Fishing At East Fork Lake
AKA: East Fork Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish and warmouth at East Fork Lake in Illinois.
Created as a reservoir for the City of Olney, East Fork Lake has become a popular fishing destination. It is a 934-acre lake in the southeast part of the state with 25 miles of shoreline to fish. Bass, walleye and crappie receive a great deal of attention, but catfish and various sunfish are popular as well. The lake also attracts the boating public for water sport activities. East Fork Launch Ramp, Rotary Park and East Fork Lake Campground are located mid lake, on the north shore. The park and several other locations around the lake provide good access for fishing from the bank.
Primary fish species residing in East Fork Lake
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East Fork Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
East Fork Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off E Kiwanis Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
East Fork Lake Campground - 618 395-4787
Lakeside RV and Campground - 618 393-4351
East Fork Lake IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
East Fork Lake
East Fork Lake Campground
5250 E Goosepoint Lane
Olney, IL 62450
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East Fork Lake in IL
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, walleye and crappie in southeast IL.