Newton Lake is a cooling reservoir owned by Dynegy. It was constructed by Central Illinois Power Company in 1975, and was leased by the IDNR and opened for fishing in 1980. Although it has a maximum depth of 40 feet, the average depth is near 16 feet.
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
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
Lake Sara is a 614 acre lake located in Effingham County. There are some nice bass and above average catfish in Lake Sara. Spring fishing is good in the shallow water on the very west end of the lake...
A high-pressure lake supporting numerous bass tournaments. Most fishing is for bass and Crappie, leaving the Walleye virtually untouched. 811 acres