Illinois River, Starved Rock

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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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2/21/12 @ 7:15 PM
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fishs57
fishs57
MEMBER since 10/27/08

CONDITIONS
Sleeting

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Went out of bartos landing. Fished the deep holes with jigs and minnows. Ended up with 12ish?wind got real bad around noon and had to get off.nice to get on soft water again.

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2/19/12 @ 8:32 AM
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Muskiesam72
Muskiesam72
USER since 7/20/02

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Went out of spring valley on the clam beds and snag hole. No saugers just two snagged asian carp

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2/18/12 @ 9:44 PM
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bassman2011
bassman2011
USER since 4/5/11
went today not sauger or eyes just one big asian carp

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2/18/12 @ 6:12 PM
fishs57
fishs57
MEMBER since 10/27/08
Going down on Tuesday. If anyone has any advice please pm me. I will post Tuesday night on how i did. Hoping for the best.

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2/17/12 @ 1:16 AM
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walleyemaster101
walleyemaster101
USER since 5/6/11
i was woundering the same thing ,might come down there soon ,eyes and saugers gotta b on soon theres no ice.i dont thnk the river is going to be very high tho like last yr and that could be bad.

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2/17/12 @ 12:50 AM
Fishman_Illinois
Fishman_Illinois
USER since 5/17/09
Anybody doing any good lately? Bite should be just around the corner if not already!

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1/31/12 @ 9:19 PM
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Yetirob
Yetirob
USER since 1/19/11

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Most of fish have been south including some very nice walleyes

Illinois River, Starved Rock Photo
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1/31/12 @ 10:10 AM
Topol11
Topol11
USER since 3/26/02
Soupbone, I am involved with the fishing tournaments in the area and the population is still there. I am by no means a biologist, but it is a fact that the saugers and walleyes are eating baby asian carp and we as fisherman might need to adjust our tactics or locations to match the hatch and the adaptations of our target species.

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1/30/12 @ 5:36 PM
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wojy121
wojy121
USER since 1/30/09

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Fished out of starved rock Friday morning, only ones at the ramp. Fished from the dam to the I-39 bridge and back again, got nothing! River was up from the rain and snow melt, marked fish but nothing was hitting. Talked with two other boats same outcome nothing. Anyone else have any luck?

Josh

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1/11/12 @ 8:25 AM
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Geneseo19
Geneseo19
USER since 11/8/11

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Fished out of Spring Valley yesterday. Lot of boats out! Fish seemed to be in the 20 ft. range. Used a jig and minnow. Caught several 12-13". Heard of only a few keepers. Most of the boats were right under the bridge.

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12/11/11 @ 9:55 PM
soupbone
soupbone
USER since 12/4/09

has anyone sensed that the river in starved rock area isnt producing the walleyes its used to or is it my imagination?. just what effect are these asian carp having on the walleye, striped bass and sauger populations. last two times out we had no luck at all and asian carp were all over the place. has any biologists made any statements on asian carp effect on this fishery. I know the folks who rune tournaments and sell bait dont want to talk about it but it seems like the fishery is going downhill.

 

 

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10/31/11 @ 12:26 PM
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rather be fishin
rather be fishin
USER since 6/13/10

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0 inches
went down river to the are by Henry. There was a walleye tournament going on. I am sure fish were being caught but did not see any. we did not do good either. the highlight was an asian carp jumped into our boat. I always heard of this but never had it happen until now. It was cool but very disappointing also to see how many of them were in the river. do not even know now what fish are on our fish finder. is it all asian carp

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