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Borah Lake

Richland County - Illinois
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Borah Lake is located in Richland County, approximately 1 mile north of Olney, Illinois.
Site regulations:
Largemouth bass: 6 fish daily limit; 14" minimum length limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit

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Frequently Asked Questions About Borah Lake, IL

How big is Borah Lake?
Borah Lake is approximately 125 sq acres (0.5 sq km) in size with 15 miles (24.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Borah Lake?
Borah Lake is approximately 26 feet (7.9 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 11 feet (3.4 m).

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

Other fish species in the lake include Crappie and Redear Sunfish.

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

Are there places to stay in the Borah 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! Borah 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 places to eat and drink near Borah 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 Borah Lake?
What does the future look like for Borah Lake? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Borah Lake.

Explore the Borah Lake area in a RV
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History & Status of the Fishery
The sport fish population in Borah Lake is comprised primarily of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish. The lake is stocked annually with channel catfish. The lake also contains flathead catfish and yellow bullheads. The fish population is surveyed annually.

Controling Authority
Olney City Hall
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Boone LaHood

What is the average air temp for Borah Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Borah 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 68°F (20°C) to a low around 46°F (8°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 Borah Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Borah Lake.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Borah Lake...
East Fork Lake 1.0 mi 846 40 ft
Vernor Lake 1.6 mi 36 45 ft
Red Hill Lake 13.2 mi 41
Newton Lake 15.3 mi 1,750 40 ft
Sam Parr Lake 17.1 mi 149 28 ft
W. Salem New Reservoir 17.1 mi 32 15 ft
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