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Illinois Reports
Lake of Egypt, IL
2016-09-27
The water temperature is closer to 80 degrees than it is 44 like this site is saying, but the fishing isn't too bad at all. Caught a mess of bluegill a couple of days ago. The catfish are biting on li... [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):
With Baldwin Lake at 41 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
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 slow with the water temperature at 41 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Baldwin Lake Crappie Rating:
2.5
Baldwin Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Baldwin Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Baldwin Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
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 catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
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 slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Baldwin Lake White Bass Rating:
4
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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:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

06:58 CST

Sunset:

18:39 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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