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South Spring Lake

Tazewell County - Illinois
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South Spring Lake is a 610 acre body of water located 6 miles north and west of Manito, Illinois, adjacent to the Illinois River.
New Site Regulation Effective April 2018:
Largemouth bass: protected slot length from 12 to 18 inches, with the harvest of 3 fish either over or under this protected slot.

Crappie: harvest limit of 25 fish per day with only 10 fish over 10 inches allowed.

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Frequently Asked Questions About South Spring Lake, IL

How big is South Spring Lake?
South Spring Lake is approximately 660 sq acres (2.7 sq km) in size with 5 miles (8.4 km) of shoreline.

What kind of fish can you catch in South Spring Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, White Crappie and Yellow Bullhead in South Spring Lake.

What are the closest cities to South Spring Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Banner, IL, Goofy Ridge, IL and Manito, IL.

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

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our South Spring 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 South Spring 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 South Spring 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 South Spring 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 South Spring Lake?
What does the future look like for South Spring Lake? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in South Spring Lake.

History & Status of the Fishery
South Spring Lake was rehabilitated in 1986 to remove an undesirable carp-gizzard shad fish population. As a result of the rehabilitation, an excellent fish population resulted. Water clarity improved and aquatic weeds flourished. Good fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish and catfish soon resulted. Because of its shallow water and clarity, South Spring Lake has a tremendous coverage of aquatic vegetation. As part of an effort to reduce coverage of Eurasian milfoil (an exotic invasive plant), South Spring Lake is treated with DMA4-2, 4D each year.

Controling Authority
Spring Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Site Superintendent
7982 South Park Rd.
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Blake Bushman

What is the average air temp for South Spring Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at South Spring 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 78°F (26°C) to a low around 56°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 South Spring Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 4 state parks in the vacinity of South Spring Lake.

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

South Spring Lake Reviews
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anthony w.
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I would like more info on spring lake located in tazewell co. maps would be a +
Reviewed Mar 20, 2004

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Johnson Lake - Banner Marsh 5.4 mi 600 64 ft
Wheel Lake - Banner Marsh 6.3 mi 45 60 ft
CANTON LAKE 8.8 mi 220 35 ft
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Powerton Lake 10.8 mi 1,426 18 ft
Fitch Lake 11.9 mi 64 37 ft
Bond Lake 12.1 mi 64 37 ft
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