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Lakes for Fishing
Lake Name
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Acorn Pond (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Arrowhead Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] (Lake) Atwood (McHenry Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Axehead Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Banana Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Bass Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Beaver Lake (Kendall Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Beaver Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [OTHER] Beck Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Belleau Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Belly Deep Slough (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [Area MAP] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Beverly Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Big Bend Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [OTHER] Bluff Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Bode Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [OTHER] Bullfrog Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Buffalo Creek Reservoir (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTO] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Busse Lake (Cook Co)
Lake Name
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTO] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [OTHER] (Lake) Calumet (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] (Lake) Catherine (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Catfish Pond (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Cermak Quarry (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Channel Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Cloverdale Pond (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Columbus Park Lagoon (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Deep Quarry Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Des Plaines Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Douglas Park Lagoon (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Dugdale Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Flatfoot Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Fox Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Garfield Park Lagoon (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [OTHER] (Lake) George (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Grass Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Green Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Green Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Grove Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Half Day Pond (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [OTHER] Heidecke Lake (Grundy Co)
[ACCESS] [AREA MAP] [BASS] [OTHER] Heron Pond (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Herrick Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Hidden Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Horsetail Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Horsetail Pond (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Humboldt Park Lagoon (Cook Co)
Lake Name
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Ida Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [OTHER] Independence Grove Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [AREA] [PHOTO] [OTHER] Jericho Lake (Kane Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Joes Pond (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] LaSalle Lake (LaSalle Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Lincoln Park Lagoon (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Loon Lake (Kendall Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] McCullom Lake (McHenry Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [TROUT] [BASS] [OTHER] (Lake) Michigan (Harbors below)
Belmont Harbor (Cook Co)
Burnham Harbor (Cook Co)
Calumet Harbor (Cook Co)
Chicago Harbor (Cook Co)
Diversey Harbor (Cook Co)
Jackson Park Harbor (Cook Co)
59th Street Harbor (Cook Co)
Monroe Harbor (Cook Co)
Montrose Harbor (Cook Co)
North Point Marina (Lake Co)
Waukegan Harbor (Lake Co)
Wilmette Harbor (Cook Co)
Winthrop Harbor (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Mallard Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Maple Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Maple Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] (Lake) Marie (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTO] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Marquette Park Lagoon (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [OTHER] McGinnis Slough (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Midlothian Reservoir (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DAM] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] (Lake) Milliken (Will Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [REPORT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Monee Reservoir (Will Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Mud Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Muskrat Pond (DuPage Co)
Lake Name
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Nippersink Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Old School Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] (Lake) Opeka (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Papoose Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [PHOTO] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Patterson Lake (Kane Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [OTHER] Petite Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Pickerel Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Pistakee Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [OTHER] Poss Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [OTHER] Potawatomi Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Powderhorn Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [AREA MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Pulaski Lake
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Riverbend Pond (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Round Meadow Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Rubber Duck Pond (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Rush Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Saganaskee Slough (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Sag Quarry East (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Sag Quarry West (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Schiller Pond (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [REPORT(S)] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [OTHER] Shabbona Lake (DeKalb Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [CAMPING] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Silver Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Skokie Lagoons (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Songbird Slough (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [OTHER] Spring Creek Reservoir (DuPage Co)
Lake Name
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [PHOTOS] [OTHER] Spring Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [REPORT] [CAMPING] [TROUT] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Sterling Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Stonewort Pond (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Sunfish Pond (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Tampier Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Taylor Lake (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Timber Lake (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Tuma Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Turtlehead Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [AREA MAP] [OTHER] Twin Lakes (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Wampum Lake (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Washington Park Lagoon (Cook Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [PHOTOS] [OTHER] Waubansee Lake (Kane Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] West Lagoon (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] White Pine Pond (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [PHOTO] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Willow Pond (DuPage Co)
[ACCESS] [DAM] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Wright Woods Pond (Lake Co)
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Wolf Lake (Cook Co)
[BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Wonder Lake (McHenry Co)

Rivers, Creeks and Canals for Fishing
Name of River, Creek or Canal
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Calumet River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Chicago River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Des Plaines River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Du Page River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Fox River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Hennepin Canal
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [OTHER] Illinois River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [OTHER] Illinois & Michigan Canal
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [AREA MAP] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Iroquois River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Kankakee River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [CAMPING] [OTHER] Nippersink Creek
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [PHOTOS] [OTHER] North Shore Sanitary Canal
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [AREA MAP] [CAMPING] [BASS] [CATFISH] [WALLEYE] [NORTHERN] [OTHER] Rock River
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [AREA MAP] [PHOTOS/REPORTS] [OTHER] Salt Creek
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [DEPTH MAP] [OTHER] Ship and Sanitary Canal
[ACCESS] [BOATING] [DAM/LOCKS] [CAMPING] [OTHER] Vermilion River

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