Otter Lake near Girard, Illinois
Otter Lake is, in my option, far and away the best lake in the area. I think that because of the 50 inch muskies, 20lbs striped bass, tons of 10-12 inch crappies, catfish that can be found in the 20lbs rang, and good numbers of yellow bass that can be found in the lake. Early in the season it's a good idea to fish small shallow bays like the ones on the north end of the lake. The rest of the season you will want to try fishing near weed lines, drop offs, and fallen trees. You might also find fish over the main lake. Shad raps, live bait, and jigs are good bets when it comes to fishing here. Good luck fishing!
Otter Lake Fishing near Girard, Illinois
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Details for Otter Lake
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 39.408104 -89.911766
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Description for Otter Lake, Macoupin County, Illinois
Otter Lake is a reservoir located just 7.5 miles from Girard, in Macoupin County, in the state of Illinois, United States, near Palmyra, IL. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including catfish, bream, bluegill, warmouth, largemouth bass, striped bass, yellow bass, panfish, bullhead, sucker, carp, crappie, muskie and rock bass here. Whether you’re baitcasting, fly fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Otter 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.