Lake Clinton

Current Temperature:
39°

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.73 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
West at 11 Knots (13 MPH)

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Lake Clinton
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Illinois Reports

Dawson Lake, IL
2015-04-11
Fish shallow waters with flashy spinners/spoons for guaranteed largemouth success. Reel in slow from about 10 feet..they hit around 4-5 feet from shore. Let them chase...they will hit hard, must b... [more]

Lake Clinton General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Clinton 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. Lake Clinton 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:
De Witt

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
5000

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
40.169862

Longitude:
-88.790758

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Lake Clinton Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Clinton Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Clinton Largemouth Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Lake Clinton Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Just fished a tourney on 4/7/13 bite turned on at about 9 am ...fish were being
caught on a swim jig (white silver) slow rollin...fish were on wood and
rocks...boats were loaded at the power plant outlet all day fish were being
caught.pig and jig was a good bait on the rocks also...
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 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!!
Lake Clinton Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Clinton Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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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!!
Lake Clinton Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Clinton Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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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!
Lake Clinton Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Clinton Walleye Rating:
   4.8/5
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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!
Lake Clinton Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Clinton Catfish Rating:
   4.3/5
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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.
Lake Clinton Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Clinton Spotted Bass Rating:
   0/5
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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.
Lake Clinton White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Clinton White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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- I just got back from fishing the bridges and found out that the white bass were really biting in this temperature in the 40,s, I used a panther martin XD, green with a gold blade, an in line spinner, I let it sink for like 5 to 6 seconds then a varied retrieve, not to slow and not to fast was what they liked I caught my limit in less then 2hrs, on bridge road 48, have a good one.
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Lake Clinton Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Clinton Striped Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Lake Clinton Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:10 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:37 CST







Lake Clinton 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...