Newton Lake

Jasper County - Illinois
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Newton Lake is located in Jasper County, approximately 6 miles southwest of Newton, Illinois and 18 miles southeast of Effingham, Illinois.
Tournaments: Tournaments are prohibited in June, July, and August.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth, Smallmouth or Spotted Bass: 3 fish daily limit; 18" minimum length limit
White, Black or Hybrid Crappie: 10 fish daily limit; 10" minimum length limit
White Bass: Unlimited except no more than 3 fish over 17"

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Frequently Asked Questions About Newton Lake, IL

How big is Newton Lake?
Newton Lake is approximately 1,750 sq acres (7.1 sq km) in size with 52 miles (83.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Newton Lake?
Newton Lake is approximately 40 feet (12.2 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 16 feet (4.9 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Newton 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 White Bass in Newton Lake.

Are there places to stay in the Newton 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! Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton Lake?
What does the future look like for Newton Lake? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Newton Lake.

Explore the Newton Lake 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 fishery in Newton Lake is best known for the largemouth bass fishery. Other conventional sport fish include white bass, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill. The lake also contains large numbers of common carp and gizzard shad. Newton Lake is open year-round with the best fishing opportunities from fall through spring. The fish population is surveyed annually.

Controling Authority
Newton Lake State Park
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Boone LaHood

What is the average air temp for Newton Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Newton 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 66°F (19°C) to a low around 44°F (7°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 Newton Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Newton Lake.

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

Newton Lake Reviews
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butch g.
5 star rating
Drove 2 hrs. to lake , got on water at 12;00 noon and fished till 3;30 pm with my son. caught several fish, we had 2 fish that went 3lbs, and 1 that went 4 lbs plus several smaller ones. everything was caught on jig and craw. again great lake we will be back again!
Reviewed Feb 18, 2010
butch g.
5 star rating
1-14-10, started at 7;00 am went up to hot water end around riprap, throwing char. and white spinner bait and black and blue jig. caught 2 fish 5lbs and 2fish 3lbs plus several other nice fish.saw several other boats with nice fish beihg caught. left the water at 2;00 pm with total of 14 fish caught. I drive 110 miles to the lake, I am from the Danville Il. area. It's the best 2 hour drive there is to fish. going bach monday to try again. great lake everyone should try winter hot water fishing at least once!
Reviewed Jan 16, 2010
matt b.
5 star rating
Great lake, will be going back.
Reviewed Mar 20, 2008

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