Illinois Fishing

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Love Fishing in Illinois?

Illinois freshwater angler? Fishing Pro Report provides up to the minute accurate fishing conditions including weather, lunar and water conditions to help you make the right fishing decisions. The fishing data is intended to help you determine, combined with your own fishing experience the next best fishing window for your next trip. Fishing is about getting outdoors & making friends. Use your personal experience combined with our 100% free fishing reports and data points to help determine the optimal time to grab your fishing rod and head to your favorite fishing haunts.

For all you fishing quiz boffs out there in case you didn't know the state fish of Illinois is the Bluegill(Lepomis macrochirus) . We track a huge number of lakes, rivers, streams & resevoirs in Illinois with fishing spots and reports in all counties in Illinois. Get your fishing report today.

Illinois Fishing Licence

Illinois has different licensing options at different price points for anglers. So if you're a state resident or a visitor there's a license option for you. Click here to purchase a license for Illinois fishing license online and you can purchase them all online.

Illinois Fishing Regulations

Illinois Department of Natural Resources are responsible for regulating fishing in Illinois. Finance are primarily funded by your fishing licence fees. If you want to find out loads of information on state specific fishing initiaitves including fish stocking programs and the latest fishing records please visit Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Places and locations to fish in Illinois