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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
Latitude:
40.169862
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
De Witt
Longitude:
-88.790758
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
5000
Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
State Park
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Lake Clinton Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
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):
With Lake Clinton at 44 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.
Lake Clinton Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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 Rating:
3.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Lake Clinton Walleye Rating:
4.5
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Lake Clinton Catfish Rating:
4.5
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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 Rating:
0
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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 Rating:
3
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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 Rating:
4
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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:

06:50 CST

Sunset:

18:42 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full