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Lower Illinois River

Fishing Contact: (918) 683-1031
Game Warden: (918) 431-2550, (918) 431-2544

SPECIAL AREA REGULATIONS

ODWC-OWNED LAKES REGULATIONS

MAP OF LOWER ILLINOIS RIVER

Location: The Lower Illinois River (Google Map) is located 5.5 miles northeast of Gore on SH 100.

Recreational Facilities: U.S. Corps of Engineers and ODWC manage public access locations.

Fish Species of interest: Rainbow TroutStriped Bass, White Bass, Sauger, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

Bait & Tackle Nearby:

Physical Description:

  • Shoreline length - 7.75 mi.

Management Practices: Rainbow trout are stocked regularly.

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Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    Jerry Henry
    Date:
    08/02/2021
    Lake Elevation:
    Normal
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    65 and dingy

    Action: Fair
    Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
    Locations: Below the dam, Shallows