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Fulton County, Illinois
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Canton Lake is located 1 mile northest of the town of Canton in Fulton County.
Canton Lake is a 250-acre lake constructed in 1939 and was the primary potable water source for the city of Canton. Canton Lake has a maximum depth of 35 feet and an average depth of 14 feet. This water reservoir holds approximately 3,500 acre feet of water with 7.2 miles of shoreline. The 9,728 acre watershed is 82% agricultural, 12% woodland, and 6% municipal and residential. Historical water quality samples revealed a secchi disk average of 23 inches, a pH of 8.3, and total alkalinity of 135 mg/L. Conductivity readings averaged 375 umhos.

No submerged rooted aquatic vegetation is present in Canton Lake.

Listing of the Sport Fish Regulations in Effect
All FISH - 2 pole and line fishing only

Species Size Limit Creel Limit
Largemouth bass 15 inch minimum 3 fish/day*
& Smallmouth bass
Channel Catfish None 6 fish/day
& Blue Catfish
Tiger Muskie 42 inch minimum 1 fish/day
& Muskie

*daily limit includes all largemouth and smallmouth bass
either singly or in the aggregate.
How big is CANTON LAKE?
CANTON LAKE is approximately 220 sq acres (1 sq km) in size with 7 miles (11.6 km) of shoreline.
How deep is CANTON LAKE?
CANTON LAKE is approximately 35 feet (10.7 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 14 feet (4.3 m).
What kind of fish are in CANTON LAKE?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass and Muskie in CANTON LAKE.

Other fish species in the lake include and Crappie.

When are the best fishing times for CANTON LAKE?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 9-11 am and 5-6 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our CANTON LAKE Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for CANTON LAKE.
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