Lake County, Illinois
Today's Fishing Forecast
Fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 9-11 AM and 5-6 PM. SEE MORE
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How big is Deep Lake?
Deep Lake is approximately 200 sq acres (1 sq km) in size.
How deep is Deep Lake?
Deep Lake is approximately 48 feet (14.6 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in Deep Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike in Deep Lake.
Other fish species in the lake include and Grass Pickerel.
When are the best fishing times for Deep Lake?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 9-11 am and 5-6 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Deep Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Deep Lake.
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Are there fishing guides for Deep Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides for Deep Lake and/or the surrounding area. Please see the "Fishing Guides" section down a little further on this page.
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Deep Lake Reviews
Beach Park, Illinois
The past 2 times I fished Deep Lake was outstanding. Friend and I plus our 2 sons caught several bluegill, 3 small bass and 1 crappie. Would of stayed longer but ran out of bait. That was on Friday July 23rd. On Monday I went to the same spot and had better luck. Caught about 6 bluegill/sunfish, 1 small bass, many crappies and 1 northern. This is the best luck of all the areas I fished in Illinois.
Reviewed Jul 31, 2009
My favorite time on Deep Lake is drift fishing through the middle of the lake in Summer catching bluegill, a few crappie, and occasional bass. I remember catching a bass on a silver rattletrap lure in about 12 feet of water. Retrieving the lure, then when the lure was about 15 feet from the boat, something silver came lunging from the deep, a nice bass. Caught and released. I have seen two men in their late sixties dragging about 10 good sized bass in the parking lot (2004). (Shame on them.) I saw two teenagers hold up a large 3 foot dogfish to ask me what the fish was. Each summer I see the early morning fisherman come in at noon with panfish for several dinners. The water is clear and I think the fish are a bit wise. So if you come to fish, fish small, fish deeper than usual, and fish deep. Deep Lake has no public access for boats but for a reasonable fee you can rent a rowboat, put your motor on it, and off you go. You'll find a resort/bar/restaurant on the East side of the lake at 3rd Avenue. If the fishing might let you down a little, the friendliness of the resort owners, their great hamburgers and duck at the restaurant, will make it a fine day.
Reviewed Oct 29, 2006
I Live right on DeepLake. I love that lake. It is so clean. You can see straight through it. This Lake is the most relaxing lake I have seen. I also know the fishing is great.
Reviewed Feb 3, 2002
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