A giant Fox River muskie.

Fishing in Illinois

Illinois has some great fishing for bass, catfish, bluegill, walleye, and a variety of other species.

Ten Best Fishing Spots in Illinois:

  1. Mississippi River – Walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, sauger, bluegill, crappie, catfish, Northern pike, perch
  2. Lake Michigan – Perch, salmon, bass, crappie, whitefish, smelt, lake trout, brown trout, walleye, Northern pike, muskie, steelhead
  3. Heidecke Lake – Smallmouth bass, striped bass, largemouth bass, walleye, muskie, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, bullhead catfish
  4. Lake Springfield – Bluegill, carp, channel catfish, sheepshead, largemouth bass, sauger, suckers, Tiger muskie, walley, white crappie, Yellow bullhead catfish, sunfish
  5. Crab Orchard Lake – Largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, white bass, bluegill
  6. Devil’s Kitchen Lake – Rainbow trout, bluegill, sunfish, largemouth bass, perch, crappie
  7. Rend Lake – Largemouth bass, channel catfish, white bass, crappie, bluegill, blue catfish, flathead catfish, carp
  8. Evergreen Lake – Muskie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, sauger, sageye, catfish, crappie, Rainbow trout
  9. Sand Pond – Bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, Rainbow trout
  10. Fox Chain O’ Lakes – Largemouth bass, bluegill, flathead catfish, Northern pike, walleye, muskie, crappie, perch

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