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. 33 in. Muskellunge with a z Man chatterbait

  2. 21 lb. 252 in. FreshwaterDrum / Gaspergou

  3. 2 lb. 12 oz. 18.0 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Jig and a leech

    1. What part of the river where you at
  4. Details: 6 lb. 15 oz. 27.0 in. Blue Catfish with a Shad

    Got a video but no Pictures, Blue Cat just Shy of 7lbs on a Drifted Shad head

  5. 3 lb. 5 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Googans Bandito Bug

  6. Nice Spawning Female out of Mazonia North

    4 lb. 21.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Texas Rig Plastic Trick Worm Green Pumpkin

  7. 2 oz. 3.0 in. Green Sunfish with a Northland Forage Minnow Jigs

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
    951
    Catches
    116
    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
    961
    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
    843
    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
    1068
    Catches
    105
    Spots
    159

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