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Coffeen Lake is a Reservoir in Montgomery, Illinois.

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Coffeen Lake is an 1100 acre lake in Montgomery County, 1 mile west of the town of Coffeen.

Fishing Description: 

Coffeen Lake boasts an excellent largemouth bass and channel catfish population. Twenty-two species of fish are present in the lake, but most anglers seek largemouth bass, white crappie, channel catfish and striped bass. The lake is deeper than most Illinois lakes, averaging nearly 19 feet with a maximum depth of 59 feet. Coffeen Lake has nearly 50 miles of shoreline. Power plant operation noticeably influences fish activity and fishing success.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

While Coffeen Lake has a wide variety of fish, it is best for largemouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish.

Largemouth bass up to 5 pounds can be found year round around the points and the weed beds in back of coves.

Fishing for channel catfish is best from March to October in the weed beds and the shoreline.

Crappie fishing is best in the spring and fall around the points, drop offs, and submerged structures.

Camping: 

Toilets, drinking water and picnic facilities are available at the main access area. A private campground is located just to the north of the main access area. Bait, supplies and food can be obtained there.

Directions to Lake: 

Located in Montgomery County approximately 3 miles east northeast of Donnellson, Illinois and State HWY 127. Approximately 2 miles west southwest of Coffeen, Illinois and State Highway 185.

From Springfield, IL take I 55 South to Hwy 127 south to Hillsboro, IL. Take Hwy 185 east to E. 14th Road, south to N. 4th Avenue, east to Main Access and Office.

From St. Louis, MO take I 70 east to Greenville, IL exit Hwy 127, north to Donnellson. Just north of Donnellson take N. 3rd Avenue, east to Buckeye Trail, north to N. 4th Avenue, east to Main Access and Office.

From Effingham, IL take I 70 west to Vandalia exit, Hwy 185 west to Coffeen, IL, west to Hwy 185 east to E. 14th Road, south to N. 4th Avenue, east to Main Access and Office.

From Decatur, IL take Hwy 48 south to Raymond, IL Hwy 127 south to Hillsboro, IL, Hwy 185 east to E. 14th Road, south to N. 4th Avenue, east to Main Access and Office.

Name: 
Coffeen Lake
Waterbody type: 
Reservoir
County: 
Montgomery
State: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States
Surface area: 
1100.00
Maximum depth: 
17ft
Average depth: 
6ft
Standard elevation: 
163
Latitude: 
39.0673
Longitude: 
-89.4154