is there anyone fishing the river and jigging for walleyes, used to be pretty good 5/6 years ago, would like to give it a try if i can get a report of anyone catching any walleyes jigging and/or getting afew strpers casting. has anyu one seen any boats out under bridge where fox comes in. that is wehre i would like to try fishing.
Illinois River @ Ottawa, La Salle County
51° - 55° F
56° - 60° F
Great day to be out. Looks like we'll have a long, gradual Spring like they enjoy in southern Illinois. I'll take it. Coho are next.
My best rig for whitebass have been two. (1) Green Jeeg and meno. Jeeg is a walmart green head/white body with maribou tail. Like 6 for a dollar. 1/4 or 3/8 seems to work best. And (2) a zip blade in either silver or copper depending on conditions.
Lots of luck near the SR dam. Also, fly up the lil verm reever. Had my best day ever last year. Over 100 big fat feesh pitching that jeeg in 2-3 feet of water. Look for the some shore rock or point near mud.
I had 8 dozen menos, but more like 10 in the bucket. Used them all. Then started adding the dead ones on the bottom of the boat. Finally, just used the straight jeeg. All caught feesh.
Never used a tweester, but expect the results to work. Stick to the white color though.