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. 6 lb. Largemouth Bass

    1. Nick Coronado 0
      Nice! Using artificial or live bait?
  2. Smallies & Pike! Got to love the river

    Northern Pike

  3. Smallmouth Bass with a berkeley Choppo 90

    1. Largemouth
  4. 5 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass

  5. My biggest little bass from today lol. Can’t always be a hawg! 😊🎣

    Largemouth Bass with a Johnson Beetle Spins

    1. thank you B!
    2. b ripoer 0
      Nice one Debbie
    3. thanks Bryan!
    4. Nice one!πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Thank you kindly everyone! Much appreciated 😎🎣
    6. alfred kinney 0
      nice one
    7. Nice one Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    9. Rick S 0
      WTG Debbie!
    10. Nice
    11. Bill Fussell 0
      πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    12. Nice Bass Debbie πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    13. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice catch Debbie!!
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  6. 37 lb. 4 oz. Blue Catfish with a Lindy Tungsten Ice Worm Jig

  7. Largemouth Bass with a spinnerbait

    1. Jon Giacalone 0
      Nice catch, and great pic! I used to fish that dam myself when I was a kid. it's a great fishing spot!

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
    962
    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
    977
    Catches
    94
    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
    858
    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
    1083
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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