This place sits just out of Princeville, IL. One of those rare small tracts with a good size lake. Fully stocked. To see all the pics and info, click here.
This lake is on a 100 acre parcel just outside of Oak Run in Knox County, Illinois. The lake was built four or five years ago and stocked with forage fish the first year and sporting fish the second year. It was stocked with fingerling fish only be Illinois DNR agent Ken Russell. Chef Todd and I took a trip out there to monitor the progress. We caught a great mix of Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie. The bass were all in the 10-14″ range…which is right on track. Moreso, they were super fat! Check out the bellies on these largemouth. We caught a dozen or so crappie in about ten minutes. They were in the 8-12″ range and were very aggressive. Bottom line is that this place is progressing perfectly. It is going to be a mega trophy fishery in a few years.
The structure on the lake is awesome too. The south side is all flooded timber. It has a fully rip rapped dam. It also has a giant flat with 4′ depths at the west end of the lake. It also has a full creek channel running right though the middle of it.
Check out these pics. This place is managed by Herman Brothers Pond management and has been producing giant fish year after year. See the property listing page here.
Nate Herman of Herman Brothers Pond Management, along with Chef Todd, headed out to the Illinois Land Company 480 Acre listing in Knox County to put a fish management plan in place. This is just another way that Illinois Land Company separates itself from the competition…we market the property in full and transfer it over to the new owner with a full professional management plan in place! It was not the best day in the world to shock but we got what we needed to put a plan in place to create an even better fishery! We netted some monster fish in the process too!
A few separate trips to the new 90 acre listing in Fulton illustrated that this lake is nothing short of outstanding. Kelly Presley and his son Tyler had a great day, netting dozens of bass and some walleye! Earlier in the week, Aaron Literski landed multiple bass over 4 lbs…including one over 6 lbs. They also caught some great smallmouths, walleyes, and a musky!. Check out the pics! We also experimented with the GoPros on the lake. They worked great but we definitely need the battery extenders. They died before the fishing got good. This fishing property for sale is a one of a kind!
Check out the video of the opening day dove hunt on the 480 acres in Knox County. This place literally offers everything. These were the worst conditions I have ever dove hunting in yet one of the best hunts. We bought a few GoPros and gave them a shot for this video. I think we will be able to do some cool filming with these in the future!
To see the listing page on this property, click here. Update…property no longer available.
Illinois Land Company is proud to announce the 2012/13 Pro Staff. The Pro Staff is an assembly of passionate and skilled hunters and fisherman from around the area. The objective of the Pro Staff is simple…to provide Illinois Land Company realtors with a real time comprehensive assessment of each and every listing of Illinois Land Company. This will allow Illinois Land Company to market their properties like no one in the industry. These assessments will be real time, meaning we won’t use trail camera or fish pictures from ten years ago…our marketing material will be real time and continuously updated as new Pro Staff members assess each and every property.
Bottom line is this…Illinois Land Company has introduced this unique project to better serve our customers. Sellers benefit because ILC will be able to market their properties like no other company through our professional assessments and continued attention to each and every property. Buyers benefit as they know exactly what they are buying through professional detailed assessments. We are excited about our team and look forward launching this project!
More details, pro staff projects, and announcements to come soon!
Congrats to Darron Birkel. On the last night of the second shotgun season, Darron took this impressive 8 pointer with his black powder. This is Darron’s second great deer of the season. There is something really cool about mature eight pointers. I don’t think Darron or I had any trail cam pics of this guy. Be sure to hit the google +1 button if you like this content…it helps us out with our search rankings!