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Fishing At Lake Springfield

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and white bass at Lake Springfield in Illinois.

Known as the top of the class for catfish fishing, Lake Springfield is a 3,850-acre lake on the southern outskirts of Springfield, IL. Much of the over 50 miles of shoreline is tree-lined, private property, making it hard to do shoreline fishing. There are areas where fishing from the bank is an option, including specified "Fishing Areas". There is a marina, restaurants, boat launch ramps and boat rentals to enhance boating excursions. Canoes and kayaks are a simple way to do a little fishing and some sightseeing. In addition to excellent, year-round catfish fishing, the lake has populations of bass, crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and other sunfish.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Springfield

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass

Lake Springfield Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Springfield KOA Campground - 217 498-7002

Double J Campground Campground - 217 483-9998

Lake Springfield IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Springfield
Lake Springfield Marina
17 Waters Edge Blvd
Springfield, IL 62712
217 483-3625

City of Springfield, 217 789-2323

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Lake Springfield offers some of the best catfish fishing in central Illinois.

Fishing on Lake Springfield, in Illinois.