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Wood Lake

Moultrie County - Illinois
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Wood Lake was rehabilitated several years ago, and it was opened for catch and release fishing this year (2016) and will open to regular fishing regulations next year (2017). The lake has two handicap accessible fishing piers, parking, and an accessible boat dock. There is a concrete boat ramp. It is limited to trolling motors only.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wood Lake, IL

How big is Wood Lake?
Wood Lake is approximately 27 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size.

What kind of fish can you catch in Wood Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass in Wood Lake.

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

What are the closest cities to Wood Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Sullivan, IL, Windsor, IL and Findlay, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Wood 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! Wood 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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What are the best fishing times for Wood Lake?
Today for Wood Lake, fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 6-8 am and 2-3 pm and 6-7 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Wood Lake Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

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

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

History & Status of the Fishery
When this lake was rehabilitated, it was restocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, and channel catfish. Unfortunately, common carp and bullheads may have survived upstream of the lake in a small creek and repopulated the lake after the rehabilitation.

Controling Authority
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Mike Mounce

What is the average air temp for Wood Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Wood 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 80°F (27°C) to a low around 55°F (13°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 Wood Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Wood Lake.

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

Wood Lake Reviews
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mike l.
3 star rating
Have fished the lake many' a time and find that mainly the only fish worth trying to catch here is channel catfish. Last fall I caught a 9 lb. albino and many others that almost took my poles. There's some big ones.
Reviewed Aug 18, 2009

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