Is fishing allowed in Cook County forest preserves?

Fishing Regulations. The Forest Preserves works with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to provide quality hook-and-line fishing. All waters within the Forest Preserves are designated fish preserves and each fisherman is limited to two lines with no more than two hooks per line and no trolley lines.

What kind of fish are in Wampum Lake?

Wampum Lake is located in Cook County, Illinois. It is approximately 14 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, White Crappie and Yellow Bullhead.

Where can I fish in Cook County?

The Best 10 Fishing in Cook County, IL

  • Lake Carriage Way Park. 3.1 mi.
  • Maple Lake Boating Center. 6.8 mi.
  • Centennial Park. 16.1 mi.
  • Cricket Creek – Dupage County Forest Preserve. 7.9 mi.
  • Mallard Lake County Forest Preserve. 16.2 mi.
  • Hidden Lake Forest Preserve. 8.3 mi.
  • Barth Pond. 5.5 mi.
  • Forest Preserve. 7.2 mi.

Where can I fish in Dupage County?

Best fishing spots in DuPage County, IL

  • Herrick Lake Forest Preserve. 1.9 mi.
  • Hidden Lake Forest Preserve. 1.8 mi.
  • Mallard Lake County Forest Preserve. 8.9 mi.
  • Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm. 8.8 mi.
  • Roy C Blackwell Forest Preserve. 4.5 mi.
  • Cricket Creek – Dupage County Forest Preserve. 8.0 mi.
  • Lake Ellyn Park. 3.4 mi.
  • Whalon Lake.

Do you need a license to fish in Chicago?

Fishing Licenses An Illinois fishing license is required for fishing all waters in Illinois. These annual licenses are available for purchase at some local bait shops (see list below).

Can you have alcohol in Cook County forest preserves?

Alcohol is allowed in the majority of Forest Preserves properties. Alcohol, including wine and beer, is prohibited on or within 50 feet of roads or parking lots, on the grounds of our nature centers, and at these 22 locations, which are posted with signs indicating no alcohol without a picnic or event permit.

Where is Wampum Lake in Illinois?

Cook County
Wampum Lake forest preserve is located in south suburban Cook County near Thornton, Illinois.

Do you need a trout stamp in Illinois?

All anglers – including those who intend to release fish caught before April 3 – must have a fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp, unless they are under the age of 16, blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces. The daily catch limit for each angler is five trout.

What fish are in Barth Pond?

Barth Pond is a lake near Downers Grove. The most popular species caught here are Largemouth bass, Common carp, and Bluegill. 472 catches are logged on Fishbrain. Please use your best judgement when determining where you can fish, and make sure you follow local rules and regulations.

Can you fish at Blackwell Forest Preserve?

The 1,366-acre Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville is one of the District’s most popular forest preserves and has been repeatedly voted among the best in the western suburbs. It offers fishing, camping, archery, picnic shelters, an off-leash dog area and more.

Can you eat fish from the Chicago River?

Most of the fish in the Chicago River and its connected channels are safe to eat, though the state advises people to limit consumption of certain species to avoid highly toxic chemicals known as PCBs, another legacy from a century of industrial pollution.

How much is a fishing ticket in Illinois?

Fishing Licenses

Name Fee Available Online
Resident Fishing License $15.00 Online
Resident Initial Commercial Fishing License $60.50 Online
Resident Lifetime Fishing License $435.00 Online
Resident Lifetime Sportsmen’s Combination Hunting/Fishing License $765.00 Online