Illinois Fishing Reports

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Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. First decent Gill this year. He slammed it 😁

    9 in. Bluegill with a Worden's Original Rooster Tails

    1. nice
    2. thank you George and Miss Melissa!! 😎
    3. thank you George and Miss Melissa!! 😎
    4. Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    5. Nice
    6. It was a nice one B! Paintable colors 😁
    7. Hey thanks Chad!! At least the fish can’t πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    8. Thanks Robert πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ»
    9. Yep Bill! Gave it a spin 🀣
    10. Yep Bill! Gave it a spin 🀣
    11. Yep Bill! Gave it a spin 🀣
    12. b ripoer 0
      Pretty colors
    13. Very nice Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    14. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!! It couldn't resist!!
    15. Bill Fussell 0
      rooster tail back in actionπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  2. Was fishing for Crappie and landed a small mouth!

    2 lb. 21.0 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Minnow

  3. early morning. bobber and minnow from kayak

    Striped Bass with a Minnow

  4. fallen tree

    4 lb. 6 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Fluke

  5. 3 lb. 11 oz. 25.0 in. Northern Pike with a Minnow

  6. 12 in. Largemouth Bass with a minnows

  7. Ice out yesterday. Best of 4 LMB today!

    3 lb. 4 oz. 20.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a plastic craw jig

  8. 24 lb. 7 oz. 34.0 in. Channel Catfish

  9. 4 lb. 8 oz. 19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Berkley Flicker Rig Blades

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
    978
    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
    1000
    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
    880
    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
    1114
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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