Larry's Fishing Hole
  FISHING PROSPECTS
Best Fishing Prospects Within about 110 Mile Radius of Central Illinois.
Check at Lakes for specific regulations, creel & size limits.
For a complete list, see IDNR Fishing Information Booklet
or Contact us for additional Illinois lake info.
- Also Read IDNR Fishery Status at end of some fish listed.
Larry´s Fishing Hole of Central Illinois



BLUEGILLS
Best baits are small hair jigs, wax worms, crickets or night crawlers

State Record
3 lb./ 8 oz.

Dark spot on Gill has margin of Red or Orange
REDEAR SUNFISH
Best baits are crickets, red or wax worms & night crawlers

State Record
2 lb./ 12.3 oz.

Beaver Dam Lake - 57 acres - 6 mi. SW of Carlinville
Best May - Oct. around shoreline & fish cribs
Dawson Lake - 158 acres - 4 mi. N of LeRoy
Best May - Sept. around weed beds and backs of coves.
Also REDEAR SUNFISH Best May - Oct. around spawn beds & edges of weed beds
Johnson Sauk Trail - 58 acres - 4 mi. S of Annawan
Best for REDEAR SUNFISH Best during June - Sept. along entire shoreline.
Hennepin Canal - 926 acres
Try during May - June along shoreline in Bureau, Henry & Whiteside Cos.
Hennepin-Hopper Lake - 1,200 acres - 2 mi. S of Hennepin
Try during May in or along Brushy areas
Lake Bloomington - 635 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during May - Aug. along shoreline, seawalls, weed beds & spawn beds
LaSalle Lake - 2,035 acres - 3 mi. S of Seneca
Best April - May around shoreline
Ramsey Lake - 56 acres - 3 mi. N of Ramsey
Best May - June on spawn beds
Also REDEAR SUNFISH May-June on spawn beds
Siloam Springs - 58 acres - 3mi. SW of Kellerville
Try May - June in back of small coves
Also REDEAR SUNFISH May-June in N & E arms of lake.
Spring Lake South - 610 acres - 12 mi. S of Pekin
Little Slow last year but try May - June Around brush & weed beds
Virginia City Reservoir - 18 acres - 1 mi. N of Virginia
Best for REDEAR SUNFISH - during May - June around stickups & deep coves
Weldon Springs Lake - 29 acres - 2 mi. E of Clinton
Best June - Aug. near Weed Beds and Christmas trees
Also REDEAR SUNFISH June-Sept. Edges of weed beds & dropoffs.


  Square Tail Fin
BULLHEADS
Best baits are worms, crayfish, night crawlers, cut baits or dip baits
State Record
Brown Bullhead
2 lb./ 10.4 oz.

Anderson Lake - 1,364 acres - 8 mi. SW of Havana
Best April - June around shoreline
Rice Lake - 1383 acres - 4 mi. S of Banner
Best April - June around shoreline
Spring Lake North - 610 acres - 12 mi. S of Pekin
A few during June - Aug. Around South shoreline
Spring Lake South - 610 acres - 12 mi. S of Pekin
Try April - Sept. Along turnouts on West shore
Virginia City Reservoir - 18 acres - 1 mi. N of Virginia
Best April - Sept around shoreline



CARP
Best baits are night crawlers, sweet corn and prepared baits
State Record
51 lb./ 0 oz.

Canton Lake - 250 acres - 2 mi. E of Canton
Best During May - Oct. around Submerged tree tops
Carlyle Lake - 24,580 acres - NE of Carlyle
Best During June - Sept. in Bays, shoreline areas & tailwaters
Dawson Lake - 158 acres - 4 mi. N of LeRoy
Best May - Sept. fish the shoreline and bays
- Bowfishing is allowed here HOWEVER Before Bowfishing this lake, be sure to check site specific regulations
Evergreen Lake - 925 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during May - Sept. around shoreline and bays
- Bowfishing is allowed here HOWEVER Before Bowfishing this lake, be sure to check site specific regulations
Hennepin Canal - 926 acres
Try June - Aug. on shoreline & near snags in Bureau, Henry & Whiteside Cos.
Lake Charleston-Side Channel - 346 acres - 2 mi. SE of Charleston
Best During April - Oct. in Entire Lake
- Bowfishing is allowed here HOWEVER Before Bowfishing this lake, be sure to check site specific regulations
Lake Decatur - 3,093 acres - in Decatur
Best during May - Oct. along Rock Rip-rap, fallen trees and brush
Lake Sara - 586 acres - 5 mi. NW of Effingham
Best During April - Oct. around shoreline
Mississippi River Pool 21 - N of Quincy
Best during April - Oct. in the Canton Chute
Schuy-Rush Lake - SW of Rushville
Best during June - Aug. in upper end of lake
Siloam Spring - 58 acres - 3 mi. SW of Kellerville
Try May - Oct. in North end of Lake


