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Storey Lake

Knox County, Illinois
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Lake Storey is located in Knox County at the northwest edge of Galesburg with access to the lake off of U.S. Route 150.
Lake Storey is a medium-sized watershed type impoundment owned by the City of Galesburg and managed for fishing by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Lake Storey is 132.5 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 32 feet. It has a shoreline length of 5.8 miles and is 1.5 miles in length from east to west. A boat ramp and parking lot is provided on each end of the lake. Other facilities provided at Lake Storey Park include: camping, swimming, golf, picnic areas and a 2.65 mile paved trail.

Lake Storey was constructed in 1928-29 by the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railroad as their water supply reservoir. In 1952, the lake and surrounding land was gifted to the City of Galesburg for the development of Lake Storey Park.
All Fish - 2 pole and line fishing only.
Large or Smallmouth Bass:
- Protected Slot Length Limit from 12 to 18 inches with 3 fish daily harvest limit.
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish:
- 25 fish Daily Harvest Limit.
Pure Muskellunge:
- 42 inch minimum length limit with 1 fish daily harvest limit.
All fish:
- 2 Pole and line fishing only.
Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish:
- 6 fish daily harvest limit.
Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid Walleye:
- 3 fish daily harvest limit.
Recreational Use Restrictions:
- All live bait greater than 8 inches must be rigged with a quick set rig.

- No gas motors to propel watercraft; electric motors only.
-Swimming is permitted only in designated area when lifeguard is on duty.

How big is Storey Lake?
Storey Lake is approximately 133 sq acres (1 sq km) in size with 6 miles (9.3 km) of shoreline.
How deep is Storey Lake?
Storey Lake is approximately 32 feet (9.8 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in Storey Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskie and Walleye in Storey Lake.

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

When are the best fishing times for Storey Lake?
Today fishing looks to be not very active with peak fishing times around 5-7 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Storey Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Storey Lake.
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larry c.
3 star rating
Lake level has been lowered by 5 feet for the annual draw down to help thin out the little ones and fatten up the big ones. Must use the west boat ramp. Crappie fishing is very good, but many small fish, need to be thinned out. Cleaned 35 crappie on Saturday, one 10-1/2 inches, all the rest under 8-1/2. Threw back about 20 fish under 7-1/2 inches. The lake is called Lake Storey, not Storey Lake; named after Mr. Storey the head of the Santa Fe RR when they donated the lake to the city of Galesburg.
Reviewed Oct 19, 2015
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