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AKA: Mattoon Reservoir

Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, saugeye, bluegill, green sunfish, warmouth and hybrid striped bass at Lake Mattoon in Illinois.
Lake Mattoon, IL

Fed by the waters of Little Wabash River, Lake Mattoon is a 1,050-acre reservoir in central IL, 10 miles north of Effingham. There is no limit on boat motor horsepower, so it is popular with water-sports enthusiasts for water skiing, jet skis and towables. Boat launch ramps require payment of a fee to the City of Mattoon. Sandy beaches, rip-rap rock, grass and trees line the 55 miles of shoreline which welcome fishing enthusiasts and vacationers alike. The best fishing here is for bass, saugeye, hybrid striped bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Crappie get the most attention due to great fishing.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Mattoon

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White Crappie Saugeye Bluegill Green Sunfish Warmouth Hybrid Stripers

Lake Mattoon Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Mattoon Campground & Marina - 217 254-6680

Lakeview Ranch RV Park - 217 549-8217

Lake Mattoon IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Mattoon
Lake Mattoon Campground & Marina
1290 County Rd 3600 E
Neoga, IL 62447
217 254-6680

 

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