Gillespie Old City Lake
Macoupin County, Illinois
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Gillespie Old City Lake is located 3 miles northwest of Gillespie, IL in Macoupin County.
Gillespie Old City Lake is 71 acres with a shoreline length of 5 miles, watershed of 3,300 acres, maximum depth of 21 feet, and average depth 8.8 feet. It is owned by the City of Gillespie and is cooperatively managed with IDNR Fisheries. This small water body is predominantly used for recreational fishing only.
2 pole and line fishing only. This lake has a trolling motor only regulation. There is one concrete ramp on the north end of the impoundment. There is also camping available at this site. During the Illinois Waterfowl Season fishing is only allowed between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm.
How big is Gillespie Old City Lake?
Gillespie Old City Lake is approximately 71 sq acres (0 sq km) in size with 5 miles (8.0 km) of shoreline.
How deep is Gillespie Old City Lake?
Gillespie Old City Lake is approximately 21 feet (6.4 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 9 feet (2.7 m).
What kind of fish are in Gillespie Old City Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass in Gillespie Old City Lake.
Other fish species in the lake include Crappie and Redear Sunfish.
When are the best fishing times for Gillespie Old City Lake?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 2-4 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Gillespie Old City Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Gillespie Old City Lake.
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Gillespie Old City Lake Reviews
I have a vacation home on this small no wake lake. It is good for large mouth bass and the lake has a slot limit. The channel catfish are out standing and they are plentiful. This summer the wife and I have caught over six cats weighting 4 to 9 pounds, lots of fun. Caught on chicken livers and red worms. About half of these were caught off our dock, rest in various spots around the lake. Bluegills are everywhere in various sizes and always seem to be biting. The crappies are plentiful and I have caught them on minnows and red worms. The boat ramp is steep and it is concrete but doable. You do need a boat sticker that you can purchase at the lake store.
Reviewed Oct 13, 2010
With my Great Grandma living on the road to the old lake, I speant a lot of time here, while growing up in Gillespie. This lake has a "New" ramp and it is steep. Boats are few and far between though due to the size and wake limit. This is the perfect place to do some bank fishing. Walk the footpaths on the other side of the dam, or just make your own. Catfish and Blugill Gallore. If you are lazy this is no lake for you, but if you wanna good place to put out the cooler and a lawn chair this is the place. It is packed with fish.
Reviewed Apr 26, 2009
Steep ramp. I only have rear-wheel drive, and it's doable. When clear, this lake has high potential. Big fish! Gets very muddy in a hurry after a rain. Don't waste any time here, go to the new lake. This lake is no wake. 2/3 the size of new lake.
Reviewed Jun 29, 2008
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