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Fishing At Heidecke Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, white bass, yellow bass, hybrid striped bass and muskie at Heidecke Lake in Illinois.

Located in the Heidecke Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Heidecke Lake offers 2,000 acres of fishing and boating enjoyment. The lake is located in the northeast portion of the state, and has 17 miles of shoreline to fish and explore. With multiple species of catchable fish in the lake, there are fishing options for all anglers, regardless of age or fishing experience. There is plenty of area for fishing from shore, with much of the areas requiring some walking to access. An excellent public boat ramp makes the launch of fishing and pleasure boats a breeze. Bank fishing areas are accessed on the east side of lake off Dresden Road. Portions of the center and east dike are also open to bank fishing.

Primary fish species residing in Heidecke Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye White Bass Yellow Bass Hybrid Striped Bass Muskie

Heidecke Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Goose Lake Association Beach & Campground - 815 942-4879

Kayak Morris Campground - 630 567-4653

Grundy County Rod & Gun Club Campground - 815 942-9369

Heidecke Lake IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Heidecke Lake
Heidecke Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
5010 N Jugtown Rd
Morris, IL 60450
815 942-6352

Heidecke State Fish and Wildlife Area 815 942-6352

IDNR Fisheries County Biologist 630 553-6680

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Heidecke Lake in Illinois.

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Heidecke Lake offers good bass, walleye, wiper and muskie fishing in northeast Illinois.

Fishing on Heidecke Lake, in Illinois.