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Fishing At Lake Decatur

AKA: Decatur Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Decatur in Illinois.

With 2,800 surface acres and plenty of fishing, boating and water sport activities, Lake Decatur is a vacation paradise in central Illinois. It is conveniently located just west of I-69 at Glen Eden. It has 30 miles of shoreline and flows through the town of Decatur. There are public boat launches and access to some shoreline for fishing from the bank. Pontoon boats, bass boats, pleasure boats, canoes, kayaks and all types of fishing boats can get you to areas for fishing. The lake is known for excellent walleye, white bass and crappie, but also has populations of bass, catfish, hybrid stripers and sunfish. Ice fishing during winter at Decatur Lake can often produce nice catches. Check with local officials for authorization before attempting to fish through the ice on any lake.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Decatur

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Lake Decatur Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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No Campgrounds Or RV Parks Nearby

Lake Decatur IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Decatur CVB
Lake Decatur
200 Nelson Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
217 424-2837

IDNR District Biologist 217 345-2420

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Lake Decatur in Illinois

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Lake Decatur offers quality walleye, white bass and crappie fishing in central Illinois.

Fishing on Lake Decatur, in IL.