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. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a live worm

  2. Pulled this guy out of the weeds with a spiner

    3 lb. 4 oz. 11 in. Largemouth Bass with a White spiner

  3. 2 lb. 12 oz. 22 in. Northern Pike with a yellow hula popper

  4. 2 lb. 2 oz. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a black orange hula popper

  5. Slip bobber and nightcrawler

    1 lb. 8 oz. 13 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Nice one James.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 GO CUBS!!!!!
  6. Largemouth Bass with a Rapala RipStop

  7. 2 lb. 8 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Berkley Gulp! 6 in. Nightcrawlers

  8. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a Keitech Swimbait

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
    890
    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
    900
    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
    790
    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
    994
    Catches
    104
    Spots
    159

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