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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, sauger, bluegill, green sunfish and warmouth at Lake Taylorville in Illinois.

Lake Taylorville, IL

Lake Taylorville Marina and Kiwanis Park are two popular stops at Lake Taylorville, a 1,300-acre lake in the central part of the state, 2 miles southeast of Taylorville. Boating and fishing are the favored activities here while experiencing more than 25 miles of shoreline.

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Lake Taylorville, located in Illinois, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Spanning across 1,200 acres, this scenic lake offers a wide range of recreational activities and a diverse selection of fish species, making it a haven for anglers.

Fishing is one of the primary attractions at Lake Taylorville. Anglers can enjoy a rewarding experience as they cast their lines in search of various fish species that inhabit the lake's waters. One of the sought-after species is the sauger, a member of the perch family known for its delicious taste and challenging fight. Largemouth bass, are also plentiful and provide exciting angling opportunities. These powerful fish are known for their aggressive strikes and impressive fighting abilities.

In addition to sauger and bass, Lake Taylorville is home to other popular fish species such as bluegill, crappie, and sunfish. Bluegill, known for their vibrant colors and tasty flesh, are abundant in the lake and offer a great opportunity for anglers of all ages to enjoy a day of fishing. Crappie, another highly sought-after species, can be found in large numbers, and their delicious white meat makes them a favorite among many anglers. Sunfish, which include species like redear sunfish and pumpkinseed sunfish, provide additional variety to the angling experience at Lake Taylorville.

Whether it's the thrill of catching a prized sauger, the excitement of reeling in a bass, or the serene experience of camping by the lake, Lake Taylorville has something to offer every outdoor enthusiast. With its diverse fish population, beautiful scenery, and a variety of recreational activities, it remains a popular destination for fishing, boating, and camping, providing a memorable experience for all who visit.

Cabins, campgrounds, RV hookups, boat launch ramps and bait are all available at the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Taylorville

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish White Crappie Sauger Bluegill Green Sunfish Warmouth

Lake Taylorville Amenities

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

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Beyond fishing, Lake Taylorville offers a range of other recreational activities for visitors. Boating enthusiasts can take advantage of the lake's calm waters to enjoy a day of sailing, water skiing, or cruising. The lake is also suitable for kayaking and canoeing, allowing visitors to explore its scenic shoreline at their own pace. For those looking to spend a night or more, camping facilities are available, providing an opportunity to immerse oneself in the tranquility of the surrounding nature.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Taylorville Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off W Shore Drive, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.


Lake Taylorville Marina
101 Sweeney Dr
Taylorville, IL 62568
217 824-5606

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Taylorville Marina Campground - 217 824-5606

Lake Taylorville IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Taylorville
Lake Taylorville, Illinois
101 Sweeney Dr
Taylorville, Illinois 62568
217 824-5606


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