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

Illinois Fishing Reports

  "Crappie (bright color jigs) are strong this week as well as Bass (slow..." Pana Lake

  "Credit Lake - I'm new to this area and I just want to fish and at least..." Rock River

  "Carp are starting to bite. Corn and crawlers on bottom near island...." Four Lakes

  "Catching 14 an 15 crappies 4 1/2 feet deep using slideing bobber with..." Vernor 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

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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 Horseshoe Lake, Rend Lake and Horsetail Lake. Fish for Striped Bass, Catfish or Rainbow Trout 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,  Crappie,  Catfish,  Bullhead,  Carp,  Rock Bass,  Panfish,  Warmouth,   and 59 more

Bodies of Water in Illinois

763 Lakes

2,580 Rivers and Streams

1,050 Reservoirs

947 other