The Heritage Quarries Recreation Area offers some of the best fishing in the Chicagoland area! With seven different quarry lakes, anglers can catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Warmouth, Black Crappie, Yellow Bullhead, Gizzard Shad, and Carp!
All fishermen 16 years and older will need a valid Illinois Fishing License in order to participate.
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Fishing is allowed in select areas throughout the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area including the I&M Canal, Krueger Quarry, and the Great Lakes Quarry.
Fishing is not allowed in The Forge Quarry.