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Looking for a Illinois lake near you? Or maybe a new fishing spot or a Illinois lake vacation?

From salmon trolling in Lake Michigan to bank fishing along Illinois River, angers will find never ending fishing opportunities. Illinois is home to some of the top fishing spots in the nation including Lake Michigan, Lake Shelbyville, Illinois River and Mississippi River. Popular sports fish species include Largemouth Bass, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead and giant Lake Trout.

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Nothing beats a day of action on the water and the smiles are priceless. Consider hiring a guide to teach you the skills it takes to land the big one.

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Kick back an relax. Illinois offers a ton a places to stay; from resorts, to private rentals or hotels. Just tell us where you're heading to and we will see what we can find!.

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Top Viewed Lakes In Illinois

  1. Bangs Lake - Lake County
  2. Shabbona Lake - DeKalb County
  3. Crystal Lake - McHenry County
  4. Pistakee Lake - Lake County
  5. Pierce Lake - Winnebago County
  6. Clinton Lake - De Witt County
  7. Busse Lake - Cook County
  8. Lake Marie - Lake County
  9. Evergreen Lake - McLean County
  10. Lake Shelbyville - Moultrie County
  1. Tampier Lake - Cook County
  2. Channel Lake - Lake County
  3. Lake Sara - Effingham County
  4. Lake Zurich - Lake County
  5. Deep Lake - Lake County
  6. Heidecke Lake - Grundy County
  7. Sterling Lake - Lake County
  8. Rend Lake - Jefferson County
  9. Braidwood Lake - Will County
  10. Lake of Egypt - Johnson County

Top User Rated Lakes In Illinois

  1. Griswold Lake - McHenry County
  2. Newton Lake - Jasper County
  3. Fox River - Kane County
  4. Opeaka Lake - Cook County
  5. Lake George - Rock Island County
  6. Lake Mingo - Vermilion County
  7. KINKAID LAKE - Jackson County
  8. Lake Shelbyville - Moultrie County
  9. Red Hill Lake - Lawrence County
  10. Ramsey Lake - Fayette County
  1. Cross Lake - Lake County
  2. Lincoln Trail Lake - Clark County
  3. West Frankfort Old City Lake - Franklin County
  4. East Loon Lake - Lake County
  5. Loon Lake, East - Lake County
  6. Sam Parr Lake - Jasper County
  7. Crystal Lake - Lake County
  8. Lake Jacksonville - Morgan County
  9. Forbes Lake - Marion County
  10. Prairie Lake - Calhoun County

Top Searched Cities In Illinois

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