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Fishing Report for Dawson Lake

FISHING REPORT PROVIDED BY:  Reported by Dream Catcher Guide Service at 309-826-0930. and Smiley's Sport Shop in Bloomington. Stop by soon for fresh bait and fishing tackle. And - Moraine View Restaurant & Kayak Rental. Check out the great food! "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." (by Doug Larson)

WATER CONDITIONS:  Lake levels are up one foot above normal due to recent rainfall. Water surface temperatures are chilly and near 50 degrees.


WEEK

FISH

FISHING CONDITIONS

4-17-19

CRAPPIE

SLOW: Need warmer water temperatures for improved success. Smaller ponds (White Oaks) with warmer water are producing a few with minnows.

4-17-19

SAUGER

FAIR: Look for fish in open water with jigs or night crawlers.

4-17-19

CHANNEL CATFISH

FAIR: Night crawlers seem to be the bait of choice.

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