  Forked Tail Fin
CHANNEL CATFISH
Best baits are cut baits, shad, chicken livers, shrimp, night crawlers and stink baits

State Record
45 lb./ 4 oz.

  Square Tail Fin & Lower Jaw Protrudes
FLATHEAD
Best baits are live baits - crawdads, minnows, sunfish & shad

State Record
78 lb./ 0 oz.

  Anal Fin Margin Straight
BLUE CATFISH
Best baits are cut baits, large shad,crawdads, shrimp & dip baits
State Record
124 lb./ 0 oz.

Argyle Lake - 2 mi. N of Colchester
Best During June - Sept. in Shallow bays at dusk or dawn
Banner Marsh - 4 mi. NE of Banner on Rt. 24
Best during May - July in Shallow bays
Beaver Dam Lake - 57 acres - 6 mi. SW of Carlinville
Best July - Sept. Off peninsula & at fish attractors
Carlyle Lake - NE of Carlyle
Best During May - Oct. along creek channels, bridges & tailwaters
Also FLATHEADS June - Sept. around Rock rip-rap, channels & tailwaters
Clinton Lake - 5,000 acres - 3 mi. E of Clinton
Best during June - Aug. in N. Fork Arm, Parnell Access and 48 bridge area.
Coffeen Lake - 1,100 acres - 1 mi. W of Coffeen
Best during March - Oct. in weed beds, back of coves or shoreline.
Dawson Lake - 158 acres - 4 mi. N of LeRoy
Best during May - Oct. on Flats and points at night
Evergreen Lake - 925 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during June - Sept. near beach area to Upper end of Lake
Gillespie New City Lake - 207 acres - 2 mi W of Gillespie on Rt. 16
Best May - Oct. Rip-rap, points & bays
Glen Shoals Lake - 1,200 acres - 1+ mi. N of Hillsboro
Best during May - Oct. near rip-rap, points and bays
Hennepin Canal & Feeders - 926 acres
Try June - Sept. entire shoreline & near snags in Bureau, Henry & Whiteside Cos.
Hennepin-Hopper Lake - 1,200 acres - 2 mi. S of Hennepin
Try during April in or along Brushy areas
Homer Lake - 81 acres - 2 mi. NW of Homer
Best during May - Oct. on flats & points
Illinois River
Best during July - Sept. in Peoria, Marshall and Woodford counties.
Fish below grain loading areas, along barges, islands (Sugar Island near Morris Dresden Dam), and log jams
Also FLATHEADS during June - Sept. along Channel, deep holes, tailwaters & mouth of Mackinaw River
Jim Edgar Panther Cr SF&W - Cass Co. NE of Virginia
Best during May - Oct. along shoreline at Gridley, Prairie & Drake Lakes
Lake Bloomington - 635 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during June - Sept. in Upper end of Lake
Lake Charleston-Lower Channel - 58 acres - 2 mi. SE of Charleston
Best During June - Aug. at North end
Lake Charleston-Side Channel - 346 acres - 2 mi. SE of Charleston
Best During June - Aug. in Entire Lake
Lake Decatur - 3.093 acres - in Decatur
Best during May - Sept. in entire Lake.
Also FLATHEADS during June - Sept. around Rock rip-rap or brush
Lake Jacksonville - 476 acres - 3 mi S of Jacksonville
Best during June - Sept. along Shallow flats
Lake Mattoon - 1,050 acres - S of Mattoon
Best May - Sept. in most of lake
Lake Sara - 586 acres - 5 mi. NW of Effingham
Best During May - Sept. in Upper lake, arms & along weed lines
Lake Shelbyville - 11,100 acres - in Shelby & Moultrie Cos.
Try May - Sept. in Kaskaskia River arm, shallow bays, around timber, along rocks, along flats, submerged ridges and in the tailwaters.
Lake Springfield - 4,234 acres - So. edge of Springfield
Best during May - Sept. in Entire Lake
Also FLATHEADS May - Sept. shorelines near down trees
And BLUE CATFISH last year was Fairly Good
Lake Storey - 133 acres - NW edge of Galesburg
Best during June - Sept. on Points and in coves
LaSalle Lake - 2,035 acres - 3 mi. S of Seneca
Best April - Sept. in Entire Lake
Mississippi River Pool 21
Best during July - Sept. in O'Dell Chute on log jams and stumps
Also FLATHEADS at Lock & Dam 19 during May - Sept. in tailwater & deep holes
Newton C.I.P.S. Lake - 1,750 acres - 8 mi SW of Newton
OK year round in bays, near stick ups and rip-rap.
Otter Lake - 765 acres - W of Girard
Best During May - Oct. around rip-rap, points and bays
Pittsfield Lake - 241 acres - 3 mi. NE of Pittsfield
Best during July - Aug. around Brushy areas
Powerton Lake - 1,426 acres - SW of Pekin
Channel cats Best from late Dec.- Oct. In or near hot water discharge area in winter and near Intake during summer
Also BLUE CATFISH April - May in or near warm water discharge
Ramsey Lake - 56 acres - 3 mi. N of Ramsey
Best June - Sept. in upper end of major coves.
Rend Lake - 18,900 acres - Along I-57, So. of Mt Vernon
This Lake may be outside our 110 Mile Radius of Central Illinois but --
It is a Catfish Factory
May - mid Oct. Along River Channels, off flats and around flooded timber
Sangchris Lake - 2,165 acres -14 mi. SE of Springfield
Best from Spring to Fall in Shallow arms and East end
Schuy-Rush Lake - 225 acres - 2 mi. SW of Rushville
Best during July - Aug. in shallow bays and East end of lake
Spoon River - in Fulton &: Knox Cos.
Best during March, June - Aug. at upstream side of snags and brush piles
Also FLATHEADS during June - Sept. in Deep holes
Spring Lake North - 578 acres
and Spring Lake South - 610 acres
- 12 mi. S of Pekin
Best during May - July along center leeve and west leeve turnouts (better fish in south lake)
Virginia City Reservoir - 18 acres - 1 mi. N of Virginia
Best during May - Sept. around Entire Lake
Weldon Springs Lake - 29 acres - 2 mi. E of Clinton
Best during May - Sept. on Flats at night



