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
2,580 Rivers and Streams
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 Horsetail Lake, Horseshoe Lake and Busse Lake. Fish for Flathead Catfish, Bream/Bluegill or Crappie 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.