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.


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