Illinois Fishing Reports

Discover waterways in Illinois with interactive maps containing recent catches, fishing spots, and reports of the latest fishing activity.


— or —

Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. Big ol' Flathead

    Flathead Catfish with a Gamakatsu 1/0 circle hook, 1oz weight, 12lb mono, 30lb floro leader and sucker

  2. It was bigger than it looks. First catch on my kayak

    12 in. Largemouth Bass with a Mepps Black Fury Spinner

    1. Nice one ☝️
  3. 2 lb. 2 oz. 20 in. Northern Pike with a brown hula popper

    1. Mike Horn 0
      lake is cleaner than I have seen in many years
    2. Mike Horn 0
      lake is cleaner than I have seen in many years
    3. Nice Toothy Critter, I Like what I’m seeing Mike. River is Cleaning up with everyone’s Help.
    4. View full conversation
  4. 4 lb. 6 oz. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass with a imposter

    1. Richard Baker 0
      great catch
  5. 2 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass with a crankbait

  6. Freshwater Drum with a crankbait

    1. roy bassford 0
      i stand corrected. thanks guys
    2. Tom Forrest 0
      Drum
    3. Scott S 0
      That looks like a Freshwater Drum to me
    4. View full conversation
  7. Largemouth Bass with a Gulp Minnow

  8. This was caught a pegged T-rig, 3/32oz Angler Tungsten flipping weight, 4/0 Gamakatsu worm hook. Working grass edges in 2'-6' of water.

    Largemouth Bass with a Googan Baits Mondo Worm

    1. Scott S 0
      Nice one
  9. 47 in. Muskellunge

    1. Nice! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. chris kudla 0
      two 47 inches and back to back days on the chain, hard to do!
    3. chris kudla 0
      thank you Robert!!!
    4. Nice one Chris! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. chris kudla 0
      twin ten bucktail
    6. View full conversation
  10. 47 in. Muskellunge

    1. chris kudla 0
      twin ten bucktail

Popular Waterways

The most active fishing spots in Illinois


  • Heidecke Lake

    Heidecke Lake is a power plant cooling lake owned by Commonwealth Edison. Heidecke Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area is maintained and operated by the Illinois Department of Conservation in cooperatio...

    Followers
    1012
    Catches
    143
    Spots
    68

  • Braidwood Lake

    Braidwood Lake is a partially perched (elevated above the surrounding terrain to catch wind) cooling reservoir owned by Commonwealth Edison. The lake consists of a series of old strip mine pits that ...

    Followers
    1042
    Catches
    96
    Spots
    132

  • Kinkaid Lake

    Kincaid Lake is a superb fishing resource for several species, including largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, walleye, and muskie. It is a popular bass tournament lake and crappie angling pressu...

    Followers
    920
    Catches
    49
    Spots
    120

  • Rend Lake

    Rend Lake is the second largest impoundment in Illinois. This U.S. Corps of Engineer project has become one of the most popular multi-recreational resources in southern Illinois. Its fishing reputatio...

    Followers
    1172
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

Sign Up to See More Activity on Fishidy

Already have an account? Sign in

or
*Used to locate nearby fishing activity


By signing up with Fishidy you accept the User Terms and Privacy Policy.
Loading...