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LaSalle Cooling Lake

La Salle County, IL
La Salle County, IL
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LaSalle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, is located in LaSalle County approximately 8 miles southeast of Marseilles or 8 miles southwest of Seneca on County Road 6. Anglers can use the following number for updates on lake conditions as it impacts boat fishing. The number to call is 815-357-1608.
LaSalle Lake is a perched cooling lake impounding 2,058 surface cooling acres of water with 100 percent of the shoreline comprised of rock rip–rapped dikes. The average depth of the lake is 15 feet, but there are excavated areas within the lake up to 70 feet deep. Caution should be used on windy days as LaSalle Lake may become extremely rough. For safety, please observe wind warning lights. There is usually a 20 degree water temperature difference between the discharge and the intake.

Boating: There is a no horsepower limitation for boats; the maximum speed is 40 mph except in designated “no wake” areas; a working gasoline engine is required as the main propulsion unit; boats under 14 feet are not recommended. The lake has three concrete boat ramps and a paved parking lot large enough for 140 car/trailer parking. The boat launch is ADA accessible. Zebra mussels have been found in LaSalle Lake, therefore boaters should take appropriate measures upon departure to prevent spreading.
Anglers can use the following number for updates on lake conditions as it impacts boat fishing. The number to call is 815-357-1608.

The Lake is scheduled to open on March 15. Hours are from 6:00 AM to sunset seven days a week. The lake closes on October 15.

Site Regulations:
2 pole and line fishing only
Large or smallmouth bass: 1 fish daily limit; 18" minimum length limit
Striped, white, or hybrid striped bass: 10 fish daily limit with no more than 3 fish greater than or equal to 17"

2,058 acres
LAKE SIZE
15 feet
AVG DEPTH
20.8 miles
SHORELINE
699 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
Unrestricted
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Picnicking
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Hybrid Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
Smallmouth Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in LaSalle Cooling Lake.
FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUE CATFISH
Excellent EXCELLENT
Blue catfish are one of the most popular fish at LaSalle Lake. The dominate size group is 15.5 – 21.0 inches, weighing 1.0- 3.0 pounds. Large blue catfish are commonly reported. The largest blue cat sampled in 2016 was 36 inches long and weighed over 21 pounds. There is a high potential for trophy-sized blue catfish in LaSalle Lake.
BLUEGILL
Excellent EXCELLENT
Bluegill do very well in the rip-rap that lines the entire shoreline of LaSalle Lake. The west wall in the intake pool is a hot spot for fishing. The number of larger 7-inch fish has rebounded from the previous year.
CHANNEL CATFISH
Average AVERAGE
Channel catfish average 1.0-2.0 pounds.
HYBRID STRIPED BASS (WIPERS)
Excellent EXCELLENT
Hybrid striped bass are stocked annually. Anglers report good catches of 2 to 8 pound fish, especially early spring and late fall. Site Regulation: 10 fish daily limit with no more than 3 fish greater than or equal to 17".
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: LaSalle Cooling Lake
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY
The fishery is managed by annual species-specific surveys and stocking. LaSalle Lake receives an annual stocking of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, and blue catfish.

CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Illini State Park
815-795-2448
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, David Wyffels
630-360-4185
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for LaSalle Cooling Lake. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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