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For Carlyle Lake

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Fishing report for Carlyle Lake 07/13/14


Very Good

Catfish-  Catfish very active on the lake now, trot lines have been producing well using leeches or night crawlers.  Boaters have been drifting with bait shrimp. Line and pole fishermen are having success using cheese baits like Sonny's or Geno's.  



Crappie -   Fish them deeper now 6 to 8 ft  deep in structure now, they are back in the brush and stumps.


White bass    Fish the humps and flats with cranks or slab spoons coupled with curly tails

Sauger- Some nice Sauger are being caught on cranks while trolling for white's on the lake.

Fishing report for the Spillway (Kaskaskia River)07/13/14


Very Good

Catfish- Catfish have been very active on crawlers and cheese baits.

 Flathead - Seeing some really nice 40 to 50 lb flathead from the spillway using live bait.


Crappie- Still seeing some nice Crappie from the spillway, minnows are tube jigs are producing right now.


Sauger- Sauger bite is still very active from boat or bank. Boaters are using a lot of crank baits while bank fisherman are doing fine on curly tails.  
Very Good

 White Bass- Still very active with inline spinners coupled with curly tail or tube jig. 

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Each species of fish is rated based on the following scale.


Very Good




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