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Horseshoe Lake

Alexander County, Illinois
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Horseshoe Lake is located in Alexander County at the Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area just south of Olive Branch, IL.
Horseshoe Lake is 1890 acres in size with a maximum depth of 5-6 feet. There are numerous boat launching sites around the Lake as well as campgrounds. The Lake resembles a southern swamp with bald cypress and tupelo gum trees growing throughout.
There is a 10hp motor limit on Horseshoe Lake. Only trolling motors are allowed in the refuge from October 15 through March 1. All fish: 2-pole and line fishing only.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth Bass: 6 fish daily limit, 14" minimum length limit
Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily limit
How big is Horseshoe Lake?
Horseshoe Lake is approximately 1,890 sq acres (8 sq km) in size.
How deep is Horseshoe Lake?
Horseshoe Lake is approximately 56 feet (17.1 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in Horseshoe Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass in Horseshoe Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Alligator Gar and Crappie.

When are the best fishing times for Horseshoe Lake?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 2-4 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Horseshoe Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Horseshoe Lake.
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