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Tips wanted for fishing lake springfield in april
Posted: 02 April 2012 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I will be going fishing at Lake Springfield, IL soon and was hoping on tips for areas to catch fish and hot lures that are used on this lake if at all possible. All information is greatly appreciated!

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Posted: 03 April 2012 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Welcome to the forum BassHunter.  I have never fished there but I would imagine someone has or can help based off of other lakes.  Good luck.

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Posted: 03 April 2012 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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What are going to fish for? I hardly fish there but work with a guy that fishes it a lot and know a lot of other that do.

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Posted: 03 April 2012 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I will be fishing with a friend for bass and am hoping to find where the larger fish can be found in the lake along with what some of the top baits are on the lake so we don’t waste our day driving to catch no nice fish.

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Posted: 03 April 2012 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Lipless crankbaits preferred alot this time of year, he would also use a Chompers Watermelon or Pumpkinseed. There are quite a few White Bass in the lake also, so using the crankbait you might get a lot of strikes from them, (might want to bring your cooler for them). Fish the south end of the lake along the Boy/Girl Scout campground, he said there is a drop off along there that goes from 4 to 12 foot in a heart beat. The lake is also a catfish haven good channelsl/flathead and blue. Can’t tell you about the crappie bite yet but I am sure they will be coming on quick, and there are saugar in the lake as well. West of the power plant on Stevenson Dr. is Big Red’s Bait Shop, might want to stop there and get up to date info about what is biting and on what. There are plenty of restaurants and gas stations out by the power plant, but if you have never tried a horseshoe sandwich or even a good sit down meal Google D’Arcy’s Pint. It’s not that really that far from the lake and close to the interstate 72 and just down the road from Scheels and Gander Mountain is even close. Boat trouble-East Side Marine.

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Posted: 03 April 2012 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks for the great info the only thing I had a question about was what type of lure from chompers because they are a brand that sells plastics, jigs, and such so could be a wide variety of things.

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Posted: 04 April 2012 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Welcome aboard 90, Be sure to post us some fish pics:)

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Posted: 04 April 2012 08:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Plastic, texas rig, you should have a good day Sat. down to 42 Fri. night then a high of 66 on Sat. partly cloudy with a chance of showers & thunderstorms Sat. night. Are you coming here for 1 day or the week end? Lake Springfield is not really known for a lot of bass of over 5 lbs. there is a rumor going around that a 8-9 lber was caught last week end though it hasn’t been confirmed. But the bass are really healthy, most of the guys that bass fish the lake refer to them as little footballs. Actually the best bass lake around here is Lake Jacksonville which is another 1/2 hr. or so west of Springfield, but I don’t know if their marina is open yet and you would have to go to city hall to get your sticker which is in downtown but the town is only 15 thousand.

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Posted: 04 April 2012 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Posted: 04 April 2012 07:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I have fished Jacksonville it is a pretty decent lake and I am only coming for 1 day trying to find some fish have heard of some decent bass fishing in area and was hoping to get on them. I know there is a lot of water to cover that’s why I am looking for tips on areas to fish since its so much to cover. I have heard rumors of areas that are really good to find better sized fish and typically are able to produce better fish just looking for a more exact location based on the bridges, islands, and marinas present

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Posted: 05 April 2012 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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J-ville Lake according to the local DNR guy is the go to lake around here, an a guy that stores his boats in a shed across the street from me fishes there a lot and he just told me last Sat. that 5-7 lb bass are not that uncommon to catch there right now. Good luck to you, be safe, and with the weather being a little cooler Sat. I don’t think the jet skiers will be a problem either.

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