Illinois River Fishing

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.

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Illinois River boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to Illinois River.

Starved Rock Marina Boat Ramp
1 Dee Bennett Road Ottawa, IL 815-433-4218
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Illinois River Ramp Boat Ramp
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Allen Park Ramp Boat Ramp
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Allen Park Ramp Boat Ramp
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North Shore Launch Ramp Boat Ramp
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Ramp Boat Ramp
US Route 51 Oglesby, IL
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Spring Valley Access Area Boat Ramp
Lasalle Elementary School District 122, IL
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South Shore Boat Club Boat Ramp
2298 Water Street Peru, IL
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Illinois River Ramp Boat Ramp
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