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Lake Bloomington

McLean County, Illinois
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Lake Bloomington is located approximately 15 miles North of Bloomington IL, Lake Bloomington is easily accessible by taking I-39 North to the Lake Bloomington Exit, then proceeding east on the Lake Bloomington Road (2500N) 4 miles.
This fertile 635-acre lake has a maximum depth of 36 feet, an average depth of 14.5 feet, and 18.5 miles of shoreline. Lake Bloomington is owned by the City of Bloomington, IL and is maintained and operated by the City's Water Department. Lake Bloomington has been named one of the National Fish Habitat Partnership's "Waters to Watch" for 2014. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership is partnering with the Friends of EverBloom, IDNR, the City of Bloomington, McLean County Soil and Water Conservation District, McLean County Parks and Recreation and local vendors to rehabilitate a severely eroded shoreline on Lake Bloomington. IL DNR staff will continue to monitor the fish community following the completion of the project. Learn more about this project here. In addition, more detailed information can be found here.
There is one public boat launch, but there is a fee to use the ramp/lake. Two pole and line fishing only, no trot lines, jugs or bank poles. There is a 40hp outboard motor restriction. The City of Bloomington requires a boat sticker for watercraft utilizing Lake Bloomington.
How big is Lake Bloomington?
Lake Bloomington is approximately 635 sq acres (3 sq km) in size with 19 miles (29.8 km) of shoreline.
How deep is Lake Bloomington?
Lake Bloomington is approximately 36 feet (11.0 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 15 feet (4.6 m).
What kind of fish are in Lake Bloomington?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Channel Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Lake Bloomington.

Other fish species in the lake include and Crappie.

When are the best fishing times for Lake Bloomington?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 2-4 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Lake Bloomington Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Lake Bloomington.
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james d.
Gridley, Illinois
5 star rating
I have been coming to the lake since I was a little kid, Now that im a little older I am finding some really nice spots that I went to as a kid, Plus the walley are getting bigger!!!!
Reviewed Jan 14, 2010
chuck n.
Peoria, Illinois
4 star rating
I've only been on the lake 2 times and yesterday we pulled in 20 crappie's all pretty good size and even caught 2 bass. Beautiful lake with good size pan fish..... keep your depth finder handy
Reviewed Oct 19, 2009
jim s.
Congerville, Illinois
4 star rating
Very good crappie fishing.
Reviewed May 13, 2008
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