Fishing Guidelines 
Ken Gortowski
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Fishing Safety - IDNR
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Bait & Tackle Shops along the Fox
They are listed in North to South order, so no matter where you want to go on the Fox River, you can find the supplies you need to make your trip a success!
Jim's Bait & Tackle 60 Eagle Point Road
Fox Lake, IL 60020   (847) 587-1460

Steve’s Custom Rods 3509 Vine St.
McHenry, IL 60050   (815) 385-9064

Dave’s Bait, Tackle & Taxidermy
4419 Il Route 176, Crystal Lake, IL
(815) 455-2040

Dundee Bait Shop 305 E Main Street
East Dundee, IL 60118 (847) 426-3013

Duckbill Fishing Charters Inc
3N902 Bittersweet Road
St. Charles, IL 60175 (630) 513-9726

Riverside Sports Inc 26 North Bennett S.
Geneva, IL 60134  (630) 232-7047

Rod Shop 224 Mistwood Lane
North Aurora, IL 60542 (630) 897-2897

Llo Bri Bait & Tackle 113 North Main St.
Montgomery, IL 60538 (630) 896-4726

Freeman’s Sports 129 East Hydraulic St.
Yorkville, IL 60560  (630) 553-0515

Budzers Bait & Tackle 2300 E Church St. # 1
Sandwich, IL 60548  (815) 786-6369

B&B Live Bait 1025 La Salle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-0432
Fishing is a favorite recreation for many, and a source of food for many others throughout the Fox River watershed. There are many ideal spots on the Fox River, as well as on streams and in lakes.

When you fish, do you take care to be a good steward to the area?

We will share information on this page on where to fish in the area, and how to fish safely and with care to protect the shorelines and waters.
Summary of Fish Sampling for the Lower Fox River Land Conservation Planning Project
prepared by IDNR Office of Resources Conservation,
Division of Fisheries Region II, Streams Program
Read more about
recreation opportunities
in the pdf version
starting on page 26

A Citizen's Guide to Preserving the Fox River
in Illinois