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Illinois River : Spring Valley up to Starved Rock Dam

Illinois River : Spring Valley up to Starved Rock Dam
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5/2/22 @ 2:57 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F
Johnny2 poles
USER SINCE 5/2/22

Fished April 25&26 1 to Dark 30… north of boat launch in Spring Valley. Yellow flicker Shad’s 12-15 of water 2 guys in boat to limits each day 2 nd sun was out got a few bigger ones cold and very windy both day but steady catch

4/27/22 @ 4:16 PM
fishs57
MEMBER SINCE 10/27/08

But anybody have an update on river conditions for it the white bass are biting please and thank you?

3/17/22 @ 7:32 PM
FISHING REPORT
Trapper jerry
USER SINCE 2/3/16

Thought I’d post to report from the seawall at starved rock. Basically very very poor, to downright dead. Been out four out of the last five days only caught one small cigar. Very few fish being caught that I have seen, one here one there which seems like every couple hours. Water is very low for this time of year and very little current moving along the wall. Very disappointing for this time of year, usually get at least two or four Fish per outing. Hopefully some rain may bring the water up a bit and improve your fishing.

3/17/22 @ 3:59 PM
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CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Gunnysack2
USER SINCE 11/21/19

Fished monday SV to SR. Boated 2-17”, 1-16” and 1 short. Fish are scattered in channel. All on plastic.

5/13/21 @ 9:53 AM
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jimmy2179428
jimmy2179428
USER SINCE 4/23/17

Fished the Illinois river yesterday from 5pm to 7:30pm.  Started my fishing session at Spring Valley near the boat ramp.  The river is flooded and water clarity has zero visibility.  Fishing conditions were terrible and nothing was caught.  I moved on after an hour at Spring Valley and went to Starved Rock's boat ramp.  Same conditions, muddy water and fast current.  Ugh I can't win.  Caught nothing but got some good intel.    

A side note:  While fishing at Spring Valley I was approached by a DNR agent/officer/ranger?  He had a badge and a gun.  He was very nice and I asked him if he saw anyone catching anything and he said the group of guys across the boat ramp caught a catfish but he said the fishing has been dead due to the high waters, no boats, no shore fishermen.  He did point out to me and asked if I saw the no trespassing signs just west of the 89 bridge towards the sandy rocky area with that little creek.  I told him I did notice that and asked him what's up with it?  He said, that ADM finally got fed up with everyone leaving trash at that area and now are in the process of putting up no trespassing signs along the shoreline.  He said the signs are up but he's waiting for the official letter to hit his desk then he's going to start writing tickets for anyone who trespasses in that area.  I asked him if ADM owns that land and indeed they do.  It's a sad day as I am primarily a bank fisherman and now I can't take my son to fish the grounds that my dad took me when I was little.  Sucks.  


4/2/21 @ 4:27 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F
Gunnysack2
USER SINCE 11/21/19

River was not good today. Water looked like chocolate milk. Viability about 4”. Skunked on sauger. Did manage to catch 6 really nice white bass.

3/30/21 @ 4:05 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
Gunnysack2
USER SINCE 11/21/19

Fished today in wind. Caught 3 with 2 being keepers between vermilion and 39 bridge. 16 fow. All on plastic.

3/16/21 @ 10:50 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Gunnysack2
USER SINCE 11/21/19

Slow day today. 4 keepers, 14 total. 14 to 16 fow jigging plastic. Most fish caught below 178 bridge.

3/12/21 @ 7:16 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F
Gunnysack2
USER SINCE 11/21/19

Caught a limit of saugers today. 30 total. All caught on artificial. 16’ of water below 178 bridge.

3/12/21 @ 9:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
snapper56
USER SINCE 2/8/13

Fished Starved Rock Tuesday. Caught 8 short one and no keepers. Still felt good to get out.

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