• Tackle Box
  • Tackle Box Bait Shop (475 Trout Farm Rd.)

  • Hours of Operation (Open April 1-September 30)
    Monday/Wedensday/FridayNoon-6:00 pm
    Tuesday/Thursday10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Saturday/Sunday8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • The “Tackle Box” is a modest but well equipped bait shop. Live bait including a variety of worms and minnows are available along with other fishing tackle and supplies including hooks, bobbers, sinkers and line. Snacks and drinks are also available at the Tackle Box.

    Guidelines per the State of Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources:
    Our primary concern is the health and safety of our visitors. Please remember to comply with social distancing guidelines and general COVID-19 best practices. We also encourage visitors to bring alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) and face coverings. Additional guidelines include:

    • Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between yourself and others;
    • Please stay home if you are sick or feeling any symptoms, such as fever, coughing, troubled breathing, and/or other flu-like symptoms;
    • Visit alone or with members of your household;
    • Stay local; visit parks that are closest to where you live;
    • If you arrive at a park and crowds are forming, please move to another area or return another time/day to visit;
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper arm/elbow.
    Additional notes:
    • All guests over the age of 16 must have a permit
    • A Port-O-Let and handwashing station will be available for your convenience
    • There are no indoor restrooms or running water available on-site
    • Guests will be served through the service window and not allowed inside the bait shop
    For any further questions, please contact John Chase at (630) 783-6533.
  • Bait Pricing
    Nightcrawlers$4.00 per dozen
    Wax Worms$2.50 per cup of 25
    Red Worms$5.00 per cup of 48
    Large Minnows$3.50 per dozen
    Medium Roaches$4.50 per dozen