Fishing

Fish Lake has great fishing!

Northern pike, bass, bluegill, yellow perch, crappie, carp & catfish

Catch & Release May 1st through mid-June to allow for spawing. Catch & Keep thereafter, within published limits

Fishing Admission

  • $6 per person, Weekdays
  • $8 per person, Weekends
  • $10 per person, Holiday Weekends
  • Buy night crawlers in Concessions across from the beach: $4.25 per dozen
  • Rowboat rental $15 per day
  • Life jackets included with all boat rentals. Boats must be on shore by 7pm.  Electric trolling motors permitted.

 

Catch and Keep Fishing

A professional analysis of Fish Lake in the fall of 2017 gave us an in depth understanding of Fish Lake’s habitat. It revealed that the fish population is growing, in part, due to the catch and release status we imposed after the winter of 2013 caused a fish kill.  As part of our sustainability efforts we’ve launched several initiatives including stocking the lake with fingerling northern pike, encouragement of harvest and removal of carp and restoring catch and keep status every mid-June, after the spawning period.  Before mid-June, we allow fishing on a catch and release basis.  Please abide by our catch and keep limits below.

“Catch and Keep” limits below are posted at the lake and in Concessions

  • 3 bass per day under 14″
  • 5 bluegill per day
  • 5 northern pike per day
  • 5 crappie per day
  • 5 yellow perch per day
  • 5 catfish per day
  • Unlimited carp

Carp Fishing Tournaments 2019

Participate in our campers only Carp Fishing Tournaments! Participation is free, rowboats and lifejacket use will also be free (an adult must sign a waiver and occupy the boat) PLUS we’ll provide a bag to hold carp you catch! You can also buy corn (the preferred bait for carp) for $1.

The heaviest bag of carp will win a fishing pole.  NOTE: Participants over 15 must have a current IDNR license.

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Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort

32223 N. US Highway 12
Volo, IL 60073
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(847) 546-2228
camping@fishlakebeach.com

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