Fishing

Fish Lake is great for fishing!

Look for northern pike, large mouth bass, bluegills, crappies, carp and catfish

Fishing Admission

  • $6 per person, weekday admission
  • $8 per person, weekend admission
  • $10 per person, holiday weekends admission

 

UPDATE: Fishing is now Catch and Keep!

A professional analysis of Fish Lake during the fall of 2017 provided us with an in depth understanding of lake habitats. The news is good! Our fish population is growing, in part, due to the catch and release status we imposed after the winter of 2013 caused a fish kill. To support the continued recovery of our lake’s habitats we’re launching several initiatives. Some of these include stocking the lake with fingerling northern pike, continuous encouragement of the harvest and removal of carp and restoring catch and keep status every June.  Before June we will allow fishing on a catch and release basis to allow spawning. .

 

Limits below are posted at the lake and in registration / concessions

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

Announcing: Carp Fishing Tournaments 2017

Mark Your Calendar for May 15 to 21 and June 5 to 11!!!

These campers only Carp Fishing Tournaments will be a blast! Participation is free, rowboats and lifejacket use will also be free (an adult must sign a waiver and occupy the boat) and we’ll provide a bag to hold carp that are caught! What a deal! You can also buy corn (the preferred bait for carp) for $1.

The heaviest bag of carp will win $25 in Fish Lake Beach bucks redeemable at registration / concessions. NOTE: Participants over 15 must have a current IDNR license.

Call to reserve now(847) 546-2228

Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort

32223 N. US Highway 12
Volo, IL 60073
Get Directions

(847) 546-2228
camping@fishlakebeach.com

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