Illinois Fishing Reports

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Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. First time out for the year. Water was 47 degrees tough fishing conditions. But I did catch this Nice Walleye. Love fishing..

    2 lb. 8 oz. 22 in. Walleye with a Rapala Shad Raps

  2. I was with my in-laws for Greek Easter. I got up early to fish and caught this Cat within 5 mins of going out. I woke all my in-laws to get my wife to take a pic, ...more doesn't count without one.

    Catfish with a Nightcrawler

    1. That's right It don't count if you ain't got the pic.. lol. Nice cat!!
  3. not big but first fish caught on custom rod I built. I also made the jig and plastic worm as well.

    1 lb. 14 in. Smallmouth Bass

  4. 21 inches

    6 lb. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a senco

    1. buddy sloan 0
      50
    2. What's the water temp like?
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  5. Details: Blue Catfish

    Have caught a few large catfish from this ledge/hole

  6. 2 lb. 10 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a senko

    1. Shawn Rees 0
      thanks for the advice... I'm heading back to the lake in the morning and will give the jerk bait a whirl.
    2. justin sumner 0
      I used to live 1 mile from Cedar, if i were you I would be throwing nothing but suspending jerk baits, buy those stick on lead stickers and set them up so they do ...more not sink or float up at all, I used to fill up the bathtub with water set to the temp of whatever the lake is so i know the lure wont float or sink, it is killer when water is 50-60 degress, you should be catching 10-30 bass easily that way
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  7. Black Crappie with a lure

    1. Terry Ryder 0
      They have been on all winter long. Last few times I went the bite is best early morning before sun comes up. Then in the evening as the sun goes down.
    2. They turning on over there ? I may go try and target some crappie this coming weekend ! What's the water temp ?
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  8. White Crappie with a minnows and shad

  9. Details: 13 oz. 12 in. White Sucker with a worm

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
    749
    Catches
    111
    Spots
    57

  • 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
    775
    Catches
    84
    Spots
    131

  • 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
    642
    Catches
    42
    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
    855
    Catches
    100
    Spots
    146

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