United States
39° 5' 53.142" N, 90° 35' 53.0448" W
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 41-50 F Water Temp: 41-50 F Clarity: Cloudy
3 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Largemouth Bass using a Abu Garcia Jerk Bait

fished the Illinois river tuesday marh 31st, 2015 with only 2 asian carp to show for it. Water clarity was rough, sowere the winds. 2 fish in 5 hours and had a couple lost fish, with water temps around 49 degrees. Live minnows, jogs, jerk baits we tossed everything but with no luck. 


water temps need to come up, and clarity of water needs to get better. 

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassJerk BaitAbu Garcia317
2WalleyeDiamond JigCablz
3Smallmouth BassMinnow
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 51-60 F Clarity: Stained 3 fish caught

Cloudy, warming day on the Illinois River in the Morris area. Largmouth in calmer water, around cover using spinnerbaits and senko style worms. Smallmouth bass (catch and release only, until June 15) and white bass around rocks.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassSenko WormYum
2Smallmouth BassCrankbaitStorm
3White BassCrankbaitStorm
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 41-50 F Water Temp: 41-50 F Clarity: Cloudy
4 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Walleye using a Berkley Grub

Date: 03/30/14
2nd Day fishing this year...my father was up from Southern TN to visit so we decided to get my boat out for the first time this year, fished Saturday the 29th, fished the Ottawa pool, caught one Walleye in 5hrs. Decided to check out the Starved Rock pool on Sunday since they MWC Walleye tournament was going on. Saw the weigh in results from the first day and they were catching fish. Water Temps were 42-44 depending on where you were fishing. Fishing in the flats area just west of the Starved Rock boat ramp (past the bridge) were there was about 50-100 boats fishing this area on both sides of the river. There wasn't one pattern that dominated, saw many people pulling rigs with stick baits on them, and also vertical jigging. We caught 4 Walleye, two keepers and two shorts and missed a few others. Both keepers came on jigs rigged with Berkley power bait grubs and Gulp minnows 3". The two shorts came on rigs pulling Rapala floating stick baits. Both my Dad and I lost fish on rigs and both lost a fish on jigs. The bite was the best in the morning, in the afternoon it died down. Overall was good fishing, hope to get back out soon!

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
3WalleyeStick BaitRapala216
4WalleyeStick BaitRapala113