The summer crappie bite has been epic. We're putting clients on full limits and some big fish too. Fishing the bushes is a blast, but we've got plenty of open water honey holes too. Check out some of the slabs from summer, and some happy clients...
Looking for that trophy bass? Now might be the time. Boneyard Guides are putting clients on giant largemouth bass right now. Call us today to book a trip for big bass, quality lodging and some furious Southern Illinois bass action on Lake of Egypt! We also have night fishing trip. If you're looking to pull in a lunker largemouth in the dark, you should get a hold of us soon.
Southern Illinois Fishing Report is as good as it gets! We are absolutely crushing the crappie this summer on Rend Lake and Lake of Egypt in Southern Illinois. Happy clients are catching limits of crappie in both morning and afternoon. We are also into some lunker largemouth bass. Check out some of the photos, then come down for some Southern Illinois fishin!
First of all, I want to thank all of our loyal Boneyard customers - we caught a ton of fish last year and had a great time. It's hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner here in Southern Illinois and we will be catcing limits of crappie before you know it.
We've got a few specials that we want to share with our customers. Note the dates on these specials, as these are the best times to come...
JUGGIN' FOR CATFISH IN MARCH $275 for 2 fisherman This is an all day trip (or night) and includes one night of lodging for both fisherman.
BASS FISHING SPECIAL $275 for 2 fisherman We will be crushin' giant largemouth bass in March, April & May.
SPRING CRAPPIE SPECIAL $290 for 2 fisherman Come catch a limit of southern Illinois crappie- this full day trip (or until limit) includes one night of lodging for both fisherman.
See our RATES page for details on these great guided fishing packages in Southern Illinois! OR CALL NOW to book- 618-927-3432
Boneyard Fishing is on fire right now on Rend Lake in Southern Illinois - we are crazy busy with crappie fishing right now. The fish are biting on minnow and jigs. Catfish are all over the lake and we are about 4-5 degrees from the water being the perfect temperature for flathead catfish.
Bass are going bonkers on Lake of Egypt. We have catching big bass on topwater lures on cloudy or overcast days. On brighter sunny days, we fish deep soft plastics and jigs.
We are catching our limit on most trips right now. Give us a call and we will try to get you on the water, our schedule is filling up fast, but we still have openings.
It's been a long winter, but the boat is out and we're gettin' her ready to get our clients on some spring slab crappie on Rend Lake and Lake of Egypt. The water temps will be warming soon, so check back for more info on Rend Lake Crappie guides.
Boneyard Outfitters and Boneyard Fishing will be exhibiting at Chicagoland newest and most talked out "Schaumburg Show" and one of the sportsmans favorites, the Tinley Park Show.
Don't miss your chance to come talk hunting and fishing with Jason Johns at these premier Chicagoland outdoors events:
Schaumburg Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo January 23-26 at the Schaumburg Convention Center
Tinley Park Fishing Show February 8-9 at the Tinley Park High School
Jason will give you the rundown and highlights of the 2013 season, as well as a forecast for 2014. Boneyard Fishing will be accepting reservations and booking trips for fully guided crappie fishing trips. Come talk to Jason and the boys from Southern Illinois and reserve some fishing dates during these sports shows. See ya there!
We have the best of both worlds- waterfowl hunting in the morning and crappie fishing in the afternoon. We call that Castin and Blastin in Southern Illinois. Located in the heart of a major flyway, the Rend Lake area offers some spectacular waterfowl hunting. And we have the spots and the guides that will have birds landing in your lap. And we don't stop there. After a morning hunt for mallards out of one of our comfortable blinds, we'll get you out on the water to enjoy some of the best crappie fishing in southern illinois. Check out the photos, then call us today and book a combo trip this fall. We have special offers for groups and family hunts.
Fall is the best time for excellent southern illinois crappie fishing. When temperatures start to drop, the crappie strap on the feedback. In addition to the hot crappie fishing action, The Boneyard offers superb overnight lodging for guests. Our state-of-the-art rustic lodge offers guests a comfortable place to relax after a day of catching a limit of crappie. Come down for a weekend of crappie fishing, top-shelf lodging, and some good ol' down-home southern cooking.
Since January, we have been tearin' up the crappie and large mouth bass. In Southern Illinois the winters are pretty mild, but even more so this year. So we never really had a "winter". Which is great for guys who like to fish all year round! Check out our pix.
October and November are fantastic months for crappie and bass in Southern Illinois. The water temperatures cool down and the crappie bite heats up. It's not uncommon to catch 100 or more fish within 2-3 hours. We also have some fantastic deer hunting, which gives our clients a shot at some "surf and turf"!
We continued to nail the crappie throughout the summer as the fish move out to deeper water. We have access to to hundreds of stakebeds on Rend Lake. They can run, but they can't hide! Sooner or later, we get our limit. Check out some of our pix!
Spring 2011 was incredible, what a fantastic way to start the fishing season! We hauled in some lunker largemouth bass on a variety of baits. We also slayed the crappie, big time. Spring time is one of the best times of year to hook into gigantic Southern Illinois Largemouth bass. The water warms up early in some of our smaller lakes, so we usually are catching big bass before anyone else in the state.