How is it going I just joined this site because it looks great and also looks like I will be able to get good information and tips on how bass are relating on different bodies of water specifically in Illinois. I fish a private lake called lake holiday in north central Illinois about 65 miles southwest of Chicago. My personal best wich came last year is a 5 lb 13 oz large and a 3.89 smally. Big fish are hard to come by on this lake due to is relatively small size 350 acres and also recreational so tournaments get pretty tough on Sunday. I've been fishing for about 17 years and I'm 27. I've been bass fishing these tournaments out here now for 3 years and I never knew the addiction is worse than cigarettes lol. I love time on the water and the comradary that goes with it. Thanks for having me and I'll be talking with you later, Jim.