Illinois Fishing Report, Tackle, and License Info

Largemouth Bass,  Bream, Bluegill,  Catfish,  Crappie,  Bullhead,  Carp,  Rock Bass,  Sunfish,  Warmouth,   and 56 more
Bodies of Water:
Lakes: 763   Rivers/Streams: 2,580   Reservoirs: 1,050   Others: 947   All: 5,340

Fishing Hot Spots in Illinois

  "used live and plastics and ended up getting 28 fish, mostly rock bass and..." Poplar Creek

  "Mark cant be fishing from Gladstone lake, there are no boat docks or..." Gladstone Lake

  "There are many crayfiah under the rocks in the water wich gave me the idea..." McDonald Creek

  "First time fishing this small lake. Caught on nice largemouth (1.2 lb. 14..." Willow Lake

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Fishing in the state of Illinois, there are plenty of bodies of water to choose from. In fact, there are 5,340 bodies of water where fishing could be possible, such as Horseshoe Lake, Busse Lake and Rock River. Fish for Crappie, Rock Bass or Sucker or one of the other 27 fish found in this state; and if you need gear get your fly fishing gear, baitcasting setup, trolling equipment, or spincasting gear out and find your new honey hole.