Fishing in Southern Illinois
Ideal Locations for Fishing in Southern Illinois
Travel a large waterway that courses through 6 states including Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. Southern Illinois offers a truly unique Ohio River experience. Catch a wide assortment of over 150 different species of river fish native to the area.
Mississippi River Sport Fishing
Canoeing and kayaking opportunities abound on the Mississippi River. Bring a kayak or boat and fish the waters of the Mississippi for walleye, catfish, and large- and small-mouthed bass. This underutilized fishery is likely to give you the opportunity to catch the big one.
Rend Lake Refuge
At over 10 miles long and 3 miles wide, Rend Lake is the second largest lake in Illinois and provides a wonderful stage to explore summertime fun. With over 19,000 acres of water to explore, Rend Lake is perfect for jet skiing and water skiing.
Fishing Guide Suggestions for Southern Illinois
Al Nutty's Kinkaid Lake Guide Service
SNS Guide Service
Cache Bayou Outfitters
Canoe rentals and tour guides