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Posted: 23 August 2011 04:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Been fishing the Illinois river mostly around the Havana to Banner area.  Seems like the channel cats are biting very lightly of late.  They are still in most of the usual spots but they’re not scooping up and running like they usually do.  Still catching several here and there.  Just wondered if anybody else had noticed this same thing.  Looking forward to a little cool down in the weather.  Happy fishing everybody…....

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Posted: 23 August 2011 10:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I haven’t been, but my Dad went out couple weeks ago north of Peoria.  For some reason he wasn’t able to find shad anywhere so he cut up one of the carp that jumped in his boat.  Using that carp as bait, he caught a bunch of big cats and it sounded like they were pretty aggressive.

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Posted: 24 August 2011 10:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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MattS - 23 August 2011 10:20 PM

I haven’t been, but my Dad went out couple weeks ago north of Peoria.  For some reason he wasn’t able to find shad anywhere so he cut up one of the carp that jumped in his boat.  Using that carp as bait, he caught a bunch of big cats and it sounded like they were pretty aggressive.

There’s not much shad like there used to be.

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