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Lake Murphysboro

Jackson County, Illinois
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This lake is located within Lake Murphysboro State Park just west of Murphysboro in Jackson County off of State Route 149.
Built in 1950, this 145-acre lake has a shoreline length of 7.5 miles and a maximum depth of 36 feet. Lake Murphysboro has a 10 HP motor limit. Within Lake Murphysboro State Park, there are three campgrounds adjacent to the Lake.
With a 10 HP motor limit and no swimming allowed, Lake Murphysboro receives very little recreational boat traffic throughout the year. There are two boat ramps available for use. There are no concessions at Lake Murphysboro State Park. 2 pole and line fishing only.

FISHING TOURNAMENTS: Tournaments are limited to a maximum of 8 boats.

FISH ATTRACTORS – Maps of Lake Murphysboro fish attractor locations can be obtained via email by sending a request to [email protected]

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 3 fish daily limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit
How big is Lake Murphysboro?
Lake Murphysboro is approximately 140 sq acres (1 sq km) in size with 8 miles (12.1 km) of shoreline.
How deep is Lake Murphysboro?
Lake Murphysboro is approximately 36 feet (11.0 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 14 feet (4.3 m).
What kind of fish are in Lake Murphysboro?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass in Lake Murphysboro.

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

When are the best fishing times for Lake Murphysboro?
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 Lake Murphysboro Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Lake Murphysboro.
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