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. Largemouth Bass with a Zoom Dead Ringer Finesse Worm

    1. Nice
  2. Common Carp with a Berkley Blank Flicker Shad Crankbait

    1. Plenty of fight catching Ol Bugle Lips. Heidecke with it’s diverse fishery is fun to fish. Nice catch.
  3. 3 lb. 80 in. Largemouth Bass with a Tube bait

  4. She was caught in some scattered Chara grass using a 7’3” Ducket Pro (Heavy Power); Shimano Curado (7:2:1) 40lb Sufix Braid (Green); 10ft Leader of 20lb Yozuri Fluorocarbon ...more (Tied with a Crazy Alberto Knot); 4/0 VMC Ringed Heavy Duty Wide Gap Worm Hook; 1/2oz Omega Tungsten Worm Weight Pegged

    3 lb. 2 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Berkley 4” Pitboss (Green Pumpkin)

  5. 2 lb. 14 in. Largemouth Bass with a Texas rig

  6. Details: Largemouth Bass

  7. 14 oz. 12 in. White Crappie

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  8. Details: 1 lb. 6 oz. 15 in. White Bass

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
    1000
    Catches
    143
    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
    1016
    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
    906
    Catches
    48
    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
    1146
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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