Carlyle Lake Fishing Guide

Carlyle Lake is the largest man-made lake in Illinois is a 25,000 acres reservoir, 80 miles of shoreline, 15 miles long and two to three miles wide, average depth 11 feet, maximum depth 35 feet and is is fed mainly by the Kaskaskia River.

Carlyle Lake largely located in Clinton County, Illinois, with smaller portions of the lake within Bond and Fayette counties, just 50 miles east of St. Louis, MO.

Carlyle Lake has eleven boat ramps are located at various recreational areas around the lake as well as three full-service marinas.

Carlyle Lake offers great fishing for Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Yellow Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Bluegill, Sunfish, Yellow Bullheads, Black Bullheads, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Freshwater Drum and Carp.

Anglers at Carlyle Lake have caught 32 different species of fish overall.

Carlyle Lake stocks fish annually that includes: Sauger, Largemouth Bass and Redear Sunfish.

Carlyle Lake Fishing Regulations

  • Lakeside Boat & Motors
    2501 S 10th - Mt Vernon, IL
    (618) 242-2600

Carlyle Lake Fishing Regulations

  • Largemouth Bass
    Length: 14”
    Limit: 6
  • Walleye/Sauger
    Length: 14”
    Limit: 6
  • Crappie 
    Length: 10”
    Limit: 15

Directions to Carlyle Lake, Illinois

Carlyle Lake Map, Illinois


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