Illinois River, Starved Rock

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3/24/12 @ 10:28 AM
fishs57
fishs57
MEMBER since 10/27/08
Thanks for the posts. I decided not to go thursday and will try my luck next week. Would love to see a mixed bag of walleyes sauger and whites....

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3/23/12 @ 11:17 PM
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Toose
Toose
USER since 3/31/11

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Tried my luck again off the wall at Starved Rock. Got out there mid afternoon and stayed until sunset. Nothing really happening though I did see more fish being caught and more fish actively hitting the surface than before. I had one pole suspending a minnow off the bottom and jigging with another. Using large minnows. Caught two saugers, threw back one. Caught a flat head jigging. It was only about 12 inches long but nice looking. Told it to grow up more and threw it back. The line off the bottom produced a small drum and about a 2-3 lb channel cat. Never rained. Drove through rain to get there but stopped and was dry when I got there. Wonder with all this crazy weather if the saugers will run or not. Water level continues to be low.

GOOD LUCK

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3/23/12 @ 6:12 PM
Sturgeon33
Sturgeon33
USER since 9/29/10
The MWC tourney is this weekend. Theres over 100 teams and that was a week ago. It should be interesting on whose gonna win. Theres gonna be fiasco goin on down there. Im staying away personally

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3/23/12 @ 3:20 PM
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Muskiesam72
Muskiesam72
USER since 7/20/02

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Was in the tournament last weekend IWT caught 5 saugers 4 in the last two hrs caught one by Plum island and 4 on the peru flats all but one trolling downstream little shad raps on leadcore

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3/21/12 @ 7:15 PM
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Sturgeon33
Sturgeon33
USER since 9/29/10

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Went down Sat and sunday. Absolutley destroyed them. 3boats 7guys limited out by 1pm. Mostley sauger and 3 walleye. Threw back all 14in and 15in. And just to make thing interesting for the tournament guys find 5 to 9ft depths and flat line black number 5 shadraps.

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3/21/12 @ 2:45 PM
fishs57
fishs57
MEMBER since 10/27/08
Anybody been out lately? Looking for info on saugers and possibly whites. Pm me . I will post tomorrow night on how I do.

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3/18/12 @ 1:17 PM
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St.Croix FTW
St.Croix FTW
USER since 3/29/11
dad went down to the wall this morning. came home with a keeper sauger and missed two others. said there wasn't much else going on. jig and minnow were the key.

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3/17/12 @ 7:13 PM
Toose
Toose
USER since 3/31/11
I guess it could have been a sculpin instead of a goby. I did not check the pectoral fins. Either way, they both are reported to be in the River. I will check next time. Smile

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3/16/12 @ 11:52 PM
BOOGILL1
BOOGILL1
USER since 11/19/11
Toose, you actually caught goby?

Thats insane that they made it all the way down there.

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3/16/12 @ 12:41 AM
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Toose
Toose
USER since 3/31/11

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Tried from the wall again in the park. A little more action observed and experienced. Caught two saugers but both under size limit. I also caught 4 goby and 2 sticks. Saugers were on minnows and jig heads. Maybe in a few more weeks things will get better.

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3/12/12 @ 1:21 AM
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Muskiesam72
Muskiesam72
USER since 7/20/02

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Started out in Hennepin marked some spots saw some fishing around the Grain dock west side but nothing for me. Loaded up went to starved rock leadcore trolled channel side of plum island got one 14 in hr before dark

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3/9/12 @ 11:36 PM
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Toose
Toose
USER since 3/31/11

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F
Tried my luck off the wall at Starved Rock from, 10 to 3. It was a nice day and the bald eagles were around but not a single fish. There were about a dozen people there and I did not see anyone catching. Saw two people leave with a couple but not sure when they caught them. River is low. May have to wait a little more for the sauger to run.

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3/7/12 @ 5:49 PM
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Geneseo19
Geneseo19
USER since 11/8/11

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Fished out of Spring Valley Yesterday. The wind was brutal at times. 4-6 other boats at the clam beds & under the bridge. Few bites here and there. Slow. Boated 1 keeper at 17" and a shorty. Fished with chartreuse plastic / heavy jig head and minnow.

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2/25/12 @ 6:09 PM
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wojy121
wojy121
USER since 1/30/09

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
fished from 9am-3pm water temp was a balmy 35.5-37F pulled lundy rigs and jigged fatheads and gulp from I39 to peru had three takes and only one sauger 15in boated, but better than a skunk! all in all felt good to get out on the boat since early january.

thankx josh

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2/23/12 @ 10:18 PM
Yetirob
Yetirob
USER since 1/19/11
Most of the action has been in peru above the bridge.

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