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Do your homework before planning a trip!

Everyone,Thought I'd share some tips and suggestions for those of you planning trips to a new lake for the first time, or those of you wanting to try fishing for a new species.Since everyone on here…Continue

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No. But caught largest fish from private farm pond in IL.

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Shellcracker Fishing and New Lake Record......High Water Levels That Is!

Hi everyone,

Just got back from a one day trip to Lake Barkley in Kentucky (5/10/2011). Despite record high water levels, the fishing was great. Both Kentucky and Barkley lakes are dropping pretty fast, so things should improve even more once levels begin to stabilize. And water clarity in the bays are currently very good, which always helps.


My son Tyler and I spent the day with Jim Doom from "Between The Rivers Guide Service". Jim is a very good guide and an…


Posted on May 11, 2011 at 8:03am — 4 Comments

Spring Break 80 Degree Ice Fishing......well not quite

Hey Everyone!

Just got back from a 2 day trip to Lake of The Ozarks here in Missouri. Took My son Tyler out for a short "Spring Break" fishing trip.


Started out yesterday afternoon fishing below the dam using my jig and float technique, in an effort to catch some White Bass, but they have not showed up yet! Only managed one. But TY and I caught a couple nice Bass.


Spent the night at the cabin and fished the boat docks for Crappie. Water was pretty…


Posted on March 22, 2011 at 8:54pm

Late Fall - Early Winter Dock fishing

Hi Everyone,
Took the boat out last week to do some fishing. Came across a pattern for catching Crappie several years ago which seems to be reliable, as it occurs every year around this time in midwestern Illinois.

The Crappie start moving shallow once the water temperature starts to drop into the lower 50's to mid 40 degree range. I target the ends of boat docks in the marinas. Many of the docks have two poles at the sides of each boat slip, which the dock…

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 12:13am — 1 Comment

Hot Crappie! July 16, 2010

Hi Everyone,
Despite the 100 + degree heat index in the St. Louis area, Ty & I went fishing for a few hours this morning & tried out some of the new "Wiggla" jigs I've started making. We were fishing with 20th oz. Yellow Chart. jigs and White plastics.

It didn't take long for us to get into the fish, but we were surprised at the quality and quantity of Crappie caught. If it's this good when it's hot, can't wait to see what fishing will be like in the…

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 3:07pm — 5 Comments

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At 3:20pm on February 9, 2011, Bill "Musky" Modica said…
Best time for big Geneva gills would be in late August through Sept....thats when the giants are fairly predictable on the deep humps and flats of Geneva's abyss.
At 8:05am on February 2, 2011, Dwayne Denison said…


come on down anytime. If you go to Caryle alone, and need a fishin partner, get ahold of me...only about an one drive for me...wayne.....thanks D

At 7:13am on February 2, 2011, Dwayne Denison said…


Thanks for friend accept. To answer your questions, there are some monster crappie at kinkaid, fish out of there tied state record last year. If you are member on check out il section, look for post black monster, it will give you an idea. Lake Murphysboro, has good gill,pumpkin seed fishing, the are some shellcrackers, but harder to fish for. It is a nice quit lake. Carbondale res has a bluegill overrun, hurting bass population. I am going to hit it hard this spring. I have wanting to go to ky land or reelfoot this year. If you get down here look me up. If you like crappie fishing, you have to try Rend Lake. If you fish there, try along rt154 riprap, lots of sets.





At 9:37pm on January 5, 2011, juggalobluegill said…
i caught the steelhead at the columbia river
At 8:53pm on December 1, 2010, Jim Gronaw said…
Hey Greg... You can catch fish year round at Richmond Mill, but I actually like the fall. Oct and Nov. When Bruce and I fished there in October of 2009 we caught high numbers and about a dozen 2 lbers. We were there in May for a filming project for Allen Warren Outdoors Show this year and just about everybody got at least one 2 lber, except me. You can anticipate 30 to 60 gills a day, but the 3 to 6 pound bass will be in the way all the time, taking bluegill intended baits.

I just like the challenge of fishing in colder weather, and found that our techniques from my home waters adapted well to this amazing fishery. Plus, we got to get in on big chain pickerel and crappie as well, and I like the variety!
At 9:26am on July 19, 2010, Gilly-Man said…
Greg - you can call me anytime at 314-910-9634 - cell phone. I love gillies!
At 3:23pm on May 6, 2010, Bruce Hampton said…
Those were caught last week before the rain. Ky Lake water level is 9 ft over summer pool. The beds I found last week are in 13ft of stained water now.
The north end of Ky is closed to recreational boating. That has never happened.
The main lake is dangerous now with floating debris and the current is brutal.
At 2:42pm on May 1, 2010, Rob Garner said…
Greg I have a 17' Lund also I do not take my boat on the big pond to much cause I catch off shore and you never know when it will turn on you out there. Usually the summer time has the flattest water but the fish are way out (salmon and Trout) but the summer is when the big perch come in take a look at my pics and you will see what I'm talking about.In the fall theres pike and bass to be had and brown trout are in the harbors year round. However in sept you can start tangling with the big king salmon when they come in for their spawning run.Let me know exactly what your interested in going after and the time of year and I can give you a better idea of what you to need to do.
At 8:40am on May 1, 2010, Rob Garner said…
Yes there are some real quality gills in there if you take a look at Musky Mods page you will see alot of them. I wouldn't say all those fish are from the big G but alot of them are.
At 6:38am on April 7, 2010, Michael Thompson said…
I have caught so many now though that I find it more rewarding to be able to share my experiences with pothers with the pics, except when i am in a tournament that is...;-)

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