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Crab Orchard Lake

IL (Williamson)

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Late Summer Styles

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  • A-Rigging
  • Bobber
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Trolling Deep
  • Trolling Mid Depth
  • Trolling Shallow
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details

Summary

What you need to know about fishing Crab Orchard Lake

Crab Orchard is a great fishery in Southern Illinois with a number of species present including Largemouth Bass, white bass, crappie, channel catfish, and bluegills. Recent surveys of these species by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources showed slight declines in largemouth bass average size from previous years but, while overall numbers of bluegills and white bass have decreased, the size quality of those species have increased. Over 77% of channel catfish exceeded 22 inches in length. White and black crappie are present in large sizes in Lake Crab Orchard but only the white crappie species were present in a size over 10 inches. Crappies are commonly found in depths less than 12 feet spawning near the bank in the spring and suspended in groups over mid-lake humps left over from the flooding process. Great electronics will help you find those humps and eliminate dead water quickly.

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Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Coordinates

-89.0979W
37.7218N

Surface Area

29.51 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

N/A

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    A-RiggingBobberBuzz BaitingCarolina RiggingCast/Retrieve DeepCast/Retrieve Mid DepthCast/Retrieve ShallowChatterbaitingCrankbaitingDropshotFinesse FishingFrogginIce Fishing JigsIce Fishing SpoonsJerk BaitingLivebait RiggingNed RiggingNeko RiggingPower FishingPower JiggingShaky Head FishingSpinnerbaitsSpybaitingTexas RiggingTop WaterTrolling DeepTrolling Mid DepthTrolling ShallowVertical Jigging DeepVertical Jigging Mid DepthVertical Jigging ShallowWacky Rigging

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