Black Crappie
Notice Irregular Spots

White Crappie
Spots in Vertical Bars

CRAPPIE
Best baits are minnows, jigs and spinners
State Record
Black - 4 lb./ 8 oz.
Hybrid - 4 lb / 8.3 oz.
White - 4 lb./ 7 oz.

Anderson Lake - 1,364 acrea - 8 mi. SW of Havana
FAIR during Spring and Fall around Fish Attractors.
Banner Marsh -1,200 acres - 4 mi. NE of Banner on Rt. 24
Best during April - May. Around Submerged tree tops.
Beaver Dam Lake - 57 acres - 6 mi. SW of Carlinville
Best Spring & Fall in tree tops & fish attractors
Canton Lake - 250 acres - 2 mi. E of Canton
Smaller fish but Fair during April - May over Submerged Brush.
Clinton Lake - 5,000 acres - 3 mi. E of Clinton
Best during Spring & Fall around Flooded brush, Timber or along rip-rap and or during Ice conditions in North Fork arm area.
Coffeen Lake - 1,100 acres - 1 mi. W of Coffeen
Best during Spring & Fall off points, drop-offs or submerged structures.
Evergreen Lake - 925 acres- 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during Spring or Fair during Ice off Points, attractors and brush piles.
Lake Bloomington - 635 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during Spring and Fall off Points or Tree tops.
Lake Decatur - 3,093 acres - in Decatur
Best during Spring and Fall, on Rock rip-rap, fallen trees and other cover.
Lake Jacksonville - 476 acres - 3 mi S of Jacksonville
Best during Spring and Fall around stickups
Lake Lou Yaeger - 1,300 acres - 3 mi S of Jacksonville
Best during Spring and Fall around Underwater structures & brush piles
Lake Mattoon - 1,050 acres - S of Mattoon
Best during Spring and Fall around Brush and along drop offs
Lake Shelbyville - 11,100 acres - in Shelby & Moultrie Cos.
Best during Spring and Fall near Brush, timber, rock rip-rap and in tailwaters.
Lake Taylorville - 1,286 acres - SE of Taylorville
Best during Spring and Fall. Try around Fallen trees.
Lake Vermilion - 900 acres - in Danville
Best Spring & Fall in fallen trees around islands
Mississippi River, Pool 18 - in Boston Bay area
Best during April - Sept. on points & brush near Boston Bay
Ramsey Lake - 56 acres - 3 mi. N of Ramsey
Most of year in fish attractors, along deep shorelines & fallen trees.
Rend Lake - 18,900 acres - Along I-57, So. of Mt Vernon
Best Spring & Fall in around brush, timber & fish attractors
Siloam Spring - 58 acres - 3 mi. SW of Kellerville
Best during April and Oct. in brush
Spring Lake (Macomb) - 277 acres -1 mi N of Macomb
Small fish but best during April - May on rock rip-rap and submerged brush.
Spring Lake South - 610 acres - 12 mi. S of Pekin
Best during March - April . Try around old Duck Blinds.
Weldon Springs Lake - 29 acres - 2 mi. E of Clinton
Best during May, Sept. and Ice. At Fallen trees, brush piles or old dam.



