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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We just moved to the area and I was really happy to find this place. Had a relaxing day, caught some nice fish. Will definitely be going back when the weather gets a little warmer. I brought my own bait but I saw they have a bait shop here too, will probably check that out next time.

4 Thank Mark R
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Beautiful lake, great place to spend the afternoon. I've been here probably a half a dozen times and always have a good time. Was out yesterday and caught a nice 5 lb large mouth bass. Place never disappoints.

5 Thank geeknee11
Joliet, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I read some of the negative reviews and I could not help but wonder if it was a case of lack of skill, or has the lake degraded over the years. I fished this place regularly since I was a kid, and you could say I learned how to fish on it. I started out last week working the shoreline... More 

5 Thank billy1960_12
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2012 via mobile

The fishing here is awful. A lot of baitfish, and bluegills so small they can't even take a small jig. Everywhere you go is weeds,and algae. Forget fishing off the bottom. Forget lures in most places. Even the weedless lures. Only big fish I saw were carp. The pictures on the wall all look like Polaroids from over the years... More 

2 Thank Chris1015

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Oak Park, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

So happy the lake is now open for the season! With all the nice weather we have been having, I have been itching to get out for some fishing. Went yesterday for opening day and had a great time as always. Caught a few trout and saw people pulling in some catfish. Will be back again soon!!

7 Thank J H
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2011

I have been to pfr five times and every time I go with friends we either catch nothing or baby fish. Just went 5/31/11 and the guy told me they stocked catfish corner twice recently and only managed a 1lb channel with using four poles and various baits. Recasting every 20 min and changing baits. Using Minnows, worms, and liver... More 

1 Thank DMC888
naperville, il
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2010

I have been to the Plainfield Fishing Resort (PFR) numerous times and have always had a great experience. I moved to Phoenix two years ago and happened to be back in the Plainfield area over Memorial Day weekend 2010. We went on Sunday when the PFR opened at 0700 and people were already lining up before the place opened. We... More 

7 Thank agsty8
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2010

Went fishing at this place for the first time on Tuesday. I've worked in Joliet for years but didn't know this place existed. Great place to go when you get out of work a little early because it's really cheap. Even in the rain I caught a six lb and a four lb catfish that I'm going to grill tonight!... More 

6 Thank Jim2101967
Plainfield, IL
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2009

Spent four hours there 7/26/09, and didn't get a nibble, let alone SEE A FISH. Don't get me wrong, the place is beautiful, the water is crystal clear, and it looks like a spectacular place to fish, but that's not the case. In 4 hours, not a single hit - worked Shorelines, Islands, even the Center of the lake with... More 

Thank wdberk96
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2009

How could anyone be negative about this place? It is beautiful and very family friendly. We can usually pull at least a few catfish out of Plainfield, even on the hottest of summer days. Trout fishin in the spring and fall is really good there. I can't wait to get back out there.

6 Thank ArmChairEverything

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Additional Information about Plainfield Fishing Resort

Address: 741 E Renwick Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544-9697
Region: United States > Illinois > Plainfield
Number of rooms: 108
Also Known As:
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