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bass ... fair to spotty using plastics. crappie ... fair using minnows in southern part of lake catfish ... fair to good using most baits. ... Continued


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Lake Springfield is a Reservoir in Sangamon, Illinois.

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Lake Springfield is a 4,260 acre (17.2 km²) artificial lake located in the city of Springfield, Illinois, southeast of downtown. It is 561 feet (171 m) above sea level. It was formed in 1931-35 by building Spaulding Dam across Sugar Creek, a tributary of the Sangamon River.

The lake was created as a source of water for Springfield and to provide coolant for the City Water, Light & Power coal-fired electrical generating plant. It has also served as a focus of local recreation. Owners of high-powered motor boats enjoy the lack of a power limit on much of the lake, and the lake is known for warm-water fish such as bluegill and crappie.

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Channel catfish fishing is best from May to September and they are found in the entire lake.

Flathead catfish fishing is also best from May to September and they are most often found in the shoreline near downed trees.

Largemouth bass fishing is best in the spring and fall in the rip-rap, points, and under water structures.

Walleye and sauger fishing is best from February to October flats, points, and hot water ditch.

White bass fishing is best from January to April in the discharge area.

Name: 
Lake Springfield
Waterbody type: 
Reservoir
County: 
Sangamon
State: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States
Surface area: 
4260.00
Maximum depth: 
26ft
Average depth: 
13ft
Standard elevation: 
229
Latitude: 
39.7095
Longitude: 
-89.6004