LARGEMOUTH BASS
Best baits are plastic worms, jigs, spinners, crankbaits and minnows
State Record
13 lb./ 1 oz.

Banner Marsh - 4 mi. NE of Banner on Rt. 24
Best during April, May & Oct. Best along Weed Beds.
Carlyle Lake - 24,580 acres - NE of Carlyle
Best During April - Oct. in coves and around rip-rap or flooded timber
Clinton Lake - 5,000 acres - 3 mi. E of Clinton
Best during Spring and Fall. Look for Shoreline Cover, flooded grass, points and coves.
Coffeen Lake - 1,100 acres - 1 mi. W of Coffeen
Year round off points & weed beds in back of coves.
Dawson Lake - 158 acres - 4 mi. N of LeRoy
Best during March - Nov. Best near Stumps, Weed Beds, points and the channel.
Evergreen Lake - 925 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during April - Oct. Fish the Tree tops, breaks with wood and points.
Gillespie New City Lake - 207 acres - 2 mi W of Gillespie on Rt. 16
Best during May - June around or in Brush & Weed beds
Glen Shoals Lake - 1,200 acres - 1+ mi. N of Hillsboro
Best during Spring & Fall on points, brush & shoreline
Hennepin Canal - 926 acres- in Bureau & Henry Cos.
Try April, May & Oct. around brush piles & lily pads
Hennepin-Hopper Lake - 1200 acres - 2 mi. s of Hennepin
During May around brushy areas.
Homer Lake - 81 acres - 2 mi. NW of Homer
Best during Spring & Fall around brush, weed beds & channels
Illinois River- in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford & Marshall Cos.
Best during May - Oct. along shore structure, rock rip-rap or isolated cover.
Johnson Sauk Trail - 58 acres - 4 mi. S of Annawan
Best during April - Sept. Best along Weed Bed Edges.
Lake Bloomington - 635 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during April - Oct. Look for fallen trees, weeds and submerged stumps or timber.
Lake Jacksonville - 3 mi S of Jacksonville
Best during Spring and Fall. Look for Stick-ups, fallen trees and submerged stumps.
Lake Lou Yaeger - 1,300 acres - 3 mi S of Jacksonville
Best April - Oct. around Shoreline & Underwater structures
Lake Mattoon - 1,050 acres - S of Mattoon
Best during Spring around rip-rap and in coves
Lake Sara - 586 acres - 5 mi. NW of Effingham
Best During April - Aug. on points & shallow bays
Lake Shelbyville - 11,100 acres - in Shelby & Moultrie Cos.
Best during April - Oct. Look for Flooded timber, Stick-ups, points, brush and bays.
Lake Springfield - 4,234 acres - S edge of Springfield
Best during Spring and Fall. Best on Rip-rap, points and underwater structures.
Lake Taylorville - 1,286 acres - SE of Taylorville
Best during Spring and Fall. Around downed trees and stumps.
Lake Vermilion - 900 acres - in Danville
Best May - Oct. around shoreline & Bridges
LaSalle Lake - 2,035 acres - 3 mi. S of Seneca
Best April - Sept. in Entire Lake
Mississippi River - Pool 18 Boston Bay
Best during May - Oct. Look for Brush and Points.
Newton C.I.P.S. Lake - 1,750 acres - 8 mi SW of Newton
Best during March - Dec. Best off Points, Fallen trees and Stumps.
Pittsfield Lake - 241 acres - 3 mi. NE of Pittsfield
Best during April & Oct. around fallen trees & rip-rap
Prairie Lake - 210 acres - in Jim Edgar Panther Creek SF&WA
Best April - Oct. around Weed beds, shoreline with flooded brush ≈ timber
Sangchris Lake - 2,165 acres - 14 mi SE of Springfield
Best during Spring and Fall. Look for Rip-rap, Lily pads, stumps and Underwater Structures.
Spring Lake (Macomb) - 277 acres -1 mi N of Macomb
Best during Spring and Fall around Rock rip-rap, old blinds and Fallen trees.
Spring Lake North - 578 acres - 12 mi. S of Pekin
Best during March - May. Around Aquatic Weed Beds.
Spring Lake South - 610 acres - 12 mi. S of Pekin
Best during April, May, Sept. Best off Edge of Weed Beds and remaining duck blinds.
Weldon Springs Lake - 29 acres - 2 mi. E of Clinton
Best during Spring & Fall. Around Fallen trees.



