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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:
38.707431
Maximum Depth (ft):
20
County:
Bond
Longitude:
-89.280010
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):
With Carlyle 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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):
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.
Carlyle Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
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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.
Carlyle Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
5
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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.
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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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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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:

08:05 CST

Sunset:

17:32 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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