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Crab Orchard Lake, IL
2017-05-15
I hate this lake! I've tried to like it. I've tried to fish it. However, the only thing I've ever caught at this lake was a case of the clap from some girl I met at the campground. ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Carlyle 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. Carlyle 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:
38.7074310000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
20
County:
Bond
Longitude:
-89.2800100000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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2013-04-08
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 76
the dam is the best place to catch large crappie
Guest
2013-04-08
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 76
the dam is the best place to catch large crappie
Guest
2013-04-08
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 76
the dam is the best place to catch large crappie
Carlyle Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Carlyle Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 65 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.
Carlyle Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Carlyle Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- they dont exist there. to much mud and sewage
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Carlyle Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Carlyle Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- they dont bite at this lake they are junk

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Carlyle Lake Walleye Rating:
4
Carlyle Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Drag the bottom with spoons in 4.6ft water
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.
Carlyle Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
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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.
Carlyle Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 65 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.
Carlyle Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Carlyle Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- they all froze to death the lake is to shallow
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Carlyle Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
Carlyle Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- they all died go to coffeen lake

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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

05:38 CST

Sunset:

20:10 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full