Bass, Smallmouth Bass & Spotted Bass Fishing in Illinois.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its
appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart
strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer
information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in the
Bass Fishing Lakes In Illinois
There are bass in ponds, creeks, rivers, streams, small lakes
and large impoundments in Illinois. Some of the larger lakes with
healthy populations of bass include Carlyle Lake, Cedar Lake, Crab
Orchard Lake, Fox Lake, Heidecke Lake, Kinkaid Lake, Lake Clinton,
Lake Lou Yeager, Lake Of Egypt, Lake Michigan, Lake Shelbyville,
Lake Springfield, Lake Taylorville, Newton Lake, Rend Lake and
The Illinois state record bass was caught from Stone Quarry Lake
and the state record smallmouth came from Strip Mine Lake.
Bass are aggressive feeders and agile enough to chase down and catch most of their favorite foods. They are most easily caught during a feeding spree but can also be enticed into striking an anglers bait for reasons other than hunger. They are predatory by nature and at times will strike at anything that enters their domain. If it moves and they can get it into their large mouth, bass will attempt to eat it.
The purpose of the page is to provide specific information about
fishing for bass in Illinois. Find information on basic trends and
seasonal patterns of bass here in the state of Illinois. Look here
for tips, recommended tackle, techniques and more. We want to help
you make your bass fishing trips in IL more successful.
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Illinois fishing information.
IL Bass Fishing - All About Fishing for Spotted,
Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass in Illinois.