping while your cruising water depths from 4ft. to 18ft. I troll through 11-14ft. and have carp jumping all around the boat and a few getting in the boat. The rocks I believe your referring to are up by the dam at Starved Rock. Go south of Spring Valley and keep your eyes open and be cautious of the flying fish.

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6/26/12 @ 4:20 PM
cootpatrol
cootpatrol
USER since 2/10/08
how is the water depth, I have heard its kind of rocky I want to try and bowfish some asain carp but don't want to trash my motor either. thanks

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6/26/12 @ 12:00 PM
Jerry K
Jerry K
USER since 10/11/08
The further south you go from Spring Valley the more carp you'll see.

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6/26/12 @ 11:03 AM
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bassman2011
bassman2011
USER since 4/5/11
take all the asian carp you want they are garbage fish anyways they are not good for are water. there are plenty of asian carp jumping around

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6/25/12 @ 12:16 AM
Iliketofish
Iliketofish
USER since 9/10/10
From wi, like to come and get some carp. Is there any carp jumping near starved rock state park? How about the area closer to hwy 39/51? Never had Asian carp before, like to get some and see how they taste. Thanks for any help. Oh what month is best to see them jump?

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6/9/12 @ 2:48 PM
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wojy121
wojy121
USER since 1/30/09

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Was out from 6an to 2pm fishing for white bass and maybe a lucky sauger but caught nothing but drum and snagged a 10+lb Asian carp. Could not find the white bass for he life of me, tried from the dam to spring valley. River very low and no current. Fished with jig n gulp minnows, blade baits and jigging spoons

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6/5/12 @ 5:51 PM
Jerry K
Jerry K
USER since 10/11/08
fishslayer12, How did you do with the pull of the Bow over the Holiday? Wishful thinking but I'm hoping you got them all. There is no doubt in my mind they are ruining the eco system in the river. No food for the good fish. So anytime you feel like killing more of those carp, your welcome to them all.

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6/5/12 @ 3:05 PM
cutlass406
cutlass406
USER since 10/2/08
There are plenty of areas to fish from shore. You will see that the banks do fill up pretty early in the morning but you still shouldn't have a problem finding a place to fish

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6/5/12 @ 6:20 AM
at least catch a buzz
at least catch a buzz
USER since 5/31/09
Hey guys. I will be at Starved Rock for the 1st time in the middle of July. Was wondering if there is a place to rent a boat from or if there is plenty of room to fish from shore. I will be staying at the Starved Rock campsite which I just found out that was over a mile away from Starved Rock. Any info on either place is appreciated. Dont worry bout me burning out your hot spots, I always release. Thanx

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5/18/12 @ 10:12 PM
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bigfish0420
bigfish0420
USER since 5/18/12
i am lookin for some relativly good fishing spots around the staved rock area i just moved into town an aint to familiar with the area yet an sugestions or pointers your hel is greatly appreciated

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5/13/12 @ 1:31 AM
fishslayer12
fishslayer12
USER since 1/5/12
ok thanks thats good to no im hoping its not to busy but its gonna be memorial day weekend so any way to stay out of the ay is better

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5/11/12 @ 6:46 PM
Jerry K
Jerry K
USER since 10/11/08
Fishslayer, forgot to mention the further south you go the less boat traffic and fishermen.

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