Anyone have a up to date report?
Illinois River : Spring Valley up to Starved Rock Dam
MOON PHASE (82%)
Fished the wall at the rock yesterday. Very slow caught one short.water is dropping and not much current moving through, that makes for a tough fishing scenario at the wall. Saw two other fish caught in about 3 1/2 hours
Jerry nice catch, i had a question for anybody that fishes out of boat, is the illinois a swift river at normal flow? Is it a treacherous river to navigate? I have 18' tracker flat bottom 60hp this would be my third year owning it so im no rookie but when it comes to rivers they can be intimidating! I have river experience kankakee, tippecanoe, wisconsin and st joseph rivers. Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
Water level is fine, boat ramp is open, but you don't want to go there this week and the MWC walleye tournament is this Friday and Saturday so you will not be able to put in there. And there will be a lot of boats and fishermen on the river this weekend. Might want to hold off till next week
MOON PHASE (5%)
Fished The wall at the rock today from 7 AM till 11 AM until east wind started to blow about 20 mph making it very difficult to fish. Water conditions were good but fishing was slow managed one sauger missed two others. Saw one other fish caught. If you go plan on walking a bit as the bottom parking lot is closed they are cleaning up after flood conditions have to park and walk about half a mile.should start to get better in the next week or so.