Mt. Sterling Lake

Brown County - Illinois
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Mt. Sterling Lake is located 1.5 miles from Mt. Sterling on Route 99 north.
-Two pole and line fishing only and each pole must not have more than two hooks
or lines attached while fishing.
-Largemouth Bass ? protected slot, no possession between 12-15?, 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
-Channel Catfish ? 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit

Boat Fees are $5 a day or $25 annually. There are no fees to fish.
All fees can be paid to the lake host, at city hall or left in the drop box at the building near the lake entrance.

The Lake is open April 1st- December 1st

Mt. Sterling Lake Website - https://mtsterlingil.com/mt-sterling-lake/

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Caught by Ken Stratton
Caught by Ken Stratton

Frequently Asked Questions About Mt. Sterling Lake, IL

How big is Mt. Sterling Lake?
Mt. Sterling Lake is approximately 26 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size.

What kind of fish can you catch in Mt. Sterling Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass in Mt. Sterling Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Redear Sunfish.

What are the closest cities to Mt. Sterling Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Mount Sterling, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Mt. Sterling Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Mt. Sterling Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there topographical lake maps available Mt. Sterling Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Mt. Sterling Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there places to eat and drink near Mt. Sterling Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What is the fishing outlook for Mt. Sterling Lake?
What does the future look like for Mt. Sterling Lake? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Mt. Sterling Lake.

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History & Status of the Fishery
The lake experienced a winter kill during the winter of 2013-2014. Since then the fishery has improved.

Controling Authority
Mt. Sterling City Hall
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Blake Ruebush

What is the average air temp for Mt. Sterling Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Mt. Sterling Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 64°F (18°C) to a low around 43°F (6°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Mt. Sterling Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Mt. Sterling Lake.

For more Illinois State Park information see our State Park Guide.

Mt. Sterling Lake Reviews
Below is the word on street about Mt. Sterling Lake.
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kevin h.
3 star rating
This lake is typically a very clear lake. The crappie & bass fishing used to be very good. Strip bass have been illigally introduced & have taken over. You can catch the Stripbass with ease. They are small, 7 to 10in. Catch/keep/kill all the stripbass you want. The crappie fishing can still be good at times. The bass tend to be big & fisty. The shoreline isn't overly accessable. But there is a nice boat ramp. It costs around $3 to launch a boat.
Reviewed Apr 23, 2010

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