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Argyle LaKe

McDonough County - Illinois
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Argyle Lake is situated within the 1,740 acre Argyle Lake State Park and is located one mile north of Colchester in McDonough County with access off of County Highway 8.
Argyle Lake was constructed in 1949 with funding from the licensed anglers of the state of Illinois.
White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie:
- 25 Fish Daily Harvest Limit with no more than 10 fish greater than or equal to 10 inches.
Large or Smallmouth Bass:
- Protected Slot Length Limit from 14 to 18 inches with 3 fish daily harvest limit.
- 42 inch minimum and 1 fish per day harvest limit.
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish:
- 25 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
Channel Catfish:
- 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
Hybrid Walleye:
- 3 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
Recreational Use Restrictions:
-All live bait > 8 inch must be rigged with a quick set rig
- Fall Closed Season until annual opening.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Argyle LaKe, IL

How big is Argyle LaKe?
Argyle LaKe is approximately 93 sq acres (0.4 sq km) in size with 5 miles (7.6 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Argyle LaKe?
Argyle LaKe is approximately 35 feet (10.7 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 16 feet (4.9 m).

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

Other fish species in the lake include Crappie, Redear Sunfish and Saugeye.

What are the closest cities to Argyle LaKe?
Nearby cities and towns include Colchester, IL, Macomb, IL and Blandinsville, IL.

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

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

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History & Status of the Fishery
The lake and its sport fishery are evaluated annually by spring trapnetting and fall electrofishing surveys. These surveys direct the fish stockings, fishing regulations and vegetation treatments.

Controling Authority
Argyle Lake State Park:
(309) 776-5267
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Rob Hilsabeck
(309) 446-9143

What is the average air temp for Argyle LaKe?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Argyle 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 65°F (18°C) to a low around 44°F (7°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.

Argyle LaKe Reviews
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michael j.
3 star rating
There is a one lane cement ramp on the north side of the northwest arm. Did fairly well last fall (october) trolling zip lures along west side of lake for walleyes, but mostly dinks.
Reviewed Jan 13, 2008
michael j.
4 star rating
After the spring spawn, best way to catch crappie here is slow trolling with minnow tipped tube jig in 8-12 fow. Can be rewarded with walleye
Reviewed May 29, 2006

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