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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:
37.59262
Maximum Depth (ft) :
County:
Johnson
Longitude:
-88.90433
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.
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Lake of Egypt Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.6
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- 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):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake of Egypt Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
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- There are no smallmouth bass in Lake Of Egypt. Whoever said there was is just stupid!
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 57 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 of Egypt Crappie Rating:
3.8
Lake of Egypt Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Lots of crappie here.
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 of Egypt Walleye Rating:
3.7
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- 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):
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 of Egypt Catfish Rating:
3.6
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- 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 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 of Egypt 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 of Egypt White Bass Rating:
4.1
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Lake of Egypt Striped Bass Rating:
4
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- 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.
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Lake of Egypt Trout Rating:
0
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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:

11:17

Sunset:

00:32

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