Lake Decatur

Current Temperature:
28°

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

Barometric Pressure:
30.27 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 10 Knots (12 MPH)

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Lake Decatur
National Pro Reports

Lake Guntersville, AL
2015-03-06
Guntersville Lake 5 Mar 2015 %u2013 Over the past week we caught several nice fish on Rattle Baits such as the Azuma Shake-Z, Chatter Baits, Square Bill Crankbaits, swim baits, Tightline jigs and D-bo... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-02-18
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-Ian Huey

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):
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 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):
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 Decatur Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Decatur Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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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 Decatur Walleye Fishing

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

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Decatur Spotted Bass Rating:
   2/5
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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 Decatur White Bass Fishing

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Lake Decatur White Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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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:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
07:23 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:50 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...