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  Lake Shelbyville, Illinois -
Lake Shelbyville's abundant miles of shoreline and 11,000 acres of water is paradise to visitors from all over the country.
  Lake Online -
Guide to Lake County hot spots. Includes information on activities, Chain-O-Lakes, fests, community events and tons of interesting stuff.
  Shabbona's Lakeside Online -
Shabbona Lake State Park, home of 4 state record muskies is located in northern Illinois.
  Angler's Fishing Information Network -
Fishing information on walleye, muskie, bass, northern pike, crappie and other freshwater fish.Includes: Places to go, people to see and people to talk to on and off the we.
  Lake Michigan Angler -
Fishing information, tips, and techniques for Lake Michigan.
  Larry's Fishing Hole of Central Illinois -
Fishing facts, tips, lake reports, product test, places to go, trivia, fishing gals reports and recipes.
  Illinois River Paddling/Fishing -
Illinois River Paddling and Fishing information. Illinois Fishing Reports -
Fishing reports, fishing regulations, and links to Corps of Engineers, and Illinois Department of Fish and Game. Articles on fishing around the country. Part of larger site covering the Southeast.
  Illinois Outdoors -
Fishing and Outdoors information. Free fishing tips and photo contest. Maps, and reports.
  Martinez Fly Rods -
Custom fly rod builder in North Central Illinois. Long history of taking NW Indiana steelhead and smallmouth in IL.
  Maddog Baits -
Information on Gene Cailey's handmade spinner baits, and his guide service on Illinois Lakes, and Canada. Fishing Illinois -
Guide to the statewide fishing with fishing reports and message boards.
  Chicago Area Paddling/Fishing Pages -
Descriptions and online maps for over 100 places to fish and boat in the Chicagoland area. -
Chicago area fishing information, comprehensive fishing reports, bulletin boards for the Chicagoland angler.
  Chicago Fishing Guide -
Places to fish in the Chicagoland Area (100's of free maps online, many include depths).
  Lee Wulff Chapter of Trout Unlimited -
Serving the Northwest suburbs of Chicago to protect, and restore coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Features discussion forum, photo gallery,
  Just 4 Fun -
Chicago area sport fishing charters. Includes rates and schedule.
  Chicago Angling & Casting Club -
Regional chapter of the American Casting Association (ACA) that supports enhancements to fishing tackle, offers fly and bait casting competitions in accuracy and distance, and educational programs. -
Daily comprehensive fishing and hunting reports of sportsmen's preferred locations. A fishing site devoted to the exchange of quality fishing information.
  Chicago Fishing Links -
A comprehensive fishing directory. Based in Chicago, covers the entire Midwest. Find places to fish, bait and tackle shops, fishing tips, or locate resorts, guides and charters from Lake Erie to Ontario.
  Gotta Fish -
Source for Chicagoland fishing information.
  Chicagoland Bank Anglers -
Local chapter for match fishing, a type of competitive, spectator-driven sport fishing. Includes overview of this sport, along with match schedule, officers and contacts.
  Elliott Donnelley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (EDTU) -
Works to conserve, protect and restore Chicago area trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. Features an events calendar, articles on fishing and conservation, news, and links.
  Gary Borger Chapter of Trout Unlimited -
Offers conservation support and fishing resources to members in Northern Illinois. Photo gallery, links, an events calendar, and contact details are featured.
  Chuck's Midwest Angler -
Information on fishing in the Chicagoland area, trips taken, FAQs, image gallery, fishing news and reports.
Bon-Shell, The -
Lake Michigan charter boat fishing for salmon and trout out of Waukegan Harbor from April through October.
  Kristy Lynn Charters -
Salmon and trout fishing in Lake Michigan out of Waukegan Harbor. Rates, season schedule, services and location map are provided.
  TMA Charters -
Full service sport fishing provider for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan.
  Fin Seeker -
Sportfishing on Lake Michigan with Captain Jason Lee. Showcases rates and services, video footage, and location map.
  Ninja Charters -
Lake Michigan sportfishing charters for salmon and trout out of Waukegan Harbor.
  Playin' Hooky Charters -
Salmon and Trout fishing charter with Captain John Wagner aboard a fully equipped 33-foot Chris-Craft. Features a photo gallery, and overview of services and offerings.
  Anastacia Marie Sportfishing -
Lake Michigan Salmon and trout fishing aboard the 32 foot, Anastacia Marie docked at North Point Marina.
  Diamond Ghost Charters -
Fishing for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. Photo gallery of catches made by customers. All tackle furnished.
  Migrator Sport Fishing Charters -
Captain Bob Rossa and his boat, The Migrator, provide charters off Lake Michigan for salmon and trout. Fishing charters daily out of Northpoint Marina. Photo gallery, directions, and waterfowl hunting services are provided.
  Northpoint Sportfishing & Guide Service, Inc. -
Offers fishing on Lake Michigan for salmon and trout using guide and charter boats.
  RX Stiker Fishing Charters -
Salmon and trout fishing charters on Lake Michigan.
