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Channel Lake

Lake County - Illinois
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Caught by Jim Schaefer
Caught by Richard Huber
Caught by Richard Huber
Caught by Jd Spinners
Caught by Kevin Kudsk Perez
Caught by Neal Ehlers
Caught by Jim  Schafer
Caught by Michael Johnson
Caught by Heidi Lalowski
Caught by Jeremy Moore
Caught by Michael Johnson
Caught by Richard Huber

Frequently Asked Questions About Channel Lake, IL

How big is Channel Lake?
Channel Lake is approximately 352 sq acres (1.4 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 can you catch in Channel Lake?
Although thery may be others but 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 Logperch.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Channel Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Channel Lake and/or the surrounding area.

Are there places to stay in the Channel 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! Channel 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 bait or tackle shops near Channel Lake?
Yes, there are some nearby bait or tackle shops in the vacinity of Channel Lake.
Business Card: Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Kenosha, WI
(262) 654-2260
about 14 miles away

Are there topographical lake maps available Channel 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 Channel Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Channel Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Channel Lake area:
Business Card: Action Marine, Inc
Action Marine, Inc
Burlington , WI
(262) 539-2000
about 10 miles away
Business Card: Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Kenosha, WI
(262) 654-2260
about 14 miles away
Business Card: Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Kenosha, WI
(262) 654-2260
about 14 miles away

Are there places to eat and drink near Channel Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What is the average air temp for Channel Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Channel 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 70°F (21°C) to a low around 49°F (10°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 Channel Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Channel Lake.

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

Channel Lake Reviews
Below is the word on street about Channel Lake.
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mark s.
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.
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.
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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Channel Lake...
Lake Catherine 0.6 mi 155 45 ft
Lake Marie 1.2 mi 480 35 ft
Peat Lake 1.4 mi 43 8 ft
Rock Lake 1.7 mi 44 33 ft
Lake Tranquility 1.9 mi 27
Bluff Lake 2.2 mi 86 31 ft
Camp Lake 2.6 mi 439 19 ft
Cross Lake 2.8 mi 89 35 ft
Grass Lake 3.0 mi 1,360 6 ft
Grass Lake 3.0 mi 1,360 6 ft
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