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Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in IL.

Kids fishing

Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time. Take them ice fishing in winter. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.

Places in Illinois to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Prairie State.

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in Illinois. Then send us a picture of the kids with their catch.

Aurora
- Eagle Heights Park
- Hawthorne Hill Park
- Slade Avenue Park
- Trout Park
- Wing Park

Champaign
- Kaufman Park
- Mattis Park

Chicago
- Axehead Lake
- Belleau Lake
- Big Bend Lake
- Bullfrog Lake
- Columbus Park Lagoon
- Flatfoot Lake
- Gompers Park
- Green Lake
- Ida Lake
- Skokie Lagoons
- Tampier Lake

Danville
- Lake Mingo
- Lake Vermilion Park

Hammond
- Monee Reservoir

Joilet
- Baileywood Park
- Brighton Ridge Park
- Commissioner's Park
- DuPage River Park
- Hunters Woods Park
- Olesen Estates
- Sportsman's Park
- Summerfield Lake
- Wildflower Park

Litchfield
- Lake Lou Yeager

Peoria
- Lake Bloomington

Rockford
- Pierce Lake

Taylorville
- Lake Taylorville

Waukegan
- Des Plaines River
- Dugdale Lake

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in IL

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

Click here for additional tips to create a successful day of fishing for kids.

Youngsters with their prized catch


Anthony with a nice Illinois bass

 

Three-year old Aiden Kaganofsky catches a nice bluegill on a worm while fishing with his Papa.


Anthony with a nice Illinois bass

 

7-year old Anthony Stovall catches a largemouth at lake Opeka in Des Plaines, Illinois.


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Kids fishing locations and information, by state.

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