Illinois Fishing Reports, Times, Licenses, and Shops

Fish Species Found in Illinois

Largemouth Bass,  Bream/Bluegill,  Catfish,  Crappie,  Bullhead,  Carp,  Rock Bass,  Warmouth,  Sunfish,   and 58 more

Bodies of Water in Illinois

763 Lakes

2,580 Rivers and Streams

1,050 Reservoirs

947 other

Illinois Fishing Reports

  "Really nice spot for of road fishing. Many diff types of fish in there..." Mokeler Creek

  "Nice for panfish in the winter. There is a good line of algae around most..." Bunker Hill Reservoir

  "Good catfishing with dip bait Carolina righing..." Vernor Lake Dam

  "Crappie 10 plus inches using sliding bobber, 4 lb test, minneys around..." Vernor Lake

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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.

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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, Victoria Lake and Horsetail Lake. Fish for Striped Bass, Drum or Sunfish 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.