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All about fishing for alligator, gar, bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, saugeye, spotted gar, sturgeon and tiger muskie in Illinois.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Illinois waters.

Miscellaneous species

Northern pike

Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may 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 Sangchris Lake.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 16 lbs 6 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 37 lbs 13 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 26 lbs 15 oz

Sauger

Sauger

World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

State Record: 5 lbs 12 oz

Saugeye

Saugeye

World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 7 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 13 oz

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