Carlyle Lake

Clinton - Illinois

  • 64 catches


  • 122 spots

Illinois' largest lake, featuring largemouth, catfish, white bass and Crappie. Walleye, Bluegill and a few hybrid stripers available too. Good public use facilities. 26,000 acres

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Carlyle Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Check out little SNATCH OR STARVE with his PB’s
    We had a great time over the weekend with friends and family..

    Crappie with a Minnows,plastics

  2. Shallow edges, lots of snags, but some good fish

    Allen branch

    1. Nice one Amanda!!🎣👍🏻
    2. Amanda Wilson 0
    3. Amanda Wilson 0
      Thank you! This want even the biggest one!
    4. Nice Cat Amanda.
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  3. Caught this monster at Coles Creek on my 9ft. Crappie hunter rod and reel with 4lb. test line. Took me 20 minutes to wear it and me out and land.

    8 lb. 24 in. Flathead Catfish with a home made crappie jig Lime green and purple

    1. Jason Emrich 0
      That is a nice Channel Cat! Good fishing and tight lines my friend.
    2. Bernard Gresham 0
      Nice. It's nothing like going fishing. I love to fish and I'm looking for some good places to go fishing at.
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  4. Took son and grandson with me, grandson caught his first white bass. All smiles...

    9 in. White Bass with a grasshopper plug

    1. james hanson 0
      awsome catch buddy
  5. Details: 5 lb. 24 in. White Catfish with a nightcrawler

  6. Details: 10 lb. 24 in. White Catfish with a nightcrawler

  7. Have the white bass moved in to the shoreline at Carlyle yet? I was told at point 18 were ever that is a few whites are being caught from the shore.

    1. Ray Emerson 0
      The white bass bite has been mixed. I’ve caught them in 6-7 feet on the eroded islands up north and some smaller ones chasing shad on top in the cove by the cottages ...more near shore. Even a few of the boat dock chasing shad.
  8. Anyone catching any white Bass near the shore at Coles Creek or Boulder area?

  9. Any White Bass reports from the spillway or lake?

    1. Ronald Sanders 0
      Don't know, someone said that a friend is catching nice crappie at the cable at the spillway.
      a friend said crappie are still being caught at the cable at the ...more spillway.
    2. Phil Edwards 0
      Wonder if the whites are starting to move up towards the spillway on the river side yet?
    3. Ronald Sanders 0
      Fished Coles Creek area no crappie or whites did I catch. got there at daylight and left at 7am
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  10. anybody been fishing with the polar artic air that moved in this week? I would like to know where I can fish from the bank with no rocks or rip rap as I have issues ...more with balance with my disability. I want to catch a nice mess of Crappie. I am hungry for some fresh fish to eat. I have not caught a crappie in over 2 weeks at Raccoon lake.

    1. Ronald Sanders 0
      White bass starting to move into shoreline around lake, so I am told
    2. Phil Edwards 0
      Any White Bass reports from the spillway or lake?
    3. Bob Quick 0
      Your welcome depth is relative. Look for a deep spot(channel swings, by dam etc..). Tight lines Ronald!
    4. Ronald Sanders 0
      Thanks Bob Quick for the tip. where I fish is only 8 ft deep and they have not been there for over two weeks.
    5. Bob Quick 0
      Bank fishing will be real tough! Everywhere I have been they have moved off to at least 12ft of water.
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