Flic’s Fishing Report

Illinois River:

Catfish & Drum:  Being taken on Shad and Night Crawlers both by bank fisherman and boaters using bottom rigs.

Sauger & Walleye:  Slow still due to dirty water and high conditions.  Very hard to locate active fish.

Crappie and White Bass:  Still reports of early action in current areas with fish feeding on minnows.  Best baits small spinners and blade baits along rip rap areas.

Bass Large & Small:  Report of some fish caught in back water ditches and gravel pit along river.  Small crank baits and spinner bait to locate active fish then Jigs and Tube bait to catch larger active fish.


Lake Evergreen & Lake Bloomington:

Crappie & Bluegill:  Still hitting around deep brush piles in 10-15′ of water.  Anglers using slip bobber with jigs tipped with wax worms.

Bass & Musky:  Still active early and late in the day.  Follow summer patterns adn fish about 5-10′ deeper than normal.

Catfish:  Starting to hit night crawlers, fish about 1′ above bottom with slip bobbers.  Also some saugeyes being caught this way.


Henepin Canal:

Bass:  Hitting buzz baits and frogs over weed areas and crankbaits and spinner baits along wood and rock cover.  Depth 1-3 feet.  Better fishing Early and Late.

Crappie & Bluegill:  Still hitting along banks with structure.  Small jigs fished under bobbers with wax worms.

Catfish:  Good catches along downsides of culverts.  Most baits are night crawlers, shad, chubs and stink baits fished on bottom.