Wildlife Prairie Park has 7 lakes that allow fishing. Fishing is open to any guest at the Park with an Illinois Fishing license. One can be obtained online through the IDNR website.
In addition to regular IDNR Rules and Regulations, we ask that guests partaking in fishing also follow Wildlife Prairie Park rules and regulations.
- Fishing is open during Park hours. We open at 9 am every day. During the winter months we close at 4:30pm and during warmer months we close at 6:00 pm.
- 2 pole and line fishing only
- No alcohol
- No swimming or wading
- No open fires
- Please put trash in trash bins
- Trolling motors only
Daily Catch limits vary by lake
Largemouth Bass and/or Smallmouth Bass- 3
Channel Catfish- 6
Bluegill and/or Redear Sunfish- 25
Tiger and/or Muskie- 1
Our Lakes & Fish Population
Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Golden Shiners & Grass Carp
Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish & Tiger Muskie
Large Mouth Bass & Bluegill
Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish & Tiger Muskie
East Horseshoe Lake
Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish & Black Crappie
West Horseshoe Lake
Unsurveyed pending new boat ramp
Bluegill, catch and release only