Illinois fishing is at its finest along the Mississippi River’s 600-mile stretch, which hugs the border of western Illinois. Anglers travel here for the plentiful, year-round fishing opportunities. Here you can find various species, including channel catfish, walleye, northern pike, and bass. The river’s mainstream waters and backwaters provide easily accessible fishing spots. A few prime hot spots to look for include the junction of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers (at the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge) and the surrounding waters of Fort Kaskaskia. The Mississippi River is a prime fishing destination.
Mississippi River Fish:
Mississippi River boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Mississippi River.