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Fishing report for Carlyle Lake 09/16/14

 

Very Good

Catfish-  Catfish very active on the lake now, drifting with bait shrimp has been producing some nice catches. Line and pole fishermen are having success using cheese baits like Sonny's or Geno's.  

 
 
Good

 

Crappie -   Crappie should start coming back in shortly with the weather getting cooler. Right now the bite is at about 5ft. deep in structure.

Good

White bass    Fish the humps and flats with cranks or slab spoons coupled with curly tails. Whites will also start coming into the shoreline soon with the cooler weather so be sure to test area's with sandy shores and clay banks using in-line spinners like Panther Martin's or Rooster 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)09/16/14

 

 
Very Good

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

 Flathead - Live bait has been producing some flathead at the spillway.

  Good

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

  Fair

Sauger- Sauger can still be caught at the river but not as active right now. 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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