Illinois Bait Shops, Tackle Shops, Fishing Reports, and Fishing Charters

Illinois Fishing Reports

  "Pretty much caught bluegill and crappie...." Shipman Reservoir

  "Northern Pike and smallmouth bass can be caught at most places on this..." Sumner Creek

  "You can pretty easily catch small creek chubs at many places in this creek..." Grove Creek

  "Channel cats are hit and miss. Bass are few and far between. Panfish are..." Spring Lake

Illinois Fishing

Illinois 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 Illinois Fishing was built for the outdoors-men and -women 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. Share your passion with your fellow outdoorsmen.

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 Horsetail Lake, Horseshoe Lake and Victoria Lake. Fish for Smallmouth Bass, Carp or Rock Bass 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.

Fish Species Found in Illinois

Largemouth Bass,  Bream/Bluegill,  Catfish,  Crappie,  Bullhead,  Carp,  Rock Bass,  Warmouth,  Sunfish,   and 59 more

Bodies of Water in Illinois

763 Lakes

2,580 Rivers and Streams

1,050 Reservoirs

947 other