2014 Fishing: $6.00 Per Person 7 days a week
Fish Lake has Northern pike, large mouth bass, bluegills, crappies, and catfish. Night crawlers, tackle and Illinois fishing licenses* are available for sale at the Fish Lake Beach Registration office. You may bring your own bait. Fish from the shore, pier or rent a boat and fish around the lake.
The extreme weather conditions we experienced his winter restricted the amount of sunlight that shines into the water to enable the growth of vegetation to oxygenate the water. The lack of oxygen caused fish to suffocate. The phenomenon has been noted throughout the region as many ponds and lakes are reporting a partial fish die-off. For this reason, we are permitting fishing of our lake on a ‘catch and release’ basis only. This will allow the our lake to naturally repopulate over time. As expected, the carp were only minimally affected, so we’re encouraging those that catch carp to bring them in for proper disposal. Thank you.
*Fishing licenses are required by the IDNR for those 16 years and older.