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

  "The bridge is out, can not get through to the normal way of travel the..." Pierce Lake

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

  "If you want bluegill or catfish, leave the boat at home. For catfish I..." Bunker Hill Reservoir

  "Flat head fishing at Page Park in Dixon Illinois is on the rise since the..." Rock River

Illinois 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.

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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 Rock River, Horseshoe Lake and Horsetail Lake. Fish for Bigmouth Buffalo, Warmouth 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.