Bank Fishing Opportunities in Illinois

You can bank on some excellent bank fishing opportunities from the shores of the 1.5 million acres of water in Illinois. From the deep blue waters of Lake Michigan to the many great rivers and crystal-clear lakes and ponds, Illinois bank fishing opportunities abound.

To locate a bankfishing opportunity near you, refer to the state regions and click the corresponding tab.


  •   Family Friendly
  •   Wheelchair Accessible
  •   Picnicking Available
  •   Camping Available

  • Text in red indicates the location is PRIVATE
    and requires permission for use.
  • LMB  Largemouth bass
  • SMB  Smallmouth bass
  • SPB  Spotted bass
  • BLG  Bluegill
  • SUN  Sunfish
  • CRP  Crappie
  • CCF  Channel catfish
  • BUL  Bullheads
  • CAP  Carp

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