Carthage Lake Fishing near Carthage, Illinois

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Details for Carthage Lake

Species Caught Here:
Northern Pike

Public Property
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Bodies of Water near Carthage Lake

Short Creek

Carthage, IL

Rock Creek

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Thomas Lake Dam

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Thomas Lake

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Long Creek

Carthage, IL

Description for Carthage Lake, Hancock County, Illinois

Carthage Lake is a reservoir located just 1.2 miles from Carthage, in Hancock County, in the state of Illinois, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including crappie, carp, largemouth bass, perch, rock bass, northern pike, bream/bluegill, warmouth, panfish and bullhead here. Whether you’re spinning, baitcasting or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Carthage Lake.

Join us as we discuss the Illinois Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times chart to determine when the fish will be most active.

Fishing Reports near Carthage Lake

  "Channel cats are hit and miss. Bass are few and far between. Panfish are also few and far between...." Spring Lake

  "Channel catfish are slow on dip baits, chicken livers and shrimp. Bass are fair on spinnerbaits and..." Henderson Creek

  "Bluegill are slow on wax worms. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles. Largemouth bass are..." Argyle Lake

Best Fishing Times near Carthage Lake

Fishing Times for Carthage Lake near Carthage, IL