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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

Maps are not intended for navigation.

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Additional Lake Information: There is a General Store and Bait Shop located at the lake. During the Illinois Waterfowl Season fishing is only allowed between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm.

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

There were 4 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2018.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 42

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2018 tournaments:

1     3.71 lbs
2     3.48 lbs
3     3.32 lbs
4     2.89 lbs
5     2.66 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2018 tournaments:

1     56.10 lbs
2     21.25 lbs
3     17.30 lbs
4     3.13 lbs

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

2019 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
June-2313515ApprovedGillespie New City Main Ramp boat
10Largemouth Bass
July-1411973ApprovedGillespie New City Main Ramp boat
15Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass