Fishing At Lake Springfield
AKA: Springfield Lake
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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Lake Springfield Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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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
Lake Springfield Marina
17 Waters Edge Blvd
Springfield, IL 62712
City of Springfield, 217 789-2323
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Lake Springfield in Illinois.
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Lake Springfield offers some of the best catfish fishing in central Illinois.