Lake Decatur Fishing near Decatur, Illinois

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Details for Lake Decatur

Species Caught Here:
Bass
Bluegill
Carp
Catfish
Crappie
Panfish
Perch
Sunfish
Walleye

Public Property
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Bodies of Water near Lake Decatur

Lake Decatur Dam

Decatur, IL

Spring Creek

Harristown, IL

Sand Creek

Decatur, IL

Description for Lake Decatur, Macon County, Illinois

Lake Decatur is a reservoir located just 1 miles from Decatur, in Macon County, in the state of Illinois, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including bream/bluegill, perch, sunfish, carp, bullhead, warmouth, striped bass, rock bass, panfish, catfish, largemouth bass, walleye and crappie 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 Lake Decatur.

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 Lake Decatur

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  "Paradise is a 176 acre lake with 4 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 23 feet that offers..." Lake Paradise

Best Fishing Times near Lake Decatur

Fishing Times for Lake Decatur near Decatur, IL