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Coffeen Lake

Montgomery County, IL
Montgomery County, IL
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Coffeen Lake is located in southeast Montgomery County, seven miles southeast of Hillsboro, IL.
Coffeen Lake is 1,102 acres with a shoreline length of 47.9 miles, a watershed of 11,001 acres, a maximum depth of 58 feet, and an average depth 18.7 feet. The lake is under a management agreement between The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and AmerenUE for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes. The lake is a cooling facility for Ameren's coal-fired power station.

Coffeen Lake has a 25 hp out-board motor limit. There are two concrete boat ramps, with one at the far north end of the lake, and the main ramp near the site office. There is no concession stand on the site, but gear can be acquired at a private business just west of the site office.
Coffeen Lake has a 25 hp out-board motor limit. There are two concrete boat ramps, with one at the far north end of the lake, and the main ramp near the site office. There is no concession stand on the site, but gear can be acquired at a private business just west of the site office.

Site Regulations
Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass: 15" minimum length limit; 3 fish daily limit
Crappie — black, white, or hybrid: 10” minimum length limit; 10 fish daily limit

Angler must be in attendance when jug fishing.
1,070 acres
LAKE SIZE
58 feet
MAX DEPTH
19 feet
AVG DEPTH
47.9 miles
SHORELINE
591 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
25hp
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Picnicking
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Flathead Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Coffeen Lake.
TOPO MAP FOR MEMBERS
FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUE CATFISH
Developing DEVELOPING
Blue catfish are now being stocked to create a new trophy catfish fishery.
CHANNEL CATFISH
Good GOOD
During our fall 2015 sample, we collected channel catfish ranging from 8” to 15.5” and weighing up to 1.1 lbs. For some odd reason we did not see this species much during this sample. Site regulation: All jugs must be attended at all times while fishing.
CRAPPIE
Excellent EXCELLENT
Crappie are a popular sport fishery at this lake. The crappie numbers appear low but size and growth appear excellent with many exceeding 10 inches. It appears natural reproduction of crappie is limited. Black crappie will continue to be stocked if available to maintain this fishery.
FLATHEAD CATFISH
Excellent EXCELLENT
Though numbers are uncertain, we capture several 20 to 50 pound individuals each year. From talking to anglers and reading articles, good numbers of this species are caught, with some much larger than 50 pounds.
LARGEMOUTH BASS
Excellent EXCELLENT
Coffeen Lake has a solid largemouth bass fishery in place. Reproduction has improved, and fish appear to be recruiting well into larger sizes. The numbers were very good in this survey and have been very consistent in recent years. The size structure of the bass continues to improve with a high percentage of fish reaching 15 inches and many reaching 18 inches. Site regulation:15" minimum length limit; 3 fish daily limit.
REDEAR SUNFISH
Fair FAIR
The redear sunfish numbers and size quality were not as good in this year’s survey but this species may provide a quality panfish opportunity in a lake with a very poor bluegill population.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Coffeen Lake
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY
Approximately 20 species have been collected on this water body. Coffeen Lake now receives periodic stockings of black crappie; the pure striped bass stockings have been discontinued due to an increase in water temperatures.

CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Coffeen Lake
217-537-3351
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Tad Locher
217-720-0235
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