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Otter Lake is a Reservoir in Macoupin, Illinois.

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Otter Lake is a 765-acre (3.0 km²) artificial lake in Macoupin County, Illinois. It is located 6 miles (10 km) west of Girard. The reservoir is named after Otter Creek, a tributary of Macoupin Creek and the Illinois River.

Otter Creek was dammed to provide flood control, water-based recreation, and a source of clean water for North Otter and South Otter Townships within Macoupin County.

Fishing Description: 

Recreation centers on fishing opportunities, with the lake managed for striped bass, crappie, and muskie.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Striped and hybrid striped bass fishing is best in the spring and fall in the points and creek channels.

Muskie are from March through November in the covers and shoreline.

Fishing for channel catfish is best from May to October in the rip-rap, points, and bays.

White bass are found most often from May to October in the points, rip-rap, and flats.

Name: 
Otter Lake
Waterbody type: 
Reservoir
County: 
Macoupin
State: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States
Surface area: 
765.00
Standard elevation: 
164
Latitude: 
39.437
Longitude: 
-89.895