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. Details: 1 lb. 6 oz. 15 in. Smallmouth Bass

  2. Flathead Catfish with a live bluegill

  3. 4’6” ultra light rod, #4 line with a 1.5” squirmin squirt crappie jig

    Common Carp

  4. 6 lb. 28.0 in. Channel Catfish with a minnow on river rig

  5. Ate a bluegill

    6 lb. 9 oz. 25 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      Took me forty years to catch a monster that size! Awesome job keep fishing.
    2. nice one
    3. Nice
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  6. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Enjoyed reading and taking in the photos. Looks like you know H like your backyard Tom. Keep them coming.
  7. 16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Strike King Burner Spinnerbaits

  8. My spots are not secret. If you want to know where and what lures I use, just ask!

    Largemouth Bass

    1. what lure you used
    2. what lure you used
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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
    995
    Catches
    132
    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
    1012
    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
    894
    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
    1133
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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