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 seize a few,” says paintings Reid in his Preface. And that's the essence of this finished 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 ebook tells not just the place the fish are and the way to capture them yet who catches them: no heritage of fishing in Southern Illinois will be whole with out an abundance of profiles of the colourful those who for years were committed anglers. The tales are enjoyable and similar with verve, the folks attention-grabbing, and the knowledge as com­plete as a fisherman may possibly locate anyplace.

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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. The lake record bass topped 10 pounds. Grassy is another of the dependable lakes to produce bass weighing from 6 to 9 pounds.

This is a weight that the average fisherman nationwide would gladly trade his tickets to the Super Bowl to catch. That's what this book is all aboutthe fish and where they are found in Southern Illinois, the fishermen who have caught them, those who still do, and those who have a burning desire to know more about this most popular of all participation sports. There is a great deal of fascinating history involved herenot only about fishing and tackle through the ages to that presently used, but more recent history about people, fishermen, places, and events in Southern Illinois.

Both hybrids have plenty of room in the 1,200-acre impoundment. Hillsboro New City Lake became a public fishing spot in 1981. Prior to that time, however, it was stocked with fish including bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish plus the striper and muskie hybrids. Hybrid striped bass, or ''wipers'' as they are often called, are crosses between white bass and stripers. Tiger muskies were created from a mixture of northern pike and muskellunge. Both fish have the capacity to grow big and bold.

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