Clinton Lake, De Witt County

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11/4/17 @ 6:40 PM
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Fishnsilly
Fishnsilly
USER since 7/13/15

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

Had a late start but wanted to explore a few areas from shore that I've wanting to try for awhile. Stopped at the spill way first. Water is low so nothing coming over the spill way. Decided to make a few cast anyway and picked fish in first pic. 4.28lbs. Stayed 10 more minutes and moved on to next spot. Within 5 minutes at new spot caught fish in second pic. 6.63lbs. Stayed about another hour without even a bump. Moved to a few other spots and picked 3 super dinks. Not a lot of bites but I'll take the quality. 

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5/15/17 @ 4:46 PM
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paulski75
paulski75
USER since 6/16/14

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

Stopped at the spillway to wet a line.  I was disgusted by all the trash laying around!  WTF! Why are people such slobs!  Is it so hard to drop your trash in the can that sit empty 20ft away!  

Other than it looking like a 3rd world river bank, fishing was slow.  Landed a couple small white bass.  

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4/15/17 @ 8:05 PM
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Bill1027
Bill1027
USER since 2/23/17

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fish jumping all around the lake. Got totally skunked trying for them. Hit up the spillway and caught a couple on 4" swimbaits. 

Clinton Lake, De Witt County Photo
Clinton Lake, De Witt County Photo
Clinton Lake, De Witt County Photo
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3/20/17 @ 11:53 PM
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Fishnsilly
Fishnsilly
USER since 7/13/15

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F
Late report. Came down to fish with my daughter again. Saturday fished 11am to 6pm. It was a little chilly with the wind blowing from the north. Checked out rt 14 and was pretty crowded so went to the state park to find someplace out of the wind. It was slow but ended up with 3 crappie 9"-11" and one wiper 17". All released. Sunday went back to same spot as wind was now blowing from the south. Got there same time. Way more crowded with warmer weather and plenty of boats too. At first the bite was slow or so I thought. Figured out that we were casting too far out. The bite was about 7'-10' out. Minnows under bobber about 2.5'. My daughter kicked my a$$. I hooked her up with a pink jig head and she out fished me 2 to 1 as I was just using a gold Aberdeen hook. Caught over 25 crappie. Kept 10 that were 10"-12". I did hook into something big. Played tug of war with him for about 5 minutes before he broke my line. Never saw what it was as I could not get him off the bottom. I'm thinking catfish. Great weekend to be out. Wish there was a FISHING boat rental on the lake. Not just pontoons that create a black hole in my wallet.

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2/26/17 @ 11:24 AM
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Toulouse
Toulouse
USER since 10/18/14

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Came in around 4:30 last night, fished for 15 minutes by the 48 bridge, caught a white bass and a huge largemouth, left quickly cause my hands got super cold

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2/24/17 @ 11:27 AM
Bill1027
Bill1027
USER since 2/23/17

Looking to go somewhere over the course of the weekend.  Clinton Lake is a short drive from my house (less than 2 hours) but want to take my oldest after some bigger fish.

Are there any options shore fishing for walleye or striped bass at Clinton before I head out?  Any information would be greatly appreciated.



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2/19/17 @ 5:31 PM
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Fishnsilly
Fishnsilly
USER since 7/13/15

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Late report from yesterday. Was down in Normal visiting daughter at school. My daughter wanted to go fishing with me like she used to. Went to  the route 48 bridge area. Started off on the east side for about 30 minutes. No good. Hopped over the road to the wind blown side. Fished there 2:30-5:30pm. Daughter had a blast. She caught 14 bluegill(all about 7")  one 10" crappie. She used mini mite with waxies, or just a minnow under bobber. I was throwing a 1/4 oz blade bait. Caught a 20" walleye and 2 white bass. I hooked into a number of white bass but kept loosing them. Also caught 5 LG mouth bass but all under 12". Great day to be out with my daughter AND we caught dinner!

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2/1/17 @ 8:39 PM
Crayphish
Crayphish
USER since 1/24/17

Is the plant generating?

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11/22/16 @ 6:53 PM
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DrowningWorms
DrowningWorms
USER since 8/15/12

MOON PHASE (36%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Still very good! Out today 11-3. Very windy, but Clinton is good under these conditions. Bought some minnows with the intention of targetting crappie but started throwing crankbaits and never stopped.

Largemouth: good. Caught 6 near the hot arm. Still active and fighting hard! 

Crappie: good. Continuing to get better every week. Caught several on crankbait near wood.

White bass: excellent. Best bet on the lake and a heck of a fight. Had the Mrs. out with me today. Lucky to convince her a few times a year and she kicked my butt today. Over 100 with 6 over 12 inches. I'm a happy man when the wind blows on the shore! 

Clinton Lake, De Witt County Photo
Clinton Lake, De Witt County Photo
Clinton Lake, De Witt County Photo
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11/12/16 @ 5:31 PM
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DrowningWorms
DrowningWorms
USER since 8/15/12

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Out today 7-3. was COLD this morning. Great to see lots of boats out at the marina. Here is my report from the marina up to the 54 bridge. Cold end likely has a different report. 

Bass: tough. Caught 5. Never really got a pattern going. Some deep and some shallow. A few of the bites were very aggressive on a crankbait this morning near the marina. By the end of the day it still did not seem as though the fish moved up shallow with the sunshine. Sunday could be a completely different story with more sun and wind predicted.

Crappie: did not target them but watched others and talked. Tough day like the bass, but overall they are still good and holding close to shoreline wood. Jigs and minnows seem to be producing equally well. Stop by Joes baitshop for a better idea. Plus, he's a really great guy.

White bass: excellent. Targeted them around noon after the disappointment with the bass bite. Had to move around a little before I found them. When I did the action was non-stop. Well over 100 fish. Mostly small but about a dozen over 12 inches. Many in the same areas crappie are holding. If you look close you will see small shad surfacing. My guess is that the white bass and crappie are utilizing them. Small shad colored crankbaits worked the best. Peak bite was 1pm.

Walleye: did not hear anyone targeting them but I did catch 3 decent sized fish among the white bass on cranks. 

Catfish: no info

Good luck!

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