Clinton Lake

De Witt - Illinois


  • 83 catches

  • 1K+ followers

  • 286 spots

This large cooling lake supports a diverse fishery, featuring largemouth, catfish, Walleye and hybrid stripers. Crappie and Bluegill provide plenty of action for panfish enthusiasts. Great public use facilities. 4,895 acres A section of the Clinton Lake ...

Find Local Fishing Spots on the Interactive Map!

or
*Used to locate nearby fishing activity


By signing up with Fishidy you accept the User Terms and Privacy Policy.

Clinton Lake Fishing Reports

Recently shared catches and fishing spots

  1. when is the best time in spring to fish crappie ?
    possibly moving back---have been gone 35 yrs.

    1. End of April and May see you there
  2. Got my limit of crappie and a couple channels to go with this beast but all in all it was a great day out and if you haven’t been there it’s a excellent lake to ...more give a shot.

    30 lb. Flathead Catfish with a Live minnow fishing for crappie w/4lb line 😎 “SNATCH OR STARVE”

    1. Cindy Prosser 0
      That has to be a fun fight on 4lb test!! 👍
    2. Paul Moore 0
      Thanks
    3. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one !!!
    4. View full conversation
  3. Snowy morning at Clinton Lake. The Crappie were going crazy. Lots and lots of small ones, ended up fishing for 5 hours to catch 15 Crappie that were legal size. ...more Total amount of fish caught was 134.

    Black Crappie

    1. james hanson 0
      that must of been a blast
  4. Black Crappie with a lure

    1. Terry Ryder 0
      They have been on all winter long. Last few times I went the bite is best early morning before sun comes up. Then in the evening as the sun goes down.
    2. Jeremiah Wattigny 0
      They turning on over there ? I may go try and target some crappie this coming weekend ! What's the water temp ?
    3. View full conversation
  5. In December 2017 on one of the coldest mornings we had In central Illinois the Crappie we going crazy. 15 fish limit in 2 hours. Caught several small fish along ...more with my limit. Well worth fighting the frigid temps.

    Black Crappie with a bait

  6. A few crappie and blue gill from Clinton lake back in February.

    Black Crappie with a lure

    1. Terry Ryder 0
      The lake has risen about 3 foot, water is a bit murky, water temp is at med 40's and dropping slowly, will probably start rising by the weekend.
    2. Scott Bailey 0
      What's water temp right now on lake. Wanting to plan a crappie trip for middle March. Thanks
    3. View full conversation
  7. Last Sunday's catch at the lake, before all of the rain moved in.

    Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. Terry Ryder 0
      silver rat L trap, red eye, blue top.
    2. Kaye Puszakowski 0
      Nice catch, what bait did you use?
    3. View full conversation
  8. Details: Valley Mill

    Lots of stumps and logs

  9. Caught this guy about 10 ft from shore. Didn't have a scale so guessing the weight to be somewhere between 6-8 lbs (wasn't very fat so felt a bit light ...more for its length). Didn't have a measuring tape either so had to get the length from my photo editing software. Its pretty accurate though especially since I had the lure in the picture and I know how long it is. So the length I posted should be pretty close. Released him after I got a couple pics.

    20 in. Largemouth Bass with a 5" Balsa Shad

Find more fishing reports in Illinois


  • Lake Shelbyville

    Crappie are the main attraction on this big Corps of Engineers impoundment. Walleye are a seasonal factor. Excellent facilities for camping, access and shore fishing. 11,000 acres

    Followers
    1227
    Catches
    74
    Spots
    143

  • Springfield Lake

    The numerous docks around the lake provide excellent habitat for all species. Look for rod holders on docks to indicate the presence of privately placed brush piles. 4,234 acres

    Followers
    510
    Catches
    85
    Spots
    73

  • Sangchris Lake

    Considered the best bass water in the state. This cooling reservoir also boasts excellent striper fishing. 2,165 acres

    Followers
    456
    Catches
    41
    Spots
    47

  • Evergreen Lake

    When you fish Evergreen Lake you are fishing one of the best musky lakes in the state. You are also fishing an amazing bass lake. Early in the fishing season fish feeder creeks, small bays and coves, ...

    Followers
    360
    Catches
    16
    Spots
    17

Loading...