Is Clinton Lake Open to Fishing?

Clinton Lake, located in DeWitt County, Illinois, is a popular spot for fishing and outdoor recreation. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. The lake also has a variety of other wildlife such as turtles, snakes, and waterfowl.

Clinton Lake has two public boat ramps available for launching boats and personal watercrafts. There is also a floating dock for anglers that can be rented from the concession stand at the lake. The concession stand also offers snacks and supplies for fishing.

The lake is open to fishing year-round with a valid Illinois fishing license. There are several different types of licenses available depending on the type of fish you plan to catch. A Fishing Information Center located at the park provides regulatory information as well as bait and tackle sales.

Fishing regulations at Clinton Lake include special regulations for largemouth bass, which must be 14-inches in length or longer to keep. All other species have no size limits but must remain within the daily creel limit of five fish per person.


In conclusion, Clinton Lake is open to fishing with a valid Illinois fishing license year-round. There are special regulations for largemouth bass that must be followed and all other species must remain within the daily creel limit of five fish per person.

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Daniel Bennet