Crab Orchard Lake Fishing near Carbondale, Illinois
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Description for Crab Orchard Lake, Williamson County, Illinois
Crab Orchard Lake is a reservoir located just 3.7 miles from Carbondale, in Williamson County, in the state of Illinois, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including rock bass, bullhead, panfish, largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, green sunfish, carp, white bass, warmouth, redear sunfish and catfish here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Crab Orchard Lake. Alternate names for this reservoir include Craborchard Lake.
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Fishing Reports near Crab Orchard Lake
"Crappie are excellent using jigs & minnows around brush piles, stake beds, under bridges and along..." Rend Lake
"Bass are good using topwater plugs along rip rap & lilys and jigs near brush. Catfish are fair on..." Mermet Lake
"Crappie are fair using minnows around 12 to 18 feet deep. Catfish are good using nightcrawlers,..." Kinkaid Lake
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