Hunting and Fishing in Clinton County

A wonderful vacation destination for those who love the great outdoors, Clinton County, Illinois has an abundance of fishing opportunities for anglers. Bass, white bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill are plentiful in Carlyle Lake, Kaskaskia River, or other small lakes at one of our many parks. Carlyle Lake, the largest man-made lake in Illinois, is home to several marinas, where you can dock your own fishing boat or possibly rent one for the day.

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The Illinois High School Bass Fishing tournament is hosted on Carlyle Lake every spring.

Wildlife is abundant in Clinton County. The area surrounding Carlyle Lake is perfect for hiking, as well as viewing and photographing local wildlife. Planning a hunting vacation in Illinois? Seasonal dove, pheasant, and deer hunting is popular in Clinton County.

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Carlyle Lake

Visitors Center, 801 Lake Rd, Carlyle, IL 62231

The largest man-made lake in Illinois (26,000 acres), Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Well known to sailers, it is one of the best and most challenging for sailboats. There is also boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, … Continue reading ...

Henkel’s Hook & Arrow

951 12th St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Indoor archery range, hunting and fishing supplies....

South Shore State Park

14205 Huey Rd, Carlyle, IL 62231

Southeast side of Carlyle Lake, fishing, boating, picnicking, and controlled deer hunting....

Eldon Hazlet State Park

20100 Hazlet Park Rd, Carlyle, IL 62231

3,000 acre site on the west side of Carlyle Lake; camping, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, bird watching, hiking, swimming pool...