Fishing Southern Illinois (Shawnee Books) by Mr. Art Reid

By Mr. Art Reid

“Now, let’s discover the place these fish are and the way to trap a few,” says paintings Reid in his Preface. And that's the essence of this complete consultant to fishing in Southern Illinois. within the colourful language of 1 who has fished the waters and swapped stories over many a campfire, Reid attracts upon greater than 25 years of expertise fishing the us and a number of other overseas countries. Liberally spiced with anecdotes, this e-book tells not just the place the fish are and the way to seize them yet who catches them: no heritage of fishing in Southern Illinois will be whole with no an abundance of profiles of the colourful those that for years were devoted anglers. The tales are enjoyable and similar with verve, the folk interesting, and the data as com­plete as a fisherman may well locate at any place.

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Crappie weighing more than 4 pounds have been caught here. The lake is nine miles south of Marion off Route 37 or east of I-57. Little Grassy Lake With 1,000 acres of surface water, Little Grassy is the third and final fishing water within the grounds of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. This is also one of the old-timers of the region, and being so it has a widespread reputation for good fishing, particularly for largemouth bass and crappie. A fish of the latter species from Little Grassy held state-record status for many years.

78 Page viii 4. Tackle and Equipment 84 Tackle 84 Lines 86 Reels 92 Rods 101 Adjusting Line Tension 105 Depth Finders 108 Artificial Lures 113 Plastic Worms and Rods Used 119 Live Worms 126 5. Tournaments and Clubs, Trophies and Taxidermy 130 Tournaments and Clubs 130 Trophies and Taxidermy 144 Page ix Illustrations Following Page 48 Bass hooked near stump Typical Southern Illinois lake scene Horseshoe Lake Bass being landed with spinning gear Author with his heaviest Southern Illinois bass Smallmouth black bass Fred Washburn with stringers of bass John "Gino" Swetz waits out a bass C.

Most of this is common knowledge, or at least it should be for the individuals who plan to use fishing facilities. Much of this information is as close as your nearest sporting goods store, or you can contact the Benton office of the Illinois Department of Conservation, RR 4, Box 68, Benton, Illinois 62812. Phone (618) 435-8138. Rules, regulations, and catch limits are Page 15 ever-changing. For examples, there are minimum size limits on largemouth black bass in certain lakes, which set these lakes apart from others.

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