MUSKIE
Best baits are jerk baits, crankbaits, spinners, spoons and large minnows
State Record
38 lb./ 8 oz.

Evergreen Lake - 925 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during Spring and Fall. Best off Flats, Points and around Fallen trees.
Lake Shelbyville - 11,100 acres - in Shelby & Moultrie Cos.
Best during Spring and Fall. Best on rock bars, gravel points and dead falls.
Otter Lake - 765 acres - W of Girard
Best During March - Nov. in coves or near shoreline
Prairie Lake - 210 acres - in Jim Edgar Panther Creek SF&WA
Best During Spring and Fall along weed beds
Spring Lake North - 578 acres - 12 mi. S of Pekin
Best during March or June - mid Oct. Best at weed beds and along east shore.

And for more on Muskie fishing in Illinois, visit www.illinoismuskie.com



NORTHERN PIKE
Best baits are jerk baits, crankbaits, spinners, spoons and minnows
State Record
26 lb./ 15 oz.

Banner Marsh (Johnson Lake - 600 acres) - 4 mi. NE of Banner on Rt. 24
Best during April - Oct. Try the flat bays.
Spring Lake South - 610 acres - 12 mi. S of Pekin
Best during March - April along the bluff or near leeve early in March



SMALLMOUTH BASS
Best baits are crayfish, small crankbaits, spinners and minnows
State Record
6 lb./ 7 oz.

Kaskaskia River - - below the Shelbyville dam
This may be outside radius but worth the trip on five-mile stretch below the Shelbyville dam in April - Oct..
LaSalle Lake - 2,035 acres - 3 mi. S of Seneca
Best April - Sept. in about the Entire Lake
Mackinaw River - Woodford & Tazewell Cos.
Best during April - May. Brush piles, cutoff banks, around rocks and deep pools.
Middle Fork Vermilion River - 50 miles - from Penfield to Oakwood
Best April - June in Deep pools near brush and rocks
Powerton Lake - 1,426 acres - SW of Pekin
Slow last year but best during March - April. Near points, current breaks and base of Rip-Rap.
For additional Good River or Streams, join the local Illinois Smallmouth Alliance group for Smallmouth fishing outings this year.



STRIPED BASS
Best baits are large minnows, crankbaits, spinners and jigs
State Record
Striper- 31 lb./ 7 oz.

Hybrid
Striper- 20 lb./ .32 oz.

Clinton Lake - 5,000 acres - 3 mi. E of Clinton
Best during Spring - Fall. Check out Submerged bars, rip-rap or humps near Spillway area or below.
Both STRIPERS but Very Few Pures left.
Glen Shoals Lake - 1,200 acres - 1+ mi. N of Hillsboro
Best during Spring & Fall near points & creek channels
Lake Bloomington - 635 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best Spring - Fall around Island and off Points or at areator.
HYBRID STRIPER
Lake Charleston-Side Channel - 346 acres - 2 mi. SE of Charleston
Best During April - Sept. around rip-rap & pump station
Lake Mattoon - 1,050 acres - S of Mattoon
Best during Spring & Fall. Try Flats & Points.
LaSalle Lake - 2,035 acres - 3 mi. S of Seneca
Best April - Sept. Drop -offs near deep areas and During Winter in Discharge Canal
HYBRID STRIPER
Otter Lake - 765 acres - W of Girard
Best During Spring & Fall off points or creek channels
Both STRIPERS
Pittsfield Lake - 241 acres - 3 mi. NE of Pittsfield
Best during March - Oct. by Trolling open water near dam
Powerton Lake - 1,426 acres - SW of Pekin
Try Jan. - March and Sept. - Oct. at discharge or near intake.
* Stocked couple years ago or so...
Sangchris Lake - 2,165 acres - 14 mi SE of Springfield
Best during Oct. - April. Check out Deep water points, area around Dam and warm water arm in winter.



