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Fishing At Fox Chain O' Lakes

AKA: Fox Lake, Grass Lake, Nippersink Lake, Pistakee Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, muskie and northern pike at Fox Chain O' Lakes in Illinois.

Touting 488 miles of shoreline, Fox Chain O' Lakes comprises nine lakes covering 990 surface acres. There are plenty of boat docks and aquatic vegetation to support healthy populations of fish. The lake is 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. Several 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 Fox Chain O' Lakes

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Muskie Northern pike

Fox Chain O' Lakes Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: 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

Contact Information

Fox Chain O' Lakes
Chain O Lakes Marina
500 E Grand Ave
Fox Lake, IL 60020
847 587-6222

Chain O Lakes State Park 847 587-5512

IDNR Fisheries Biologist 815 675-2319

Fox Waterway Agency 847 587-8540

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Fox Chain O' Lakes in Illinois.

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Fox Chain O' Lakes offers catfish, crappie, walleye and muskie fishing in northeast Illinois.

Fishing on Fox Chain O' Lakes, in Illinois.