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. Beautiful color on this pike! No blood at all, just a gorgeous red tint.

    Northern Pike

  2. Details: Creek Chubsucker with a Nightcrawler

    I caught a ton of creek chub and pumpkinseed fish over here. They're really tiny tho.

  3. Bite off more than he can could chew.

    Bluegill Sunfish with a crankbait

  4. Channel Catfish

    1. Bill Fussell 0
      perfect eating size 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  5. Details: 4 lb. 2 oz. Largemouth Bass with a War Eagle McClelland Finesse Spinnerbait, Spot Remover Gold

    Casting along left entrance to rearing pond

  6. Dragging a jig on the bottom.

    Center

  7. 8lb channel catfish on a full 1/2 lb Gizzard shad!

    Channel Catfish with a Full gizzard shad

  8. 18 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. yes she has Chris... why?
    2. Chris Boehm 0
      Has fortunkathy0 been in contact with you?
    3. Caught at Mallard Lake!
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  9. Caught on small Blue Gill

    195 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. And, it was caught at Mallard Lake, not Spring Creek
    2. um, that's a 15 inch bass!
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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
    968
    Catches
    122
    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
    982
    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
    859
    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
    1088
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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