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Crab Orchard Lake, IL
2017-05-15
I hate this lake! I've tried to like it. I've tried to fish it. However, the only thing I've ever caught at this lake was a case of the clap from some girl I met at the campground. ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake of Egypt 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 of Egypt 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:
37.5926150000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Johnson
Longitude:
-88.9043320000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
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Surface Area (acres):
0
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Guest
2017-03-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 60
The recent warmer weather has increased boating traffic on the big L of E. Before too long, pontoon boats and other pleasure craft will be running up and down the lake without regard for fishermen. This is not all bad, however, as the minute the pontoon boats come out the bikinis do as well.. Most of these pontoon boats are fast enough, even with a small outboard, to blow off a bikini top. Better wear a life jacket and be ready, because you'll be swimming in ...!
Guest
2016-09-27
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 78
The water temperature is closer to 80 degrees than it is 44 like this site is saying, but the fishing isn't too bad at all. Caught a mess of bluegill a couple of days ago. The catfish are biting on live sunfish, and even caught a 7lb largemouth bass while out bluegilling.
Lake of Egypt Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake of Egypt Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- A friend of mine and I decided to try our hand at this species of fish. Salamon fishermen at heart, I purchased a boat that had the name of said species in its title. It was 20 feet long with a 225 horsepower Mercury engine. After an 8 hour drive south, we arrived at this lake. We launched the boat and were quickly on our way. With the boat at maximum speed, I found what looked to be a promising cove. I quickly turned the boat into it. Suddenly, the boat came to a halt, sending my friend and myself flying out of the boat. When we were finally able to swim to the surface, we saw my beautiful new boat sinking from site. We were rescued by another boater and taken back to my vehicle. For some reason, we were told we struck a stump. We are still trying to figure out why someone cuts a tree in the middle of a lake. I lost my boat. Avoid this lake at all cost!
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake of Egypt Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake of Egypt Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no smallmouth bass in Lake Of Egypt. Whoever said there was is just stupid!
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake of Egypt Crappie Rating:
4
Lake of Egypt Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Lots of crappie here.
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 of Egypt Walleye Rating:
3.5
Lake of Egypt Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Walleye were stocked in Lake of Egypt during the early 1990s. The lake is unsuitable for them to reproduce naturally. Any walleye left would be nearly 30 years old. Needless to say, there are no longer any walleye in Lake of Egypt.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Lake of Egypt Catfish Rating:
3.5
Lake of Egypt Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If you're looking for some good catfish, get yourself a jar of Big Heath's Super Staple Catfish Dip Bait. It's the best thing going, as big Heath makes it himself... The only thing he holds onto tighter than his secret recipe is his fishing rod when using some of his own bait.... and all of the locals' money he gets by selling jars of bait. All jokes aside, however, this lake is full of catfish and they're underfished... Get some of Big Heath's Bait (They Have it at Dunn's and Just Add Water Bait Shops) and take the kids out for an exciting day or evening of catfishing!
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake of Egypt Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake of Egypt Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake of Egypt White Bass Rating:
4
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake of Egypt Striped Bass Rating:
4
Lake of Egypt Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- These big mfrs won't bite on anything.. You see them all the time busting baitfish at the surface of the open water, but the minute you throw any lure towards them they go away. Save your time, patience, and money and fish for something different in this lake.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

05:40 CST

Sunset:

20:05 CST

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