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Sand Pond

Lake County - Illinois
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Sand Pond is located within Illinois Beach State Park in Lake County. It is located in the North Unit of Illinois Beach State Park near Zion, IL in Lake County.
Site Regulation:
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily creel limit
Largemouth bass: 15? minimum length limit; 1 fish daily creel limit

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Caught by Steve Hicks
Caught by Dennis Padek
Caught by Bill New
Caught by Tyler Sadlon
Caught by Dennis Padek
Caught by Chris Eppel
Caught by Joe Sadlon
Caught by Mike Stacy
Caught by Dennis Padek
Caught by Dennis Padek

Frequently Asked Questions About Sand Pond, IL

How big is Sand Pond?
Sand Pond is approximately 18 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size.

How deep is Sand Pond?
Sand Pond is approximately 10 feet (3.1 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Sand Pond?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Rainbow Trout in Sand Pond.

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

What are the closest cities to Sand Pond?
Nearby cities and towns include Winthrop Harbor, IL, Zion, IL and Beach Park, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Sand Pond 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! Sand Pond 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 Sand Pond?
Yes, there are some nearby bait or tackle shops in the vacinity of Sand Pond.
Business Card: Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Kenosha, WI
(262) 654-2260
about 9 miles away

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

Sand Pond area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Sand Pond area:
Business Card: Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Kenosha, WI
(262) 654-2260
about 9 miles away
Business Card: Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Jalensky's Outdoors & Marine
Kenosha, WI
(262) 654-2260
about 9 miles away

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

What is the fishing outlook for Sand Pond?
What does the future look like for Sand Pond? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Sand Pond.

Explore the Sand Pond area in a RV
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T@G Teardrop Trailer Dry Camp Ready w/ Solar
T@G Teardrop Trailer Dry Camp Ready w/ Solar
14 ftSleeps 3
Kenosha, WI
2023 Dutchmen Coleman Lantern LT
2023 Dutchmen Coleman Lantern LT
21 ftSleeps 5
Winthrop Harbor, IL
Classy & Modern 2023 Coachmen Freelander with Bunkhouse and Roomy Interior
Classy & Modern 2023 Coachmen Freelander with Bunkhouse and Roomy Interior
32 ftSleeps 10
Kenosha, WI
2022 Dutchmen Coleman Lantern - Not too big, not too small, It's just right
2022 Dutchmen Coleman Lantern - Not too big, not too small, It's just right
21 ftSleeps 6
Beach Park, IL
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History & Status of the Fishery
Occasional fish surveys are conducted to assess the Status of the Fishery and to evaluate stocked species. Herbicide use is kept to a minimum and used to enhance access for shore fishing. Sand Pond receives annual stockings of 8? to 10? Channel Catfish, 10? northern pike, 10? to 14? Rainbow Trout for both the spring and fall seasons and periodic stockings of largemouth bass to balance the fishery and provide sport fishing opportunities. Additional fish species captured during sampling: golden shiner, yellow perch, warmouth, white sucker, northern pike, and black crappie.

Controling Authority
Illinois Beach State Park:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Frank Jakubicek

What is the average air temp for Sand Pond?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Sand Pond? 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 36°F (2°C) to a low around 23°F (-5°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 Sand Pond?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Sand Pond.

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

Sand Pond Reviews
Below is the word on street about Sand Pond.
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eric h.
3 star rating
I think LakeLink has a mistake here. Sand pond at illinois beach state park in Zion is stocked with rainbow trout. I dont think sand lake has any.
Reviewed Oct 11, 2013
chris e.
5 star rating
For Bass, this lake is A+!!! There are some real trophy fish in this lake that seems to get little pressure.
Reviewed Jun 13, 2009
scott b.
3 star rating
I have caught some nice bass on rubber worms in the lake and nice crappies and have sen some decent size pike caught out of the lake in the 35" ranch. The lake gets very weed infested in the summer months.
Reviewed Nov 28, 2003

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