Illinois Fishing Reports

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Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. Northern Pike with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper

  2. Smallmouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Gorgeous Smallie!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    2. Jerry Krupinski 0
      Nice Chunk. Fun fight with that Beauty.πŸ‘πŸΌ
    3. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice oneπŸ˜€
    4. Another nice Smallie Rich! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» It's hard to chase those Eyes & Pike when the Smallmouth that size are biting!!!!
    5. good one!
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  3. 2 lb. 6 oz. 11 in. Largemouth Bass with a Jig

  4. Fishing has been very slow but water temp starting to decrease (75 degrees) so should start picking up

    1 lb. 11 oz. 14 in. Largemouth Bass with a brown green hula popper

  5. 64.0 18.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a booyah frog

    1. Toby Tags 0
      awesome cool fish
  6. got a toad tonightπŸ’–

    64.0 18.0 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. congratulations ma’am !!!!
    2. my pb so farπŸ‘Œ
    3. that’s a good ol biggun you’re showing off there πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  7. 3 lb. 12 oz. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Berkley PowerBait MaxScent Lunch Worms

  8. Only one for the morning but caught in thick cover off the bank

    1 lb. 5 oz. Largemouth Bass with a senko

  9. Largemouth Bass with a crackin craw

    1. Graham Kemp 0
      I love krackin craws
    2. I donno where or why i put crackin crawπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
    3. actually i lied it was a yum lizard, I was using googan worm before this! My first time finesse fishing and I loved it
    4. Graham Kemp 0
      Googan Baits Krackin Craw???
    5. Awesome catch! Keep on hunting! πŸ‘πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŽ£πŸ€™
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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
    897
    Catches
    115
    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
    909
    Catches
    89
    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
    795
    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
    1000
    Catches
    104
    Spots
    159

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