ILLINIOS: Fish Being Caught Around Docks with Wax & Red Worms

Fishing is outstanding at the 4,900 acre lake. It is the ideal place to drop your line and catch fish. Favorite fishing spots are in the upper arms of the lake, the bridges and the spillway. Boaters can fish the old creek channels or submerged flats for great action. There are six public boat ramps and one canoe launch. There is also a special pier at the Mascoutin access area for the disabled. A variety of boats are available for rent at the Dockside Marina which also has a full-service bait and tackle shop. Clinton Lake also has a beautiful, 1,000 white sand beach for swimmers. Enjoy the great outdoors at the lake – go picnicking, hiking, camping, water skiing, hunting for upland game, horseback riding, boating and fishing. It’s a wonderful place to relax and watch the wildlife and nearly 40 species of birds. Clinton Lake is located 3 miles east of clinton in central Illinois. Travel Illinois Route 54 in Dewitt County.

WATER CONDITIONS:
The water level is down a little; clarity is o.k. for fishing. Plan to go fishing soon.

Crappie
Fair; Most fish have moved back out in 10 to 12 feet of water and using minnows, but an angler reported catching several in 4 feet of water with minnows this past week.

Bluegill
Good; Nice sized fish are being caught around the dock areas and weed lines with wax worms and red worms.

Hybrid Striped Bass
Fair; Many anglers succesful below the spillway with spoons or twister tails.

Largemouth Bass
Good; Anglers using plastics and spinners baits near timber and weeds beds.

Walleye
Good; Anglers report catching fish by trolling the flats with night crawlers.

Channel Catfish
Good; Fish biting on shad guts, dip bait, and shrimp.

Flathead Catfish
Good; Look for fish near the rocky areas

White Bass
Fair; Many fishermen successful with a jig and twister tail near the spillway; mornings best.

Carp
Good; Nice sized fish being caught with night crawlers or corn near the spillway.

Illinios
Dept of Natural Resources

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