Illinois Fishing Reports

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Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. 3 lb. 4 oz. 18.0 in. Walleye with a 3/8 jig with an underspin with a minnow

  2. 12 oz. 7 in. White Crappie with a Berkley PowerBait Sparkle Crappie Nibbles

  3. had to break in the new Legend x!

    3 lb. 2 oz. 19.0 in. Smallmouth Bass with a zman trd

  4. 8 lb. 7 oz. 8.0 in. Walleye with a FishUSA Midge - 2 Pack

  5. 14 in. Grass Pickerel with a Clam Caviar Drop Jigs

    1. Robert Kacys 0
      changed the species name...ha
    2. leo Kammer 0
      ,πŸ‘πŸΌ
    3. Robert Kacys 0
      Leo I believe it is a peckrel part of the Northrn family.
    4. leo Kammer 0
      Is that a hybrid. The northerners usually have horizontal markings not vertical?
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  6. 9 lb. 21 in. Channel Catfish with a shiner under a tip up

    1. That's the one local pond I haven't been on this year. Nicely done!
    2. Seeing more and more Cats this year through the ice. Nice Cat and nicely done.
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  7. 9 lb. 21 in. Channel Catfish

  8. 10 in. Black Crappie with a 1/32 tungsten, clam maki plastic

  9. First ice usually doesn't hit in mid february but better late than never. Had a great 1st day with my buddy and his kid.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Derek Stitt 0
      Nice job Rich #fishpardy
    2. nice job!!
    3. Great catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    4. Good one Rich!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ£πŸŸ
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Beauty Rich & Co.! πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ€™
    6. Awesome Rich
    7. Helluva nice Bass Rich! Great pic! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Ice Hawg!!! nice work Rich!!
    9. Nice Bass RichπŸ‘πŸ» Good pic alsoπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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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
    928
    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
    940
    Catches
    90
    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
    824
    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
    1042
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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