Ice Fishing
Fishing,  Quad Cities,  Sports,  Winter

Ice Fishing Near the Quad Cities

If you like exploring rugged places in your pickup, then ice fishing is the perfect winter activity for you. Here are some great places for ice fishing around the Quad Cities area.

Mississippi River

While Tom Sawyer floated on the Mississippi in warmer weather, you can take advantage of the cold backwaters of the Mississippi. In Illinois, Pools 12, 13, and 14 provide great ice fishing because they are typically quick to freeze and take longer to thaw at the end of the season.

Lake George

While Lake George relies on colder temperatures to freeze, it’s great for fishing when the temperatures are cold enough. Channel catfish, bluegill, and walleye are just some of the fish found in this lake.

Shabbona Lake

This lake is a bit of a drive, but it’s worth it. Ice fishing is perfect for angler-fishers here. Panfish and walleyes are two other species that populate this lake, especially in the winter. The lake is closed to fishing during the night hours, but open during the day.

Shakeden Hallow

This fishing and wildlife park is ice fishing friendly and is the perfect trip on cold winter days when the weather has helped the lake freeze over. This is ideal for later-season ice fishing, as the lake opens after waterfowl season on February 1st.

If you need a new ride to take on your latest ice fishing adventure, contact the team at Reynolds Motor Company.

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