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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 81 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
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):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Baldwin Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Baldwin Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
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):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
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
Baldwin Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:03 CST

Sunset:

20:08 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full