Illinois Fishing Reports, Fishing Times, Licenses, and Campgrounds

Fish Species in Illinois

Largemouth Bass,  Bream/Bluegill,  Catfish,  Crappie,  Bullhead,  Carp,  Rock Bass,  Warmouth,  Sunfish,   and 56 more

Illinois Fishing by Water Type

Lakes: 763   Rivers/Streams: 2,580   Reservoirs: 1,050   Others: 947   All: 5,340

Illinois Fishing Reports

  "Brought in 13 channels in 3 hours catch and release anywhere from 2.5lbs..." Lake Windermere

  "A very nice small creek.I have been catching small mouth bass on a yellow..." Rock Run

  "Great largemouth bass fishing! 2 bass over 12". One with the original..." Bunker Hill Reservoir

  "Catfish are slow, catching a few avg weight 10 pounds. Nice blues caught..." Vernor Lake

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Illinois Fishing Licenses

For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Illinois Fish & Wildlife. 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 Horsetail Lake, Rock River and Horseshoe Lake. Fish for Bowfin, Largemouth Bass or Smallmouth 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.