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Fishing At Clinton Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Clinton Lake in Illinois.
Clinton Lake, IL

Providing a nice variety of fish species for anglers, Clinton Lake is an 4,900-acre lake in the east-central part of Illinois, a few miles east of Clinton. Bass and crappie top the list of angler interest here, but the lake also supports respectable populations of white bass, hybrid stripers and walleye. There are over 125 miles of shoreline, much of which is not accessible for fishing from the bank. However, there are a few areas, including near the boat ramps, with some access. Canoes and kayaks provide access to fishing areas, and the boat launch ramps facilitate launching of all types of boats for fishing, water sports and sightseeing. The marina on the water serves the boating and fishing visitors with standard marina products and services.

Primary fish species residing in Clinton Lake

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Largemouth bass Black crappie White crappie Walleye White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Clinton Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Campground - 217 935-8722

Clinton Lake IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Clinton Lake
Clinton Lake Marina
6599 Sailboat Rd
Weldon, IL 61882
217 736-2727

Clinton Lake Site Office 217 935-8722

IDNR Fisheries County Biologist 217 784-4730

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Clinton Lake in Illinois.

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Clinton Lake offers lunker bass and quality crappie fishing in east-central Illinois.

Fishing on Clinton Lake, in Illinois.