Deep Lake

38536 N Gratton Rd
Lake Villa, IL 60046
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In a word, Deep Lake is a gem. Located in Lake Villa, IL, about an hour northwest of Chicago, it’s been a destination of mine for over 30 years. While this area of northeast Illinois is abundant with fishable lakes, including the very popular Fox Chain, Deep Lake offers excellent fishing at an affordable cost, easy experience, and far less pressure than the Fox Chain.

If one has fished Deep Lake before, they are certainly familiar with Jack and Lydia’s Resort on Deep Lake. They have been in business for over 35 years and are the sole source of boat rentals. They assist in getting your gear from your car and down the hill to the launch and get you going. It’s an experience and price that is unmatched for such a good body of water to fish. Outboard motor rentals are no longer available, but outboards can be brought, as well as trolling motors. Even at 200 acres, a trolling motor is plenty for getting around and unless it’s real windy, rowing around is always an easy thing to do.

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