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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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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
MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent
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
MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent
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.

3/10/21 @ 7:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent
jm123
USER SINCE 7/22/19

Fish yesterday , caught about 5 keepers - all released . 4 females , 1 male 

still slow bite . water 12" vis . all on minnows .

3/9/21 @ 2:01 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Muskiesam72
USER SINCE 7/20/02

Skunked (would be best way to put it)

Started at French canyon in front of dam

Anchor wouldn't hold tried casting heavy jig (probably half oz)

Also tried 1.5 oz dead stick

Lead core and 2 oz three way rig trolled to lock channel (red can side)

Had a good pass or two at tail end if island

Tried 2 oz three way and Lead core trolling upstream through 178 bridge and 55 lb thrust trolling motor wouldn't pull upstream

Water up a little (but not high) dark muddy lots of wood debris two gates open (south bank by French canyon)

44-45 degrees

Talked to bait shop and two other boats

Only one small (12 incher) for both 

Especially if water rises this week my guess is tournament anglers will be doing alot of rod lining 

Restrooms werent open at Barto either 


5/15/20 @ 9:21 AM
Walli Guy
USER SINCE 7/27/14

lowe, check out starved rock guide service. they do saugers and crappie, not sure about white bass

5/13/20 @ 7:59 PM
Trapper jerry
USER SINCE 2/3/16

There are used to be a couple, maybe three guides around this area, but I haven’t seen or heard of any of them in a long time, probably at least three or four years ago

5/13/20 @ 4:41 PM
Lowe165
USER SINCE 6/12/16

Looking for a white bass guide for Illinois River.  Week of 5/19

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