Lake McLeansboro Fishing Report near McLeansboro, Illinois

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Fishing Lake McLeansboro

on May 21st

The fishery in Lake McLeansboro is doing rather well lately. You will find lots of 2-3lbs bass with a few big ones mixed in, 30-50lbs flathead catfish that are not uncommon, tons of bluegills under 8 inches, and decent crappies. Early in the fishing season try fishing the shallow bays, fallen trees, feeder creeks, and boat docks. Think about fishing weed lines, drop offs, fallen trees, and boat docks. Jigs, live bait, and soft plastics are all good baits. Good luck fishing!


Fishing Hot Spots near Lake McLeansboro

  "Fished 1st point Northeast of the boat launch and followed into that cove that splits in two. 20..." Lake Jaycee

  "Bluegill are fair using crickets, wax worms and red worms. Catfish are fair using leeches, cheese..." Crab Orchard Lake

  "If you like bass averaging 14 inches, bluegills that average 8 inches, nice catfish, and crappies..." Harrisburg Reservoir

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