Baldwin Lake

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by alands94, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Lebanon, I
    Hello,
    Does anyone here fish Baldwin Lake during the winter? I heard that the colder the weather, the better the bite. A buddy of mine claims that he can always catch at least 1 20# flathead or blue from the North levee when it is below freezing. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    State:
    Valmeyer, Illinois
    I usually fish the south end. Right now the south end is closed due to waterfowl season. I may have to try the north levee area. Although that end of the lake is fairly shallow it does have the hot water outlet. I've been told that is a PRIME winter spot at Baldwin.
     

  3. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    State:
    freeburg illinois
    the hot water inlet is a hell of a spot when it is below freezing or colder if while ur out their catch some live shad and try to catch some stripers they love i right next to the outlet hope this helps
     
  4. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    st.louis mo.
    were do you get the shad,have tried by the fresh water inlet and dont get anything but tiny ones?