3 of us went to IL yestderday. Started at Tilton area and did not mark a fish. Went to Lucys and talked to some guys and all they had was 6 gills for 4 hours work. So decided to make to go to Northfork. Got there and was marking fish all over the place. Tried everything in the world but no takers. So after an hour snagged into a large fish, thought it was a big eye. Turns out to be a 2 pound shad. Started talking to other fishermen and they said they have been snagging shad all day. Looked around the ice and dead shad all over.So what I thought was suspended crappies were just shad. To late to go anywhere else so fished there until about 6:30. We ended up with 2 keeper gils, 2 crappies and 2 keeper eyes. Biggest was about 2 pounds. We did see a guy catch an eye that easily went 7 pounds. Tough day and the snow made it hard to be mobile with a shanty. Some drifts were foot tall.