Illinois Fishing Report, Tackle, and License Info

Largemouth Bass,  Bream, Bluegill,  Catfish,  Crappie,  Bullhead,  Carp,  Rock Bass,  Warmouth,  Sunfish,   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

  "Fished Bode Lake North. Caught 2 smallmouth bass - 14" & 16" - within an..." Bode Lakes

  "Started the day using pearl white 6" flukes and got two decent bass around..." Marysville Fishing Club Lake

  "We have been catching a fair number of Carp and a few Buffalo Suckers..." Horseshoe Lake

  "Horsetail Lake is a great small lake for fishermen. Over the past 30 years..." Horsetail Lake

Fishing Spots in Illinois

Featured Tackle Shops in Illinois

Campgrounds in Illinois

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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 Montrose Harbor, Starved Rock Lock and Dam and Busse Lake. Fish for Carp, Blue Catfish or Flathead Catfish 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.