I live in Morrison, IL and maily fish Lake Carlton at the state park. I've been catching some baas the past few days. Been using shallow diving crankbaits, spinerbaits and a snag-proof mouse. With the mouse, I caught a 15"er hiding under the weeds. I've only had my boat out once this year so far. But I am looking for a canoe to use on a private lake I have access to from another NAFC member.
Other than Lake Carlton, I would say your best bets would be going to Shabbona Lake or the Mississippi River in Clinton area.
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