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

Franklin County Fishing Reports

  "Crappie are excellent using jigs & minnows around brush piles, stake beds,..." Rend Lake

  "If you like fishing for good bass that keep improving, nice, fat panfish,..." West Frankfort Reservoir

  "You will find above average bass, average panfish, and decent catfish in..." West Frankfort City Lake

Franklin County Fishing

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

Franklin 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 Franklin County (IL) Fishing

Whether you’re fishing for Rock Bass, Brook Trout or Bullhead, or one of the other fish found near Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County Area

Largemouth Bass,  Perch,  Bream/Bluegill,  Bullhead,  Smallmouth Bass,  Rainbow Trout,  Crappie,  Brown Trout,  Brook Trout,   and 18 more

Bodies of Water in Franklin County Area

587 Lakes

1,963 Rivers and Streams

391 Reservoirs

554 other