Baldwin Lake

Current Temperature:
70°

Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.34 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Baldwin Lake
National Pro Reports

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Baldwin Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Baldwin Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Baldwin Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Illinois

County:
Randolph

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
38.216688

Longitude:
-89.866807

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):
20

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Baldwin Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Baldwin Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Baldwin Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Largemouth bass are scarce due to a fish kill 2 years ago. Population is slowly recovering, with the average fish around 17 inches.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Baldwin Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Baldwin Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Baldwin Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Smallies are improving, and more abundant than largemouth bass. Average fish runs around 15\".
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Baldwin Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Baldwin Lake Crappie Rating:
   2.3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Baldwin Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Baldwin Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.6/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Baldwin Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Baldwin Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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Baldwin Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- this has way to many dead fish floating in the southern end of the lake and most
of the fish are in their 30 pound range and theres an oily film on the water
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Baldwin Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Baldwin Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Baldwin Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- really good on top water especially a mouse!
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Baldwin Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Baldwin Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Baldwin Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Baldwin Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Baldwin Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
05:45 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:07 CST







Baldwin Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://dnr.state.il.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www1.wildlifelicense.com/il  

State Fishing Records
http://dnr.state.il.us/fish/Page_38.pdf  

State Parks
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/par...  

State Fishing Information
http://dnr.state.il.us/fish/digest/diges...