Clinton Lake - Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports
» CLF Sponsors




Complete sponsor list
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-28-2014, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Yorkville, IL
Posts: 6
Send a message via Yahoo to jonh218
Default Clinton Lake

I'm heading down to Clinton Lake this Saturday and I've never been there before. Any suggestions on where to fish and what to fish with for Largemouths? Any help would be appreciated.
__________________
www.zackhelland.com

Twitter - jonh218
jonh218 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-29-2014, 07:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,325
Default

From a boat, all of the coves on the west side of the lake have been producing. Get back in there and fish all of the timber and lay downs. A few fish coming off the flats or points, but most are still tucked away in coves.

Winning 5 fish bag on this past Saturday's tournament was 23.75lbs. There has been a lot of real nice fish caught recently.
Yak Man is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2014, 10:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Yorkville, IL
Posts: 6
Send a message via Yahoo to jonh218
Default

Nice, thanks for the info.
jonh218 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2014, 03:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Zoo
Posts: 662
Default

Watch the water temp.varies greatly from one end to the other. If temp is 60 or less where your fishing fish the side with the most sun exposure warming the water. 60 plus any where in the coves. If they are not in the coves check just outside 10-20 feet of water they like to hang around. Coves were starting to green up so keep an eye out for the weeds they will be around. Watch the wind 20 plus can put 5 foot waves in parts of the lake.
Good luck. Let us know how it was.
__________________
Please release me, let me go.
Kodiak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2014, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fox River Grove
Posts: 614
Send a message via AIM to BTMBASS Send a message via Yahoo to BTMBASS
Default

I was out there all last weekend and it was tough. I only caught two dinks with about 18 hours worth of fishing. Both came on a white spinnerbait with colorado blades. Seemed like everyone was throwing white spinnerbaits.

The water was pretty muddy everywhere
__________________
Remember to be an ethical angler
Practice CPR
Ben
BTMBASS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clinton Lake Fox_hunter42 Cooling Lakes / Shabbona 8 12-03-2012 07:34 PM
Clinton Lake walleyeman Cooling Lakes / Shabbona 1 09-08-2011 08:51 AM
CLINTON LAKE FORESTMAN Central / Southern Illinois 2 04-08-2008 08:20 PM
Clinton Lake JIMN General Outdoors Discussion 0 04-11-2004 08:14 PM
Clinton Lake 12/7/02 reelman2 Central / Southern Illinois 0 12-10-2002 09:27 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.