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Crab Orchard Lake

IL (Williamson)

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    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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