Favorite Lake

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by catfisherman369, May 28, 2009.

  1. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    What is your favorite lake of all .

    Mine for fishing is the reservoir in Nashville Illinois . No huge cats in there but alot of 3 to 10 pound channels . It does how ever have huge bass . I caught a 8 pound 7 ounce largemouth that I have on the wall .

    My favorite lake for all around family fun ( fishing, hunting , camping etc. Is washington county lake just south of Nashville Illinois .
     
  2. 40oz

    40oz New Member

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    My all time favorite cat lake is lake tawokoni texas 2nd would be the cooper spillway when it's flowing
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    My favorite Illinois lake is Crab Orchard. Easy access and contains all three species of cat. Some whoppers in there also.
     
  4. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    So far I'd have to say Baldwin is my favorite, followed by Rend and Carlyle. I also enjoy some of the smaller lakes like Washington County in Nashville and the Mascoutah city lake.
     
  5. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Baldwin, hands down. :big_smile:
     
  6. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I have never fished Mascoutah lake . Is it any good ?
     
  7. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    What ever Lake I am on at the time:wink:

    BW, that is kind of a bogus answer from you isn't it? Do you ever fish anywhere else? :wink: :smile2: :smile2:
     
  8. Catfish KID

    Catfish KID New Member

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    my familys all around best lake in the state also.
     
  9. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    I like Baldwin because I know it has some large fish in it for a lake. It isn't treacherous in terms of obstacles ready to rip your lower unit off. It is pretty clean water in that i do not lose a ton of tackle in from snags while drifting. Oh yeah... I love Baldwin. :big_smile:
     
  10. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Well Dang gummit, outa Thanks again, this dumb board
     
  11. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    I forgive you. LOL
     
  12. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    My favorite lake is not really a lake, its a couple of old gravel pits. A couple times a year the gravel pits get flooded by the river. The flood water restocks the pits with some really nice channels and the occasional flathead. I also catch a lot of bass and crappies out of the pits. Unfortunately several years ago they posted the pits no trespassing. Which broke my heart, because most of my best fish came from those pits. About two years ago I caught a nice #38 flathead. The next day I caught an #7 bass and a #1.2 crappie out of the same pit.
    Besides the pits my favorite lake has to be Charleston. I had never bothered to fish there until about a year ago. Its a small lake and I never figured it would be worth my time. The first time I fished it, I caught a nice #11 channel within the first 15 minutes of being there. I have never been skunked there, and I regularly catch channels in the 8-12# range.
     
  13. skeezaveli

    skeezaveli New Member

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    okeechobee down by the south bay area.....hands down best all around fishing hole....in illinois it's hard to say.....outside of the mississippi river....maybe....beaver dam......i'm hoping to put rend lake on the list after next month...:wink:
     
  14. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    gotta be rend. mostly cause i grew up there. and also because it challenges you and makes you have to think good and hard about where the fish are gonna be before you go out and find em, and when you do, jackpot!
     
  15. The Penn Slammer

    The Penn Slammer New Member

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    Gotta be Lake Moultrie, (Santee) South Carolina. Only place I have ever caught over 450 pounds in one night on rod and reel.
     
  16. Don Wessling

    Don Wessling New Member

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    I would give my vote Rend Lake. There must be a million catfish in that lake.