Catfish tournament 8/19/17. call Chris Russell for info 815-718-9949
rt. 2 boat ramp between Byron and Oregon registration 4-6PM
River level was high. Put in at noon but no fish until 3pm. Got 3 channelcats and a small turtle on liver. One came from under the boat launch peer. Water ski boat kept us rock and rolling. Glad it was not on a weekend.
Fished the dam this week a few times. There was a steady stream of guys throwing twisters from shore but I didn't see anyone connect. I fished right next to the wall withSlip float and large fatheads. Many small channel cats. Did not keep any but a few were nice enough to keep. Also caught some small bass on same set up. Nothing worth bragging about but pretty steady action.