Illinois Fishing Reports

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Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. My 4 year old daughter has been begging me for some river time. She caught and reeled in this ~17lb blue cat while we were anchored in an outside bend. It's ...more her new personal best. Her previous personal best, set about 10 minutes before this one, was 10lb.

    Blue Catfish with a Gizzard Shad

  2. Details: Bluegill with a fly

  3. Steady retrieve smashed it on the pause

    3 lb. 5 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Jerkbait

    1. char kabob 0
      Thanks
    2. Scott Sorrell 0
      Nice bass
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  4. 64.0 18.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Frozen Shrimp

  5. 53.0 14.0 in. Channel Catfish with a Frozen Shrimp

  6. 432.0 36.0 in. Flathead Catfish with a minnow

  7. LOL my son said that was a big azz crappie!

    Black Crappie

  8. 67.0 20.0 in. Channel Catfish with a cutbait

  9. 80.0 21.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a zman chatter bait

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
    915
    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
    920
    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
    812
    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
    1028
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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