Chicago Bait Shops, Tackle Shops, Fishing Reports, and Fishing Charters (Illinois)
Chicago Fishing Reports
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Chicago (IL) Bait Shops, Tackle Shops, and Fishing Spots
Chicago Fishing Charters, and Guides
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Fishing Charters near Chicago (IL)
Campgrounds near Chicago, IL
Illinois Fishing Licenses
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For those interested in fishing Chicago's lakes, reservoirs and streams, there are some excellent choices including Fortyninth Street Beach, Oak Street Beach and South Fork South Branch Chicago River. Whether you're fishing for Flathead Catfish, Bowfin or Carp, or one of the other fish found near Chicago, we can tell you where to find them, how to bring them in, and who's having success. So get your fly fishing gear, baitcasting setup, trolling equipment, or spin casting gear out and find your new favorite fishing spot near Chicago in state. All that, including links to your local fish and wildlife websites, records for a location, photos, videos, GPS coordinates for where the fish can be found, and much more.
Chicago can be found in the great state of Illinois. More specifically, it can be found at 41.8500328063965 and -87.6500549316406. Explore our pages and find your next fishing spot.
Fish Species Found in the Chicago (IL) Area
Largemouth Bass, Bream/Bluegill, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye, Rainbow Trout, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and 7 more
Bodies of Water near Chicago (IL)
339 Rivers and Streams