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Welcome to 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!
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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 ...!
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:
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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):
With Lake of Egypt at 48 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.
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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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 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 of Egypt Crappie Rating:
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- Lots of crappie here.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 48 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
Lake of Egypt Walleye Rating:
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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 spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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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.
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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.
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Lake of Egypt Striped Bass Rating:
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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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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase 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.





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