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

  "Tight Lines... Mark did not falsely report anything. His report was from..." Gladstone Lake

  "Fished 1st point Northeast of the boat launch and followed into that cove..." Lake Jaycee

  "There's fairly nice fishing for a lake that is pressured like that, full..." Twin Lakes

  "Arrow head lake after a big rain the night before. Plastic wacky worm, 5..." Lake Arrowhead

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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 Horseshoe Lake, Busse Lake and Rock River. Fish for Perch, Largemouth Bass or Blue Catfish 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.