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Illinois Reports
Lake of Egypt, IL
2016-08-21
I stopped off at the government ramp to do some bluegill fishing. I was driving a brown f150 and towing a Jon boat. One of the local whores was there hanging out and asked me if I wanted my dic... [more]

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
Latitude:
38.216688
Maximum Depth (ft):
20
County:
Randolph
Longitude:
-89.866807
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-06-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Best bet are catfish, channel and blue are numerous and hitting well. Flatheads good. Drum are also abundant.
Guest
2013-02-17
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
Mostly slow today bank fishing along the North levee about mid-way down to the hot water outflow. Most of the other fishermen the last few days have had the same slow results. The weather has been warmer than normal, possibly affecting the migration to warmer parts of the lake during the winter.
Guest
2012-12-31
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
12/30/2012 - Spent the morning shore fishing for catfish near the water outflow along the North levee. Caught several 8-12 lb Blues on cut Bluegill. Let the under-current move the bait along the bottom. Consistent action all morning. Forgot my bobbers or would have tried drifting, too.
4FATBASS
2009-09-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 88
"We fished the lake last Sat. morning 8/29/09 and the surface temp was at 88* on the south end. Caught 2 bass @17 3/4 and one @ 18 and a smallie @ 15in. Oh, I did catch a 4lb flathead if that counts!!"
Baldwin Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
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):
77 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Baldwin Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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 fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Baldwin Lake Crappie Rating:
2.5
Baldwin Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Baldwin Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Baldwin Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Baldwin Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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 entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Baldwin Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Baldwin Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- really good on top water especially a mouse!
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Baldwin Lake White Bass Rating:
4
Baldwin Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Baldwin Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:26 CST

Sunset:

19:36 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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