Profiles of Illinois Lakes

Illinois offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the country.  With a million and a half acres of water, you can find anything from the deep blue waters of Lake Michigan, to many great river systems, to crystal-clear small lakes and ponds.

Search for your lake using either the dropdown box or list below.


To locate a lake within a certain region of the state, select the appropriate tab across the top of the listing below.

Click here for rivers in Illinois.

Family Friendly Waters

Fishing Report Summaries for all waters