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Lincoln Trail Lake

Clark County - Illinois
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Lincoln Trail Lake is located within Lincoln Trail State Park, approximately two miles south of Marshall in Clark County Off of State Route 1 in Clark County.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Lincoln Trail Lake, IL

How big is Lincoln Trail Lake?
Lincoln Trail Lake is approximately 137 sq acres (0.6 sq km) in size with 5 miles (8.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Lincoln Trail Lake?
Lincoln Trail Lake is approximately 35 feet (10.7 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 16 feet (4.9 m).

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

Other fish species in the lake include Redear Sunfish and Warmouth.

Are there places to stay in the Lincoln Trail 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! Lincoln Trail 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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What are the best fishing times for Lincoln Trail Lake?
Today for Lincoln Trail Lake, fishing looks to be very active with peak fishing times around 7-8 am and 2-3 pm and 6-7 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Lincoln Trail Lake Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

Are there topographical lake maps available Lincoln Trail 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 Lincoln Trail 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 Lincoln Trail 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 Lincoln Trail Lake?
What does the future look like for Lincoln Trail Lake? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Lincoln Trail Lake.

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History & Status of the Fishery
The fish population in Lincoln Trail Lake is surveyed intensively every two years. Fish are collected by electrofishing, then measured and weighed before releasing the fish alive back in the lake. Aquatic vegetation is monitored annually. Desirable species of aquatic plants are being introduced to help compete for limited nutrients against undesirable plants, prevent shoreline erosion, and provide valuable fish habitat. Eurasian milfoil has infested the lake and plans have been made to treat this in 2016. A few anglers have suggested stocking shad to improve bass growth rates. Repeated studies in small lakes, like Lincoln Trail Lake, have proven conclusively that introducing shad quickly results in poor quality fishing for all species, including bass! Bass recruitment is reduced significantly with shad present. Green sunfish, yellow bullheads, and white suckers are present in low to moderate numbers and few are caught.

Controling Authority
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Jim Garavaglia

What is the average air temp for Lincoln Trail Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lincoln Trail 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 69°F (21°C) to a low around 50°F (10°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 Lincoln Trail Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Lincoln Trail Lake.

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

Lincoln Trail Lake Reviews
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doug m.
5 star rating
Great lake for family fishing. bass are plentyfull and some are really good sized . plastics are great on bass along the shoreline. crappie and bluegill are plentyful and some quality crappie have been pulled out of the north end around the trees in the lake. once was headed back to the landing and thought i was seeing things every 3 feet were dark spots under the water, turned out to be thousands of 6 in bass. got to get down there again soon. fun.
Reviewed Jul 25, 2009

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