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Rock River Fishing near Rockford, Illinois





5 star rating out of 5 by 6 reviewers
Fish for:
  • Bluegill
  • Sauger
  • Green Sunfish
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Nassau Grouper
  • Crappie
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Warmouth
  • Drum
  • Channel Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • White Bass
  • Walleye
  • Black Bullhead
Access: Public
Fishing License: Required
Fishing Rules & Regulations: Illinois Fish & Wildlife

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Fishing Times for Rock River

Fishing Times for Rock River near Rockford, IL

Best Fishing Times
11:47PM to 1:47AM, and 2:32PM to 4:32PM

Alternate Fishing Times
6:17AM to 8:17AM, and 6:47PM to 8:47PM

Fishing Rock River, IL on 8/20/2014 will be best from 11:47PM through 1:47AM, and from 2:32PM to 4:32PM. If those times won’t work for you, 6:17AM to 8:17AM looks promising , as does 6:47PM to 8:47PM Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes.


Weather for Rock River

Current Temp: 62.01
Max Temp: 66
Min Temp: 62.01
Outside: clear sky
Wind: Gentle Breeze
Wind Speed: 4.54
Wind Direction: Southwest
Humidity: 93
Pressure: 1011
Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 7:49 PM

6 Fishing Reports for Rock River - Rockford, Illinois


2/27/2012 12:30 PM

Fishing Tips for Rock River

The ice is all off the river. The fish have not moved from their winter spots though. Basically fish where you would, with what you would if there was still ice. Good luck fishing!


1/2/2012 8:00 PM

Fishing Tips for the Rock River

The ice has not been forming very fast even in the back waters. In most spots the ice is about 1 inch with open spots numerous. We are going to need a lot of cold weather before we can get out there. Pray for cold.


11/18/2011 2:10 PM

Fishing Tips for the Rock River

IF you are interested the crappies are biting near inlets and wood. If you can find a cove that contains both of those you are golden. Try using small crankbaits, jigs, soft plastics, Zip Lures, and live bait. The walleyes are biting too; you can catch them by fishing dam, rocks, and inlets with jigs, crankbaits, soft plastics, blade baits, ice fishing baits, and live bait. There are also really big pike being caught on dead fish. Try fishing in the slack water under the dam, coves, rocks, and inlets (inlets are the best place to fish). Good luck fishing!


10/10/2011 1:30 PM

Fishing Tips for the Rock River

The fishing is good but it's not yet great. Most of the fish are undersized but more big ones are showing up every day. Try fishing with jigs tipped with live bait or soft plastics or crank baits near dams and rocks. Good luck fishing!


9/23/2011 12:40 PM

Fishing Tips for the Rock River

I have good news! The males and saugers are starting to show up at the dams. The big females shouldn’t be that far behind. For now a least try fishing with light jigs tipped with live/dead bait or soft plastics. Good luck fishing!


9/8/2011 2:20 PM

Fishing Tips for the Rock River

The water temp is about 68 in the main river and 71 in the backwaters. Shouldn’t be long until the fish put on the feedbag. Good luck fishing!

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More About Rock River

Rock River is a reservoir located just .4 miles from Rockford, in Winnebago County, in the state of Illinois, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including bluegill, sauger, green sunfish, flathead catfish, nassau grouper, crappie, smallmouth bass, warmouth, drum, channel catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, walleye and black bullhead here. Whether you’re trolling, baitcasting, fly fishing, spinning or casting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Rock River.

To find this fishing spot check the map shown above or enter 42.26502 latitude, and -89.09511 longitude into your GPS device. View Rock River Topo Map.

And please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the reservoir is open to the public, and that you have the necessary fishing license. Now what are you waiting for, get fishing!
Rock River est un réservoir situé à seulement .4 miles de Rockford, dans le Winnebago County, dans les état de l'Illinois, United States. Les pêcheurs trouveront une grande variété de poissons, y compris arlequin, doré noir, crapet vert, le poisson-chat à tête plate, mérou rayé, marigane, achigan à petite bouche, warmouth, tambour, barbue de rivière, achigan à grande bouche, bar blanc, le doré jaune et barbotte noir ici. Que vous soyez pêche à la traîne, CASTING, pêche à la mouche, filature ou moulage vos chances d'obtenir une morsure ici sont bonnes. Alors prenez votre canne à pêche à la mouche favorite et la bobine, et partez à Rock River.

Pour trouver cet endroit de pêche consultez la carte ci-dessus ou entrez 42.26502 de latitude et de longitude -89.09511 dans votre appareil GPS. Voir Rock River Carte Topographique.

Et s'il vous plaît n'oubliez pas de vérifier avec les poissons de la faune locale et du service pour assurer le réservoir est ouvert au public, et que vous avez le permis de pêche obligatoire. Maintenant, ce que vous attendez, vous la pêche!
Rock River es el embalse situado a .4 miles de Rockford, en Winnebago County, en los estado de Illinois, United States. Los pescadores encontrarán una gran variedad de peces incluyendo mojarra de agallas azules, Sauger, pez sol, bagre cabeza plana, mero de Nassau, tipo de pez, boca chica graves, Warmouth, tambor, el bagre de canal, lobina, lobina blanca, Alaska y siluro negro aquí Ya sea que esté trolling, baitcasting, la pesca con mosca, hilado o fundición sus probabilidades de contraer una picadura de aquí son buenos. Así que coge tu caña favoritos pesca con mosca y carrete, y diríjase a Rock River.

Para encontrar este lugar de pesca Consulte el mapa que aparece arriba o entrar en 42.26502 latitud, y -89.09511 de longitud en el dispositivo GPS. Ver Mapa Topográfico de Rock River.

Y por favor recuerde verificar con el local de Pesca y Vida Silvestre del departamento para garantizar la embalse es abierto al público, y que tiene la licencia de pesca necesario. Ahora, ¿qué estás esperando, consiga la pesca!
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