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Lake Information

County: Macoupin

Acreage: 196

Average Depth: 10.93 feet

Shoreline Length: 8.9 miles

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unrestricted

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? Yes

Swimming? Yes

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes

larger map link Dam Boat Ramp Middle

    Click on area names for a more detailed map.
    Dam, Middle, Ramp

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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Additional Lake Information: General Store / Bait Shop

Contact Information:
Gillespie Lake Office
Blake Ruebush, IDNR District Fisheries Biologist

There were 1 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2017.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 25

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2017 tournaments:

1     4.36 lbs
2     4.15 lbs
3     2.70 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2017 tournaments:

1     62.23 lbs

Interested in participating in one of these public tournaments? Contact us with tournament ID for more information.

2018 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date End Date
(if different from start)
ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Max Boats Species Open to Public?
October-13October-148585ApprovedGillespie New City Main Ramp boat
12Largemouth Bass