Lake Decatur

Current Temperature:
81°

Est Water Temperature:
54° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.99 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South at 15 Knots (17 MPH)

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Lake Decatur
National Pro Reports

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2015-04-15
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Illinois Reports

Lake Decatur General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Decatur 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 Decatur 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:
Macon

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
2800

Lake Management:
Municipal Park

Latitude:
39.855276

Longitude:
-88.899652

Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
22

Normal Elevation (ft):
152

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Lake Decatur Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Decatur Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Decatur at 54 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Lake Decatur Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Decatur Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 54 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Decatur Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Decatur Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Decatur Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Decatur Walleye Rating:
   2/5
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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 Decatur Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Decatur Catfish Rating:
   3.3/5
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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 Decatur Spotted Bass Fishing

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Lake Decatur Spotted Bass Rating:
   2/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Decatur White Bass Fishing

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Lake Decatur White Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Lake Decatur Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Decatur Striped Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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Lake Decatur Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
Full 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 opposite times of the day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The full 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, it?s 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. Full moon days can be great fishing. Good luck today!
Sunrise:
05:55 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:49 CST







Lake Decatur 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...