Otter Lake Fishing near Girard, Illinois

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Details for Otter Lake

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Public Property
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Bodies of Water near Otter Lake

Otter Lake Dam

Girard, IL

Whites Pond Dam

Girard, IL

Whites Pond

Girard, IL

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 bullhead, striped bass, panfish, largemouth bass, rock bass, warmouth, sucker, bream/bluegill, yellow bass, muskie, crappie, catfish and carp here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Otter Lake.

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 Otter Lake

  "Nice for panfish in the winter. There is a good line of algae around most of the lake in the..." Bunker Hill Reservoir

  "Bass are fair using jigs in the evenings near brush and trees. Catfish are fair to spotty using cut..." Lake Springfield

  "The bass in Old Mount Olive Reservoir average about 2lbs, the crappies average about 3 quarters of..." Old Mount Olive Reservoir

Best Fishing Times near Otter Lake

Fishing Times for Otter Lake near Girard, IL