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Fishing At Lake Of Egypt In 2024

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, white crappie and bluegill at Lake Of Egypt in Illinois.

Lake Of Egypt, IL

Conveniently located in the southern part of the state, Lake Of Egypt is a 2,300-acre lake with over 90 miles of shoreline. Access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank, or portage of a canoe or kayak, is available at Buck Ridge Campground and several other areas around the lake.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Nestled in the beautiful state of Illinois, Lake of Egypt is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. Located in southern Illinois, this reservoir offers a delightful fishing experience with its diverse fish population and tranquil surroundings. Lake of Egypt is particularly known for its excellent bass fishing, attracting anglers from far and wide.

Largemouth bass fishing is undoubtedly the highlight of Lake of Egypt.These bass, provides ample opportunities for anglers to test their skills and reel in some impressive catches. The bass population in Lake of Egypt is known for its size and quality, making it a popular destination for bass tournaments and avid bass anglers seeking a thrilling fishing experience.

Apart from bass, Lake of Egypt is also teeming with other popular fish species. Bluegill, with their vibrant colors and feisty nature, are abundant in the lake. Anglers of all ages can enjoy catching these panfish, which offer a great introduction to fishing for beginners and a fun challenge for seasoned anglers. Crappie, another highly sought-after species, can be found in good numbers, making for exciting angling opportunities.

Fishing is usually good for most species in the lake. Healthy populations of bass, bluegill and crappie reside here. Several boat launch ramps are open to pleasure and fishing boats. Spring offers the best opportunity for big stringers and an occasional lunker. Follow the schools of bait as they move up in spring and fall, then go deeper in summer and winter. All fish species here tend to stay close by their food source.

Fishing Boats For Rent In IL

Primary fish species residing in Lake Of Egypt

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Black crappie White crappie Bluegill

Lake Of Egypt Amenities

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

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Lake of Egypt not only provides fantastic fishing but also serves as an excellent location for boating enthusiasts. The expansive waters of the lake are perfect for cruising, water skiing, and pontoon boating. Whether you prefer a leisurely boat ride or an exhilarating adventure on the water, Lake of Egypt has something to offer for everyone. The calm and scenic atmosphere of the lake further enhances the boating experience, creating unforgettable memories.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Egyptian Hills Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
618 751-4556

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
618 964-1821

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Egyptian Hills Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Ramp Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Mark Drive Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Mark Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Pyramid Acres Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, northeast side, off Marina Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Egyptian Hills Marina
75 Egyptian Pkwy
Creal Springs, IL 62922
618 751-4556

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina
12024 Laguna Dr
Marion, IL 62959
618 964-1821

Click here for a Illinois Fishing License.

For those who wish to extend their stay, Lake of Egypt offers various camping options. Surrounding the lake are well-maintained campgrounds that provide a serene and picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts. Camping at Lake of Egypt allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of nature, with the opportunity to wake up to stunning views and enjoy the peacefulness of the surroundings. The campgrounds offer amenities such as picnic areas, hiking trails, and fishing docks, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Buck Ridge Campground - 618 658-2111

Pyramid Acres Campground - 618 964-1184

Lake Of Egypt IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Of Egypt
Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina
12024 Laguna Dr
Marion, IL 62959
618 964-1821


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