Fishing At Clinton Lake
AKA: Lake Clinton
Fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Clinton Lake in Illinois.
Providing a nice variety of fish species for anglers, Clinton Lake is an 4,900-acre lake in the east-central part of Illinois, a few miles east of Clinton. Bass and crappie top the list of angler interest here, but the lake also supports respectable populations of white bass, hybrid stripers and walleye. There are over 125 miles of shoreline, much of which is not accessible for fishing from the bank. However, there are a few areas, including near the boat ramps, with some access. Canoes and kayaks provide access to fishing areas, and the boat launch ramps facilitate launching of all types of boats for fishing, water sports and sightseeing. The marina on the water serves the boating and fishing visitors with standard marina products and services.
Primary fish species residing in Clinton Lake
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Clinton Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Barefoot Cove Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Campground - 217 935-8722
Clinton Lake IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Clinton Lake Marina
6599 Sailboat Rd
Weldon, IL 61882
Clinton Lake Site Office 217 935-8722
IDNR Fisheries County Biologist 217 784-4730
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Clinton Lake in Illinois.
General Fishing Info
Information about fishing lakes in Illinois
Clinton Lake offers lunker bass and quality crappie fishing in east-central Illinois.