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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.
East Fork Lake was constructed by the City of Olney in 1971 to serve as a water supply reservoir. The lake has a surface area of 935 acres, a maximum depth of 40 feet, and a mean depth of 15 feet. The lake has 25 miles of shoreline and a watershed of 9,982 acres.
Two pole and line fishing only. Annual boat stickers and City tournament permits are required. Boat stickers are available at Olney City Hall and local bait shops.

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
How big is East Fork Lake?
East Fork Lake is approximately 846 sq acres (3 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 are in East Fork Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass and Walleye in East Fork Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include and Crappie.

When are the best fishing times for East Fork Lake?
Today fishing looks to be very active with peak fishing times around 11 am - 1 pm and 3-6 pm and 7-8 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our East Fork Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for East Fork Lake.
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