Lake Clinton

Current Temperature:
27°

Est Water Temperature:
37° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.25 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 17 Knots (20 MPH)

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Lake Clinton
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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 37 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 37 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.
Lake Clinton Crappie Fishing

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

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Clinton Walleye Rating:
   4.8/5
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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.
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):
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.
Lake Clinton White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Clinton White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Lake Clinton White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
08:10 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:06 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...