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Lake Sara

Effingham County - Illinois
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Lake Sara is located in Effingham County approximately 5 miles southwest of Effingham, Illinois.
Site Regulation:
Largemouth bass: 6 fish daily limit, protected slot length limit of 15 ? 18"
White, black, or hybrid crappie: 25 fish limit (collectively)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Sara, IL

How big is Lake Sara?
Lake Sara is approximately 614 sq acres (2.5 sq km) in size.

How deep is Lake Sara?
Lake Sara is approximately 47 feet (14.3 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Crappie.

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

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Lake Sara 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 Lake Sara?
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 Lake Sara (.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 Lake Sara?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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

Explore the Lake Sara area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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History & Status of the Fishery
The sport fish population in Lake Sara is comprised primarily of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, white and black crappies, white bass, and channel catfish. Other common species include common carp and yellow bullheads. The fish population is surveyed annually.

Controling Authority
Lake Sara Water Authority
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Boone LaHood

What is the average air temp for Lake Sara?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Sara? 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 80°F (27°C) to a low around 58°F (14°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 Lake Sara?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Lake Sara.

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

Lake Sara Reviews
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kris b.
5 star rating
bass fishing better now
Reviewed Mar 24, 2006
chuck h.
4 star rating
Decent Bass&Crappie fishing. Channel cat of good size are extracted from this lake also. The lake is not Private for boaters but the fishing opportunities are limited for bank fishermen due to private dwellings.
Reviewed Mar 21, 2004
ken s.
5 star rating
great quiet lake
Reviewed Jan 17, 2003

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