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East Fork Lake

Richland County - Illinois
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East Fork Lake is located in Richland County, approximately 1 mile north of Olney Illinois. ANNUAL CITY OF OLNEY BOAT STICKERS AND CITY OF OLNEY TOURNAMENT PERMITS ARE REQUIRED. Boat stickers are available at Olney City Hall and local bait shops. Tournament permits are available at Olney City Hall.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth Bass: 6 fish daily limit; 15" minimum length limit
Walleye: 6 fish daily limit, 14" minimum length limit
White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie: 25 fish daily limit collectively
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish: 25 fish daily limit collectively
Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily limit

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Frequently Asked Questions About East Fork Lake, IL


How big is East Fork Lake?
East Fork Lake is approximately 935 sq acres (3.8 sq km) in size with 25 miles (40.2 km) of shoreline.

How deep is East Fork Lake?
East Fork Lake is approximately 40 feet (12.2 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 15 feet (4.6 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in East Fork Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass and Walleye in East Fork Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Crappie.



What are the closest cities to East Fork Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Olney, IL, Claremont, IL and Calhoun, IL.

Are there places to stay in the East Fork 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! East Fork 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 topographical lake maps available East Fork 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 East Fork 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 East Fork 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 East Fork Lake?
What does the future look like for East Fork Lake? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in East Fork Lake.

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History & Status of the Fishery
The sport fish population in East Fork Lake is comprised primarily of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, white and black crappie, channel catfish, and is stocked annually with walleye. The lake also contains common carp, bowfin, and large yellow bullhead. The fish population is surveyed annually.

Controling Authority
East Fork Lake
Olney City Hall:
618-393-2130
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Boone LaHood
618-393-6732

What is the average air temp for East Fork Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at East Fork 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 87°F (31°C) to a low around 68°F (20°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 East Fork Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of East Fork Lake.

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

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