13 Best Catfish Fishing Rivers and Lakes in Illinois

Illinois satisfies every catfish fishing need. Like hauling in a bunch of eating-size fish? Want to land a massive catfish? Prefer lake or river fishing? We show you the best spots.

15 Best Bass Fishing Lakes and Rivers in Illinois

Illinois can meet all of your bass fishing needs. Want to pull a lunker largemouth from weeds? Check. Fight a feisty smallmouth in current? Check. We show you the best spots.

10 Best Crappie Fishing Lakes in Illinois

Illinois has outstanding crappie fishing in its lakes and Mississippi pools. We show you the best places to catch a mess of crappie from near Chicago to Downstate.

13 Best Trout Fishing Lakes and Streams in Illinois

Anglers wait anxiously for spring and fall in Illinois, when fresh rainbow trout are stocked in small lakes and clear streams. We show you the entire state’s best trout fishing spots.