Navigation Home Bass Catfish Crappie

Kids Fishing In Illinois

Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in IL.

Kids fishing

Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time in Illinois kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.

Places in Illinois to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Prairie State.

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in Illinois. Then send us a picture of the kids with their catch.

Aurora
- Eagle Heights Park
- Hawthorne Hill Park
- Slade Avenue Park
- Trout Park
- Wing Park

Champaign
- Kaufman Park
- Mattis Park

Chicago
- Axehead Lake
- Belleau Lake
- Big Bend Lake
- Bullfrog Lake
- Columbus Park Lagoon
- Flatfoot Lake
- Gompers Park
- Green Lake
- Ida Lake
- Skokie Lagoons
- Tampier Lake

Danville
- Lake Mingo
- Lake Vermilion Park

Hammond
- Monee Reservoir

Joilet
- Baileywood Park
- Brighton Ridge Park
- Commissioner's Park
- DuPage River Park
- Hunters Woods Park
- Olesen Estates
- Sportsman's Park
- Summerfield Lake
- Wildflower Park

Litchfield
- Lake Lou Yeager

Peoria
- Lake Bloomington

Rockford
- Pierce Lake

Taylorville
- Lake Taylorville

Waukegan
- Des Plaines River
- Dugdale Lake

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in IL

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

Click here for more tips and details for a successful kids day fishing.

See tips, ideas and instructions for taking kids fishing.

Kids fishing locations and information, by state.

 

Help us identify youth fishing spots in IL.

If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish there will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.

Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in Illinois.