Lake Clinton Fishing Report near Clinton, Illinois

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on February 17th

Crappie are fair; look for fish moving up into 5 to 7 feet of water; minnows are best. Bass are hitting on jigs and spinnerbaits during early A.M. or later P.M.

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on May 16th

If you like catching lots of fish along with big fish you might want to fish Lake Clinton sometime. You will find fantastic walleyes, amazing striped and white bass, lots of nice crappies, good catfish, and even a few tiger muskies. In the spring you should try fishing shallow bays and coves with fallen trees, weeds, and feeder creeks. Near the warm water discharge is also a really good spot early in the season. The rest of the season it would be wise to try fishing near current, drop offs, and fallen trees. But you can also find fish around weed lines, boat docks, and bridge pilings. Use crank baits, spinners, and soft plastics. But dead bait works really well for catfish. Good luck fishing!

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