Fishing At Chain O' Lakes
AKA: Fox Chain O' Lake, Grass Lake, Nippersink Lake, Pistakee Lake
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, warmouth, muskie and northern pike at Fox Chain O' Lakes in Illinois.
Touting 488 miles of shoreline, Fox Chain O' Lakes comprises fifteen lakes covering 7,100 surface acres. The primary lakes composing the chain include Bluff Lake, Channel Lake, Fox Lake, Grass Lake, Lake Catherine, Lake Marie, Nippersink Lake, Petite Lake and Pistakee Lake. There are plenty of boat docks and aquatic vegetation to support healthy populations of fish. These lakes are home to catfish, bass, bluegill, northern pike, crappie, walleye and muskie. Boat ramps provide easy access for boating and fishing vessels. Plenty of shoreline is easily accessible for those who wish to fish from the bank or cover more area while fishing from a boat. In some areas of these lakes, ice fishing during winter can be productive. Check with local officials for authorization and Illinois DNR for regulations before attempting to fish through the ice on any lake. Multiple boat ramps make easy work of launching fishing boats, pontoons and pleasure boats. Kayaks and canoes are an ideal watercraft for traversing this twisting and turning waterway.
Primary fish species residing in Chain O' Lakes
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Fox Chain O' Lakes Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Grass Lake Marina & RV Park - 847 395-6214
Chain O' Lakes State Park Campground - 847 587-5512
Fox River Recreation Campground - 847 395-6090
Fox Chain O' Lakes IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Fox Chain O' Lakes
Chain O Lakes Marina
500 E Grand Ave
Fox Lake, IL 60020
Chain O Lakes State Park 847 587-5512
IDNR Fisheries Biologist 815 675-2319
Fox Waterway Agency 847 587-8540
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Chain O' Lakes in Illinois.
General Fishing Info
Information about fishing lakes in Illinois
Fox Chain O' Lakes offers catfish, crappie, walleye and muskie fishing in northeast Illinois.