Fishing and Boating in Illinois

Illinois fishing spots range from bustling urban areas to quiet country lakes. You can take your kids to Navy Pier to catch perch or drive 40 miles outside of Chicago to the Monee Reservoir. Get your fishing license, register your boat, and start fishing in this diverse Midwestern state.

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Illinois Fishing

Get started fishing in Illinois today. You can purchase your Indiana fishing license online, by phone or in person at one of the authorized retailers.

Get an Illinois Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

Illinois Boating

You can go boating in IL on one of the state’s many freshwater rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Learn more about boating in IL in this section.

Register A Boat In Illinois

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in Illinois

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ReelFun Fishing at Walmart - Bedford Park

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Joseph Czekala at Walmart on Friday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer...

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ReelFun Fishing at Walmart - Belleville

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Chris Wiemers at Walmart on Friday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test yo...

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ReelFun Fishing at Walmart - Hodgkins

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Chuck Sabia at Walmart on Friday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your...

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