Chain of Lakes

Current Temperature:
61°

Est Water Temperature:
58° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.11 (High)

Wind Speed:
East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Chain of Lakes
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-05-22
I first want to start off by saying Old Hickory lost one of its true legends last week and a very dear friend to myself in Mike Erwin. Mike Erwin has been a familiar face to many of us that fish Old H... [more]

-Ian Huey

Illinois Reports

Lake Galena, IL
2015-05-22
Bass on white flukes in early may, shallow or deep trees..going out tomorrow... [more]

Lake Galena, IL
2015-05-22
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Chain of Lakes General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Chain of Lakes 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. Chain of Lakes 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

County:
Knox

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
40.989281

Longitude:
-90.077002

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

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Boat Limits:


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Chain of Lakes Community Fishing Reports


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Chain of Lakes Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Chain of Lakes Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Chain of Lakes Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Chain of Lakes Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Chain of Lakes Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Chain of Lakes Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Chain of Lakes Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Chain of Lakes Walleye Rating:
   2.3/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Chain of Lakes Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Chain of Lakes Catfish Rating:
   4.5/5
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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.
Chain of Lakes Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Chain of Lakes Spotted Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Chain of Lakes White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Chain of Lakes White Bass Rating:
   4.5/5
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Chain of Lakes Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Chain of Lakes Striped Bass Rating:
   4.5/5
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Chain of Lakes Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
05:37 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:16 CST







Chain of Lakes Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://dnr.state.il.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www1.wildlifelicense.com/il  

State Fishing Records
http://dnr.state.il.us/fish/Page_38.pdf  

State Parks
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/par...  

State Fishing Information
http://dnr.state.il.us/fish/digest/diges...