Illinois Fishing Reports, Fishing Times, Licenses, and Campgrounds
Fishing in Illinois
Fish Species in Illinois
Largemouth Bass, Bream/Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Bullhead, Carp, Rock Bass, Warmouth, Sunfish, and 56 more
Illinois Fishing by Water Type
Illinois Fishing Reports
"I caught a 2.5 pond bass off of a white chatter bait. This lake is very..." Hastings Lake
"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
Illinois Fishing Spots
Illinois Fishing by City (continued)
Illinois Fishing by County
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, Horseshoe Lake and Rock River. Fish for Striped Bass, Bigmouth Buffalo or Perch 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.