Illinois Fishing Reports

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Recent Activity in Illinois

Shared catches, fishing spots and reports

  1. 3 lb. 12 oz. Smallmouth Bass with a live silver roach and live crawdads

    1. Jay Johnson 0
      Nice fish. But you are holding three fish over the lake limit. Good thing the DNR didn't see you with 4 fish in your POSSESSION. I didn't know Lake Carlton ...more had Small Mouth in it. But perch are not listed as being in there either but they are.
  2. 3 lb. 8 in. Black Crappie

    1. Scott Sorrell 0
      Big ass Crappie
  3. 14 in. Largemouth Bass with a jig & minnow

  4. Caught casting lipless crankbait from shore towards the fishing pier

    3 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a 6th Sense Lipless Crankbait in Craw

  5. Check out little SNATCH OR STARVE with his PB’s
    We had a great time over the weekend with friends and family..
    🎣SNATCH OR STARVE🎣

    Crappie with a Minnows,plastics

  6. 2 lb. 5 oz. Striped Bass with a popper

    1. i know it was hard to see phone i didnt see the small mouth option with glare from the sun
    2. Jim Duignan 0
      That's a striper. And a top water popper.
    3. Andy Grigus 0
      not a largemouth
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  7. 2 lb. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a 6th Sense Lipless crankbait in craw

  8. 30 in. Muskellunge

    1. Jerry Parsley 0
      Nice catch Jack...GREAT job! Keep casting...
  9. In the end i caught a total of 7 catfish using circle hooks

    Channel Catfish with a Chicken liver

    1. Wade Bowles 0
      Nice haul Antoine. Looks like a meal to me!
  10. We caught this in a father son fishing outing in fox lake. We were catching blue gills and then hit this cat on a tiny hook and 6 lb line. I released my sons drag ...more and he wore it out over about 20 mins time. Then when he got it close I grabbed it by the tail out of the water. Didn’t get much better than this, seeing. My sons excitement was the best catch of the day.

    Channel Catfish with a Nigh crawler

    1. The making of a future outdoors man. Nice Job, Dad
    2. Scott Sorrell 0
      Nice job...sounds like you two had a good day
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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
    870
    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
    885
    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
    768
    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
    978
    Catches
    104
    Spots
    155

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