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Fishing report for Carlyle Lake 04/19/15

 

Fair

Catfish-  With the recent cold weather most catfish are being caught in the creeks with water rising    

 
 
Good

 

Crappie -   Crappie being caught on tube jigs or minnows. Bobby Garlands have been producing well. Best bite seems to be at about 5 ft. Not seeing much size to crappie yet. Dave Buehler is currently holding the lead in the crappie contest with a 1 lb. crappie.

Poor

White bass -  Not seeing much action with Whites on the lake yet. Best bet for whites is at the river right now.

Sauger-  Only sauger we have seen so far has been coming from the river.

Fishing report for the Spillway (Kaskaskia River)  04/19/15

 

 
Fair

Catfish- Catfish are being caught on night crawlers, shrimp or cut bait.

 Bluegill - Being caught on wax or meal worms

  Good

Crappie-  Seeing some Crappie from the spillway, not seeing much size to them yet. Best bite is with minnows are tube jigs right now.

  Fair

Sauger- Sauger are just starting to become active in the tailwater.   
Good

 White Bass-  White bass are mainly being caught using curly tails.

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