If you’re looking for a location that offers several prime fishing spots, look no further than the Illinois River. Teeming with fish, this river offers anglers the chance to catch sauger, walleye, white bass, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and panfish. You’ll find the majority of saugers between the Starved Rock Dam and the Mississippi River. Walleyes are abundant below Marseilles and Dresden dams in the upper pools. Starved Rock is where you’ll find the larger walleye. Both the mainstream waters and backwaters offer up some promising catches.
Illinois River Fish:
Illinois River boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Illinois River.