Guide To Fishing At Lake Mattoon
AKA: Mattoon Reservoir
Fed by the waters of Little Wabash River, Lake Mattoon is a 1,050-acre reservoir in central IL, 10 miles north of Effingham. There is no limit on boat motor horsepower, so it is popular with water-sports enthusiasts for water skiing, jet skis and towables.
Boat launch ramps require payment of a fee to the City of Mattoon. Sandy beaches, rip-rap rock, grass and trees line the 55 miles of shoreline which welcome fishing enthusiasts and vacationers alike. The best fishing here is for bass, saugeye, hybrid striped bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Crappie get the most attention due to great fishing.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, saugeye, bluegill, green sunfish, warmouth and hybrid striped bass at Lake Mattoon in Illinois.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Mattoon
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Mattoon Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Mattoon Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the west end of the 1250 N Road Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Lake Mattoon Marina
1282 County Rd 3600 E
Neoga, IL 62447
Click here for a Illinois Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Mattoon Campground & Marina - 217 254-6680
Lakeview Ranch RV Park - 217 549-8217
Lake Mattoon IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Mattoon Campground & Marina
1290 County Rd 3600 E
Neoga, IL 62447
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Lake Mattoon in IL
General Fishing Info
Fishing for crappie, saugeye and hybrid striped bass in central IL.