Illinois Fishing Reports

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Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. 6 oz. 5.0 in. Bluegill with a Black jig head with wax worm

    1. Scott Sorrell 0
      Sorry sir, but that is not a 1 lb. bluegill. A 1 pounder is at least 10-11 inches long and would hardly fit in your hand.
  2. Caught a few crappie on a PK Spoon tipped with a yellow Berkeley Honey Worm.

    10 in. Crappie with a PK Lures PK Spoon

  3. 4 lb. 4 oz. 19.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a ned rig

  4. 1 lb. 5 oz. 10.0 in. Largemouth Bass

  5. Largemouth Bass with a crankbait

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

    Northern Pike

  7. Details: Creek Chubsucker with a Nightcrawler

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

  8. Channel Catfish

    1. Bill Fussell 0
      perfect eating size 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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
    969
    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
    984
    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
    864
    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
    1096
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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