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Ideal Locations for Fishing in Southern Illinois

Ohio River

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.
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Fishing Guide Suggestions for Southern Illinois

Al Nutty's Kinkaid Lake Guide Service

Fishing Guide

(618) 694-4897

SNS Guide Service

Fishing Guide

(618) 922-0354

Cache Bayou Outfitters

Canoe rentals and tour guides

(618) 201-4090

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