Illinois Fishing Reports

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


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Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. Details: 1 lb. 2 oz. 13 in. Smallmouth Bass

  2. Details: 3 lb. 7 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass

  3. Details: 1 lb. 6 oz. 15 in. Largemouth Bass

    Weird spot, full of largemouth

  4. 18 in. Common Carp with a night crawlers

  5. yellowish/red tail 6" worm.

    2 lb. 2 oz. 15.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Berkley PowerBait 6 in. Power NightCrawler

  6. Caught 4 at Independence Grove, Libertyville, IL...all from 1 1/2 to this 2.6lb..all on Texas rigged Senko worm

    2 lb. 6 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Texas rig Asenjo

    1. Maxin Tomy 0
      good catch
  7. 2 lb. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a rebel poper

  8. Caught with bobber and night crawler.

    3 lb. 12 oz. Northern Pike with a night crawler

  9. 8.0 in. Black Crappie with a Rapala Original Floaters

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
    955
    Catches
    117
    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
    967
    Catches
    94
    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
    847
    Catches
    47
    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
    1071
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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