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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.
Newton Lake is a cooling reservoir owned by Luminant. It was constructed by Central Illinois Power Company in 1975, and was leased by the IDNR and opened for fishing in 1980. Newton Lake has a surface area of 1,750 acres, an average depth of 16 feet, and a maximum depth of 40 feet. The lake has 52 miles of shoreline and a watershed of 30,720 acres.
Two pole and line fishing only. Newton Lake is closed to fishing during the 7 days of the regular shotgun deer season. The cold arm of the lake is closed daily to fishing during the regular duck and Canada goose seasons from one-half hour before sunrise until 1:00 pm.

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"
How big is Newton Lake?
Newton Lake is approximately 1,750 sq acres (7 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 are in Newton Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass and White Bass in Newton Lake.
When are the best fishing times for Newton Lake?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 8-10 am and 3-4 pm and 8-9 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Newton Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Newton Lake.
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butch g.
fairmount, Illinois
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.
fairmount, Illinois
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.
Cisco, Illinois
5 star rating
Great lake, will be going back.
Reviewed Mar 20, 2008
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