Cook County Bait Shops, Tackle Shops, Fishing Reports, and Fishing Charters (Illinois)

Cook County Fishing Reports

  "Largemouth, smallmouth, and Walleye along with your usual suspect fish..." Lake of the Coves

  "Arrow head lake after a big rain the night before. Plastic wacky worm, 5..." Lake Arrowhead

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

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

Cook County Fishing

Cook County (IL) Bait Shops, Tackle Shops, and Fishing Spots
Fishing Spots
Bait Shops

Cook County Fishing Charters, and Guides

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 Cook County (IL) Fishing

Whether you’re fishing for Carp, Bream/Bluegill or Sucker, or one of the other fish found near Cook County, we can tell you where to find them, how to bring them in, and who's having success. So find your new favorite fishing spot near Cook County, and grab your favorite fishing gear. All that, including links to your local fish and wildlife websites, record catches for a location, photos, GPS coordinates for where the fish can be found, and so much more. So what are you waiting for? Pick a nearby city and get started.

Fish Species Found in Cook County Area

Bream/Bluegill,  Northern Pike,  Walleye,  Perch,  Largemouth Bass,  Smallmouth Bass,  Crappie,  Catfish,  Bullhead,   and 17 more

Bodies of Water in Cook County Area

816 Lakes

179 Rivers and Streams

51 Reservoirs

112 other