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IL River 3-7
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Author:  JimL [ 06:21pm - Mar 7,10 ]
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Got out today from 10am-4pm.Got a little wet but had to get out after hearing good reports from yesterday.Caught more walleye and saugeye today than sauger(thats a first).
Started kind of slow with most small fish.We managed 4 keepers on the day.All of our keepers caught pulling minnows.

Did get one nice one

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Water dirty
water temp 41

Author:  MorseRunner [ 06:25pm - Mar 7,10 ]
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Nice fish.. where'd you launch from?
(and how was the current?)

Author:  Mike V [ 06:27pm - Mar 7,10 ]
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Nice fish Jim! We could have used a few of those last week!!!

Author:  JimL [ 06:30pm - Mar 7,10 ]
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Launched Spring Valley and fish from there to Hennipen.Heard good reports all the way to Starved rock.
Current a little fast.

Author:  MorseRunner [ 06:36pm - Mar 7,10 ]
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Thanks for the info Jim. A little early for me to pull the boat out of storage yet.
(at least the batteries, rods and reels are ready to go)
It's getting close! Take care

Author:  mojoman [ 07:14pm - Mar 7,10 ]
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jim.l nice fish. is barto's still iced up? or did you launch at the marina? mojoman

Author:  rodman1 [ 08:54pm - Mar 7,10 ]
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Glad to hear stories about more legals showing up. Boat repairs are done , head down tommorrow to pick her up.
Then start putting things back together. Hopefully back down by the end of the week. Have you tried pulling that rig that you and Scott were using last fall down by Sawmill? Might prove to be interesting as the water will probably be getting murkier. Nice and slow up and down slopes. Still want to give that other spot I was talking about a shot.
Tom Cooney

Author:  RiverRat [ 09:03pm - Mar 7,10 ]
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nice fish jim

Author:  husker [ 08:31am - Mar 8,10 ]
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Thanks for the report Jim. I'm chomping at the bit to get the boat out! I heard the launch at SR is a mess right now with debris. Good idea launching in SV.

Author:  dajord [ 08:35am - Mar 8,10 ]
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Jim,
that has to be the biggest Sauger I have seen.

Nice job!

Author:  Luv2fish2 [ 10:17am - Mar 8,10 ]
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Nice report. Always nice to catch some eyes. Cant wait for the Heidecki reports. Hope to get out more than last year. Hope to see you on the water. Good luck on the chase for that 30in eye.

Author:  Murph810 [ 11:06am - Mar 8,10 ]
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Nice job Jim, great way to end the winter.............murph810

Author:  John Mannerino [ 02:00pm - Mar 8,10 ]
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Nice Jimmy. I still have to WAIT 2 weeks before I can turn it lose. Im dieing to get out. It will be flooded by then for sure.

Author:  rodman1 [ 03:11pm - Mar 8,10 ]
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Think positive!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Right now no heavy rain predicted until 21-22.
Tom Cooney

Author:  klino3 [ 03:35pm - Mar 8,10 ]
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Here are afew from Saturday.
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Author:  JimL [ 03:51pm - Mar 8,10 ]
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No more ice Mojo.
Jim are you catching more walleye and saugeye this year?First pic looks like a walleye.

Author:  klino3 [ 04:14pm - Mar 8,10 ]
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We been catching more walleye and saugeye the last couple years.I dont see how the asian carp have slowed the sauger fishing like everyone is saying it did.I have caught more big fish this year than I have in a long time.If anything the river is coming on strong and the sauger are getting bigger and more abundant.There are some great year class saugers now.The walleyes are also coming on strong.Better than I have ever seen.

Author:  walleyewalsh [ 11:10am - Mar 9,10 ]
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Hey Jim, nice fish. I'll be on furlough from 18mar to 1apr, maybe we should hook up for a day or two. I'll be down there for the two weeks and I can't wait.

Author:  klino3 [ 02:49pm - Mar 9,10 ]
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walleyewalsh wrote:
Hey Jim, nice fish. I'll be on furlough from 18mar to 1apr, maybe we should hook up for a day or two. I'll be down there for the two weeks and I can't wait.


Which Jim?

Author:  eyedogger [ 09:13pm - Mar 9,10 ]
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We had a good day on Saturday but not that good, Klieno,, nice basket,,, lets hope she stays steday for a few more weeks.. I am guessing the winning wieght for MWC will be 17lb's a day

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