  Lucky Dog Charters -
Captain Jim Kaske offers Salmon and Trout fishing aboard a 34-foot Trojan International. Rates, directions, and photo gallery are showcased.
  Renegade Charters -
Offers trips for parties of up to three people for salmon and trout fishing in Lake Michigan.
  Wound Up Sportfishing Charters -
Salmon and trout fishing charter boat based in North Point Marina.
  Addiction Charters -
Lake Michigan charter fishing for King Salmon.
  Lone Eagle Sport Fishing Charters -
Captain Norm has chartered the west shore of Lake Michigan since 1977 for chinook, coho, browns, lakers and steelhead.
  Passtime Charters -
Features a 35-foot Silverton Sport Fish for Chinook and Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow and Brown Trout. Operates from April through October.
  Montauk IV Sport Fishing Charters -
Lake Michigan Salmon fishing charters aboard a 34-foot Wellcraft Coastal. No fish, no pay policy. Rates, calendar and experience are showcased.
  Breezy 1 Sportfishing -
A no fish, no pay Lake Michigan charter for salmon and trout.
  Duckbill Fishing Charters -
Sportfishing on Lake Michigan aboard the a 31-foot Pacemaker sportfishing yacht from mid-April through mid-October.
  Great Lakes Sport Fishing -
Charter service that offers two state inspected and fully insured vessels, The Mid Life Crisis, and The Blue Whale. Features reservation and contact forms, coupons, and rates.
  Howie Fly Charters -
Lake Michigan chartered sports fishing aboard a 35-foot Chriscraft. Rates and general information provided.
  A Morning Affair Charters -
Charter boat fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan aboard a 32 foot Trojan with Fly Bridge and extra wide beam.
  Challenger Sport Fishing Charters -
King salmon, coho salmon and lake trout fishing on Lake Michigan aboard the Challenger, based out of North Point Marina.
  After U II Fishing Charters -
Salmon and Trout fishing charters from a 46-foot, twin-engine Sea Ray Sportfisherman led by Captain Joe Penar. Charter rates, pricing and services are discussed.
  Stateline Sportfishing -
Charter service on Lake Michigan offering sport fishing for salmon and trout.
  Cindy J Charters -
Charter fishing boat on Lake Michigan, ported at North Point Marina. Rates, directions, photo gallery, and contact information provided.
  Cache River State Natural Area -
11,768 acres composed of two distinct management units, the Little Black Slough and the Lower Cache, situated on the Cache River in Johnson and Pulaski counties.
  LaSalle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area -
LaSalle Lake, a manmade, 2,058-acre lake 8 miles southeast of Marseilles, popular among anglers.
  Anderson Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area -
The lake has 1,134 surface acres with a maximum depth of six feet and an average depth of four feet. Located in Fulton County. Information on Boating, camping, fishing, hunting, natural features, picnicking, and directions provided.
  Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve -
One of the largest protected heron nesting sites in our state. Plainfield, IL
  Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area -
A tranquil setting, flowing rivers, and natural prairie land - the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area has it all! Visitors will delight in the abundance of wildlife, restful picnic areas and variety of sportfishing species.
  Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area -
A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name. Even on extremely cold days, this pool does not freeze, and visitors marvel at the bordering beds of watercress. Located in Yorkville.
  William W. Powers Conservation Area -
A 160-acre tract was acquired by the state in 1947 and became known as the Wolf Lake Conservation Area. Other acquisitions have now increased the area, near Chicago, to 580 acres, of which 419 acres are water.
  Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area -
The area contains 36 miles of channelized river, plus additional oxbows, creeks, and river bottom lakes for the angler to enjoy.
  Donnelley/Depue State Fish and Wildlife Areas -
Frank C. Bellrose, world-renown waterfowl expert, has designated this Great Bend as the entry point to the lower Illinois River valley, an important North American waterfowl migration corridor.
  Banner Marsh State Fish and Wildlife Area -
Located approximately 25 miles southwest of Peoria, this area provides various outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, boating, dog training, picnicking, wildlife observation and photography.
  Green River State Wildlife Area -
A wildlife restoration area popular among hunters, horseback riders, hikers, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts. Located in Harmon, just north of the Ohio border.
  Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuges -
Forms vital links in a chain of life-sustaining refuges within the Mississippi Flyway. The refuges are composed of four units along 125 miles of the Illinois River. Includes access regulations, bird and wildlife diversity, and management. Offices located in Havana.
  GORP - Wildlife Strategies -
Guide to Crab Orchard and Cypress Creek wildlife refuges in southern Illinois. Both offer hiking and biking trails, and birding opportunities.
  Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area -
Twenty-two species of fish are present in the lake, but most anglers seek bass, white crappie and channel catfish. The heated discharge of the Coffeen Power Station affects 73% of the surface water.
  Mazonia/Braidwood State Fish and Wildlife Area -
Consists of 1,017 acres and is located in Grundy County 3 miles southwest of Braidwood in Braceville. Offers fishing, hunting and boating.
  Heidecke Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area -
This 1,800 Acres-Commonwealth Edison cooling lake offers fishing, boating, and hunting opportunities. Located in Morris.

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