Southern Illinois Fishing Report

imageweeklyreportFishing really picking up in southern Illinois. Had over an inch of rain which provided some good water color.  Wagon creek at Egypt is now very muddy but coves have controlled water color and fish are biting. Key for me yesterday was fishing very back of coves with stained water. Fish were hitting spinnerbaits presented on short casts to land quietly for spooky fish.  Water temps solidly in the mid 50’s by afternoon.