Banner Marsh State Fish and Wildlife Area is an Illinois state park covering 4,363 acres in Fulton County. It is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Peoria on U.S. Route 24 and is protected from the Illinois River by a major levee. With more than 200 clear water bodies holding numerous species of fish, the site’s three fish brooding ponds, extensive stocking efforts and site-specific size and creel limits, Banner Marsh is considered a well-balanced fishery for today’s anglers. There is a 25 hp limit in effect for boaters.Closed October 1 through the end of waterfowl season.Recommended baits: dip baits, shad, plastics, crankbaits, topwater baits, crickets and scum frogs.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

Bladed Jigs

LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6


Z-Man Fishing Products Jigs 1/10 oz NedlockZ

Fishing Jigs

Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

Finesse Baits

XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack


Big Bite Baits Panfish baits Alewife Crappie Thumper

Panfish Baits