East Fork Lake

Details

Location:
Olney, IL
United States United States
Coordinates:
38.7546, -88.057
Distance:
934 Acres
Description:

1 mi. East of Olney

Public Recreational Facilities:

Boat Fishing

yes

Boat Rental

yes

Ramps

yes

Water Skiing

yes

Motors

unrestricted

Swimming

no

Camp/Picnic

yes

East Fork Lake was built in 1970 for the purpose of recreation and a primary water source for Olney. The lake covers 934 acres and has a water storage capacity of 5.5 billion gallons.

Bait shop at campground; no boat rentals - sticker required; no hp limit; popular for bass, also walleye, bluegill.

Cover/Structure:

Docks, logs, dam, retaining wall. 35 miles mostly wooded shoreline.

Tips/Tactics:

The City of Olney requires boating permits for all watercrafts put into the water at any of the three City-owned lakes; East Fork, Borah and Vernor. The permits can be obtained in Olney at City Hall which is located at 300 S. Whittle Avenue, and Lakeside RV Park, 5238 N. Silver Road.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Shore fishing access, Playground, Camping, Restrooms, Fly Fishing, Floating, Bait shop on site, Rental boats available
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Photos

Map

Map for 38.7546, -88.057
New Fishing Report

Fishing Reports

swingdawg77@yahoo.com
over 3 years ago (04/19/2011)

East Fork Lake Fishing Report 04.19.11

Crappie and bluegill are biting in the shallows,using jigs,nightcrawlers,and minnows.      ...

Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Whitecrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, White (Pomoxis annularis)

782
Walleye-240-fw

Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum)

Freshwater

Guides

There are no guides specified for this fishing spot.

Lodges

There are no lodges specified for this fishing spot.

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.