Walleye

Sauger

WALLEYE AND SAUGER
Best baits are minnows, night crawlers, cranksbaits, jigs and some spoons

State Records
Nick Tassoni caught new Illinois Record for Walleye 15 lb/ 1 oz from the Pecatonica River on March 11, 2012
Sauger 5 lb/ 12.5 oz
Saugeye 9 lb/ 10.88 oz

From Evergreen Lake

Banner Marsh - 4 mi. NE of Banner on Rt. 24
Best during Spring and Fall. Best off Points and along Weed Beds.
Carlyle Lake - 24,580 acres - NE of Carlyle
(SAUGER) Best During May - Oct. around Rock rip-rap, island or tailwaters
Clinton Lake - 5,000 acres - 3 mi. E of Clinton
Best during April - Oct. along Shoreline, between Dam and Marina, along W side, off points, drop-offs and rip-rap.
Dawson Lake - 158 acres - 4 mi. N of LeRoy
Best during April - Oct. Best off points & drop-offs or off flat. (Few WALLEYE & Mostly SAUGEYE now)
Evergreen Lake - 925 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
(SAUGEYE) Best Spring and Fall. Along shoreline, flat and points.
Illinois River- Bureau, Marshall, Peoria, Putnam & LaSalle Co.
(WALLEYE & SAUGER) Best during Feb. - May & late Fall. Best off Drop-offs, Sandbars, ledges, holes, below creeks, gravel and old shell beds.
Lake Bloomington - 635 acres - 10 mi. N of Bloomington
Best during May - Oct., Best off points at 5 to 15 feet.
Lake Decatur - 3,093 acres - in Decatur
Best during April - Nov. around bridge, flats and points.
Lake Shelbyville - 11,100 acres - in Shelby & Moultrie Cos.
Best during April - Oct. Look for Flooded ridges, dropoffs, flats, Kaskaskia River and tailwaters.
Lake Springfield - 4,234 acres - S edge of Springfield
Best during Feb. - Oct. Look for Flats, points and hot water ditch. WALLEYE & SAUGER are not doing very well and the stocking program may be discontinued..?
Mississippi River Pools 12-19
Best during March, April, Oct. Best below locks and dam or at wing dams.
Pittsfield Lake - 241 acres - 3 mi. NE of Pittsfield
Best during March - Oct. around points on west bank.



WHITE BASS
Best baits are minnows, small spinners and small jigs
State Record
4 lb./ 14 oz.

Carlyle Lake - 24,580 acres - NE of Carlyle
Best During July - Sept. around islands, rip-rap, points, knobs & tailwater
Clinton Lake - 5,000 acres - 3 mi. E of Clinton
Best during July - Sept. Open water and rip-rap areas.
Illinois River - Straved Rock State Park & Peoria Lock & Dam
Best during May - June. Best off Rocky shore and tailwaters (below dams).
Lake Decatur - 3,093 acres - in Decatur
Best during May - Oct. Best off points, Rock rip-rap, Flats and tailwaters.
Lake Shelbyville - 11,100 acres - in Shelby & Moultrie Cos.
Best during May - Oct. Best off points, Rock rip-rap, Flats and Kaskaskia River tailwaters.
Lake Springfield - 4,234 acres
Best during Jan. - April. Best at Discharge Area.
LaSalle Lake - 2,035 acres - 3 mi. S of Seneca
Best April, May & Sept. out in open water
Mississippi River - Sylvan Slough
Best during Spring & Fall Below Hydro-dams
Newton C.I.P.S. Lake - 1,750 acres - 8 mi SW of Newton
Best during Sept. - June Best off Points and Flats.
Powerton Lake - 1,426 acres - SW of Pekin
Best during Feb., March and May at discharge or intake.
Otter Lake - 765 acres - W of Girard
Best During May - Oct. off points, rip-rap or flats


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