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

Crab Orchard Lake (Williamson) Last Updated by Josh Dunnigan 202
Rock River - Winnebago County (Winnebago) Last Updated by Mike Mueller 58
Bangs Lake (Lake) Last Updated by Rich Pardy 130
Kankakee River (Kankakee) Last Updated by Jonathan Smith 88
Rock River (Ogle) Last Updated by Jim Waller 11
Mississippi River Pool 26 (Alton Pool) (Jersey) Last Updated by Frank Jeffries 27
Evergreen Lake (Mclean) Last Updated by Chris Oesterreich 20
Lake Shelbyville (Shelby) Last Updated by Frank Jeffries 191
Kinkaid Lake (Jackson) Last Updated by michael Smith 165
Cedar Lake (Jackson) Last Updated by Nathan Bennett 84
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Top Catches

These Catches Hold Braggin’ Rights in Illinois.

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
    722
    Catches
    110
    Spots
    57

  • 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
    727
    Catches
    79
    Spots
    100

  • 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
    819
    Catches
    100
    Spots
    142

  • Carlyle Lake

    Completed in 1967, Carlyle is the largest man-made reservoir in Illinois. The 6,507-foot long Carlyle Dam and reservoir are used to maintain adequate water flow downstream in the Kaskaskia and Mississ...

    Followers
    637
    Catches
    50
    Spots
    104

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