Illinois Fishing Group

Capital: Springfield
Largest City: Chicago
Population: 12,741,080 (2018)
Area: 57,914 sq mi
Water: 3.99%

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  • Booking up for the 2018 season go to and get the latest fishing reports and more from Ilinois Hotspots Guide Service

  • Looking for some new water close to Oswego Illinois an hour to hour and a half away
    • Charles... are you looking to do some shore or boat fishing?

      Pierce Lake in Lovespark/Rockford is a great lake for both.

      The lake has good size Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, and Channel Catfish.

      Do you ever fish the Fox River?
  • Central il resident here. I fish wherever i can get lines in! Catfish mainly.
  • Town of Wadsworth, in northeast Illinois
  • I live in Atlanta on old Route 66 between Bloomington and springfield and fish the surrounding area
  • I guide the Chicago River and Lake Michigan in the Down town area.
    • i been doing good on smallies on dupage and kankakee
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