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Channel Lake

Lake County, Illinois
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How big is Channel Lake?
Channel Lake is approximately 352 sq acres (1 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.8 km) of shoreline.
How deep is Channel Lake?
Channel Lake is approximately 42 feet (12.8 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in Channel Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bass and Yellow Perch in Channel Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include and Logperch.

When are the best fishing times for Channel Lake?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 10 am - 12 pm and 6-7 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Channel Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Channel Lake.
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Are there fishing guides for Channel Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides for Channel Lake and/or the surrounding area. Please see the "Fishing Guides" section down a little further on this page.

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Channel Lake Reviews

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mark s.
Des Plaines, Illinois
4 star rating
Went out a few times on Channel fishing for panfish through the ice, caught gills and a couple perch, the action can be hot on certain days and on other days it could be pretty bad
Reviewed Jan 6, 2005
greg m.
Salem, Wisconsin
3 star rating
I give it a 3 but it was a 5 15 years ago. Channel Lake had been a consistent lake to catch all species of fish. You can set out for Bass and end up with a Muskie or Pike or some other species. I use a jig and minnow 95% of the time when I fish. The fact that the big boats can`t get under the bridge helps the lakes structure.Although the cigar boats do cause some damage. Early spring and fall seems to be the only time a fisherperson can do their thing in peace.
Reviewed Dec 28, 2004
jim s.
antioch, Illinois
5 star rating
Great Lake before and after the busy boating season. Nice walleye, channel catfish and pan fish. Muskie and pike are also in good numbers
Reviewed Mar 29, 2004
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