Chicago Bait Shops, Tackle Shops, Fishing Reports, and Fishing Charters (Illinois)

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Chicago Fishing

Chicago (IL) Bait Shops, Tackle Shops, and Fishing Spots
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Illinois Fishing Licenses

Join us as we discuss the Illinois Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the Fishing Spot is open to the public, and respect all signs indicating private property or restricting access.

About Chicago (IL) Fishing was built for the outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen using a crowd sourcing model whereby we leave the local knowledge to the locals. Make edits, update details, share reports, and record your catches with photos, locations, and much more. We invite you to share your passion and your expertise.

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)

328 Lakes

339 Rivers and Streams

130 Reservoirs

176 other