Illinois Fishing Report, Tackle, and License Info

Fish Species found in Illinois

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

Bodies of Water in Illinois

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

Fishing Hot Spots in Illinois

  "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

Fishing Spots in Illinois

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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 Busse Lake, Horseshoe Lake and Rock River. Fish for Brown Trout, Perch or Brook 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.