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

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. 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: 38 lbs 8 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 26 lbs 15 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 13.44 oz

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Illinois Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record bowfin was caught in Rend Lake.

The state record muskie was caught in Shabbona Lake.

The state record northern pike was taken out of a strip-mine lake.

The state record spotted gar was caught in Horseshoe Lake.

For info about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the IL walleye page.

 

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