Crab Orchard Lake Fishing near Carbondale, Illinois

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Details for Crab Orchard Lake

Species Caught Here:
Redear Sunfish
Sunfish
Crappie
Rock Bass
Carp
Panfish
Bullhead
Warmouth
White Bass
Green Sunfish
Catfish
Largemouth Bass

Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 37.717552 -89.150360

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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 redear sunfish, sunfish, crappie, rock bass, carp, panfish, bullhead, warmouth, white bass, green sunfish, catfish and largemouth bass 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. For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Illinois Fish & Wildlife. 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.

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