You can catch everything from Bluegills to Salmon in Lake County. Drop a line in from  virtually thousands of locations. Ask a local where the fish are biting. Better yet, charter a boat and try your luck on the big water. Everything from bait and lures to ice and licenses is waiting for you. Plan your next fishing trip to Lake County, you're sure to go home with a great story.

Download a guide to fishing in the Lake County Forest Preserves or call 847-367-6640 to request a free copy.

Fishing Links



Name/Description City

Barnacle Bobs

We provide you with fishing and pontoon rental.  We are located on Lake Marie on the Fox Chain of Lakes, in Antioch! Stop on… Read More


Battalion 1 Sport - Fishing Charters

Battalion 1 Sport-Fishing Charters is located in Waukegan Harbor, IL., which is midway between Chicago, IL. and Milwaukee, WI. Our port is minutes away from Great… Read More


Chain O’Lakes State Park

PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH - NO FEE! For further boating information, click HERE Located in the heart of Illinois' largest concentration of natural lakes, Chain O'… Read More

Spring Grove

Dell V Fishing Charters

Sport Fishing charters for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chinook, Steelhead, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Perch fishing on Lake Michigan, just minutes from… Read More


Diamond Lake Beach & Recreation Center

*For best use of the website, please click the 'Diamond Lake Beach' link under the 'Swim/Aquatics' tab* Diamond Lake Recreation Center is 100 acres. It… Read More


Dolphin Harbor

Dolphin Harbor in Old Mill Creek offers boaters and campers an ideal location, right on the edge of Grass Lake.  With seasonal rates for… Read More


Fish Lake Beach

This campground has been family owned and operated since 1939. This is a great place to spend some quality family time or just to get away… Read More


Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve

Rolling terrain, bluffs, ravines and mature trees set on the Lake Michigan shoreline make Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve a scenic destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Trails… Read More

Ft. Sheridan

Gills at Chain O’Lakes State Park

Gill's at the Chain O'Lakes State Park is a convenient bait and tackle store where campers can also pick up a few necessities… Read More

Spring Grove

Illinois Beach State Park

Illinois Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Michigan from Waukegan to the Wisconsin state line. The park offers a campground, full… Read More


Independence Grove Forest Preserve

This scenic 1,135-acre preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and education opportunities centered around a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry. Visitors… Read More


Jet Funn

With over 25 years experience we have the expertise to help you have fun on the Fox with boat rentals or wave runner rentals. Our team… Read More

Fox Lake

Lake County Forest Preserves

We currently manage more than 29,200 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all ages. Visitors enjoy more than 154 miles of… Read More


Lake Michigan Charter Fishing - North Point Marina

Enjoy the beautiful blue of Lake Michigan aboard one of over one hundred charter fishing boats on the Lake County harbors of Waukegan and North… Read More

Winthrop Harbor

Lake Michigan Charter Fishing - Waukegan Harbor

PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH! Click HERE for further fees and more information Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers the finest in boating with 1,000-slip marina. A wide… Read More


Lake Minear Beach

Lake Minear Beach is Lake County's premier member-supported 72-acre beach with swimming in the summer, year-round fishing, and a schedule of fun events for… Read More


Lindy’s Landing

Lindy’s Landing has been known as family place to swim, picnic, boat and fish subce the 1960's and remains a version of the… Read More


Pedersen Marine Inc.

PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH - $20 LAUNCH FEE Pedersen Marina is a family owned marina that offers 80 Boat Slips free of wave action even in a storm,… Read More


Popeye Fishing Charters

Whether an experienced fisherman or never held a fishing rod, Popeye Fishing Charters will ensure an enjoyable fishing trip. Captain Bill and his crew will… Read More


Renegade Charters

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Old Mill Creek

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