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What are the best fishing trips in Illinois?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 trips in Illinois, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Michigan 4 Hour Twilight Trip guided by Josh, Lake Michigan 8 Hour Trip guided by Josh, and Epic Salmon and Trout Trip guided by Jim.

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The most popular cities to book a charter in Illinois are Winthrop Harbor and Waukegan.

What types of fishing trips are common in Illinois?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Illinois.

The most commonly sought after species in Illinois are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. coho salmon, 3. lake trout, and 4. brown trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Illinois are trolling and light tackle fishing.

How much does an Illinois fishing trip cost?

in Illinois prices can range anywhere from $500 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day in Illinois is $650. The average price for a full day in Illinois is $878.

When is the best month to go fishing in Illinois?

The most popular season for fishing in Illinois is spring, and most anglers book their trips 169 days in advance.

Do I need a Illinois fishing license and what are the bag limits in Illinois?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Illinois, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Illinois. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Illinois.

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