Lake Carlton

Whiteside - Illinois

  • 16 catches


  • 10 spots

Part of the Morrison-Rockwood State Park. Largemouth Bass and Walleye are sought but don't overlook the muskie on the sharp drop-offs. 77 acres

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Lake Carlton Fishing Reports

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  1. 12 in. Largemouth Bass with a minnows

  2. Pink jig head with white feather tail tipped with live minnows. 2 big crappie and 3 perch. Beautiful evening on the ice

    Yellow Perch with a minnows

  3. Caught a few crappie on a PK Spoon tipped with a yellow Berkeley Honey Worm.

    10 in. Crappie with a PK Lures PK Spoon

    1. jim haberkost 0
      thanks Jay- I appreciate the reply- best of luck!
    2. Jay Johnson 0
      Jim, I'm not an early morning person any more. Usually don't get to the lake until about 9 or 10 am. I haven't really noticed the bite being better at ...more different times. But I have caught a few saugers in the past in the afternoon hours just before dark. But that could just be luck.
    3. jim haberkost 0
      hi Jay-I’m heading out that way to visit some friends and have finally convinced them to hit the ice with me! is this lake more of a morning bite or afternoon bite? ...more any information would be very useful as it is my first time ever on the lake.
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  4. Caught 24.5" Walleye trolling a #7 Flicker Shad in Bluegill color. Thought I had snagged some weeds at first until I stopped the boat and it kept pulling back. ...more My wife netted the fish but didn't know how to extend the handle on the net. So she scooped up the fish with the handle sticking in the middle of the net.

    4 lb. 6 oz. 24.0 in. Walleye with a #7 Flicker Shad

  5. 38 Inch Musky

    38 in. Muskellunge with a Rapala Scatter Rap Glass Shad

    1. Jay Johnson 0
      after inspecting the hooks on my lure I could see one of the hooks was bent open. The lure actually came out fairly easy.
    2. Anna m nievesA 0
      wow that great, big
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  6. my son caught this 7.8 lbs. channel catfish casting a Mepps in-line spinner bait.

    7 lb. 10 oz. Channel Catfish with a Mepps in-line spinner bait

    1. Roger Parker 0
      great catch, good eating size!!
  7. Trolling for Walleye/Sauger my 13 year old caught this 35" Muskie.

    35 in. Muskellunge with a Cotton Cordell Wally Stinger - Pink

    1. Jay Johnson 0
      Mitzuo Kinchou Minnow. I think it was purple. Got it in the bargain bin at a local sports store.
    2. Aaron Royer 0
      What bait did you use?
    3. Alan Westendorf 0
      Nice one Carter!!
    4. Jay Johnson 0
      he was excited. we don't catch a lot of fish on this lake and he doesn't like to fish here. now he's more likely to go there.
    5. Fish Burgh 0
      Fantastic fish!
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  8. Not very good fishing but caught this monster. Hahahaha!

    9 in. Yellow Perch with a Berkeley Honey Worm

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