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Fishing Report for Mattoon, Lake

FISHING REPORT PROVIDED BY:  Reported by Joel Pittman of Mattoon Parks Dept. Check out the lake soon! "A Fisherman is always hopeful - so many fish, so little time."

WATER CONDITIONS:  Lake levels are up and running over the spillway. Water has a stained color from the rainfall. Get your 2017 Fishing License and go fishing! Catfish - FAIR to GOOD: biting on shad, shrimp, and night crawlers.


WEEK

FISH

FISHING CONDITIONS

5-15-17

CRAPPIE

Barely Fair: Look for fish near the docks; also check out stumps, docks, and cover in clearer water areas with minnows

5-15-17

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Barely Fair: A recent tournament only reported a total of only 5 fish that weighed in at 10 pounds. Try Spinner baits, chatter baits, buzz baits, & jigs near cover during early morning or later evening hours.

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